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Can’t I just use ladders instead of scaffolding?

Can’t I just use ladders instead of scaffolding?

You can opt for a ladder over scaffolding but the truth is ladders can’t offer the same level of flexibility or stability as scaffolding. Compared to ladders, scaffolding is far safer and more versatile because it offers ample room to work and a stable base that makes it less likely to slip or fall over.

With a ladder, you would have to move it frequently to cover only a little area, this makes it inconvenient, time consuming and labour intensive. Also, unlike ladders that require another party to hold them in place, scaffolds can firmly stand on their own.