A scaffold is a makeshift structure temporarily created to support construction workers and materials during construction. It has been in use since time immemorial.
Several types of scaffolding are used today. There are pre-constructed, modular system of pipes or tubes, made from different kinds of materials such as steel, aluminium, or even wood or bamboo as commonly used in Asia.
Scaffoldings are critical to the success of the construction. Its structure must be ensured to be safe and secure. Therefore, guidelines have been created in order to verify the safety of scaffolding.
Scafflink Australia strictly follows these rules and regulations. Every scaffolding specialist must keep in mind that:
The grades and sizes below should help you and your scaffolder when picking the appropriate scaffold planks.
GRADE WIDTH (in mm) WIDTH (in Inches)
Select structural Scaffold planks 38 x 235 2 x 10 (nominal)
Select structural Joists and planks 38 x 235 2 x 10 (nominal)
No. 2 and Better Joists and planks 48 x 251 2 x 10 (rough sewn)
No. 2 and Better Joists and planks 38 x 235 2 x 10 (dressed/nominal)
Note that these scaffold planks must be doubled, one on top of the other.
In the end, always remember that safety comes first. Scaffolding used may be cheap, but safety must still be ensured.
If you would like to discuss more about scaffold planks, feel free to call Scaff Connect. We are always happy to answer your enquiries.