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What are the main parts of scaffolding?

What are the main parts of scaffolding?

Three main scaffolding components include ledgers, standards and transoms. The standard is a tube or long pipe running through the length of the scaffolding and connecting the mass of the scaffold to the ground.

The base is connected a base plate that distributes the weight of each standard. Running horizontally, in between each standard is a ledger that further supports weight distribution.

Transoms are placed on top of ledgers and take different forms; main and intermediate transoms. The main transoms support the standard by acting as supporting boards for the standard by holding them in place. Intermediate transoms are placed beside the main for additional board support.

Other basic components of a scaffolding include the scaffold tubes, scaffold couplers, adjustable base plates, diagonal braces, toe boards and decks.