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Can’t I just use ladders instead of scaffolding?

Can’t I just use ladders instead of scaffolding?

Ladders are an option, but the truth is they don’t offer as much flexibility or stability as scaffolding. Scaffolding has a more stable base compared to ladders, which makes it far safer and less likely to slip or fall over.

Also, you can get more work done faster with scaffolding thanks to the fact that the platform offers a larger area to work. With a ladder, you would have to frequently move it to cover only a small area which 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.