What is Scaffolding?
Scaffolding is temporary building structure comprised of metal and wood which is used to repair, maintain, or clean a building.
If you’ve ever been to New York City or other major cities, it’s almost a guarantee you’ve walked under or seen scaffolding… it’s everywhere!
Scaffolding helps workers reach certain areas of a building without using a crane, ladder, or other unnecessary equipment. It allows workers to walk, climb, and execute their work while continuing to use their equipment.
It also prevents the hindering of traffic by allowing vehicles and pedestrians to continue to their daily travel.
The best part is, it’s temporary. As soon as the work, maintenance, or cleaning is done, the scaffolding can be taken down.
Scaffolding is versatile and can be customized to the job desired. Floors can be placed down at certain levels or areas so the work needed can be completed.
Our Rental Prices
At Contractors Supply LLC, we offer both indoor and outdoor scaffolding to fit your worksite/project.
Frames 5′ x 5′
Frames 5′ x 6′
Combine the different length frames, bars, and planks to create your own unique scaffolding setup.
How Do I Set It Up?
Scaffolding is easy to set up once you know it. We’ll give you a walkthrough on how to assemble and dissemble and simplify the process.
What Size And How Much Scaffolding Do I Need?
Give us a call or come visit our showroom and we’ll be happy to explain the requirements. Just give us a few details and description of your jobsite as well as the height you need to cover. We’ll also show you our different types of scaffold in person.
Types of Scaffolding
Here are the types that Contractors Supply LLC rents and sells.
The most popular type of scaffolding, this is used mainly for construction work and elevating to higher surfaces of buildings. The higher the elevation, the wider the scaffolding base must be. This is to prevent unstable tipping or collapse.
Also known as a utility scaffold or a rolling tower. This type of scaffolding is set up on wheels and can be placed and moved around for need be. Its height can be adjusted and base widened out. This is perfect for painters, electricians, and people who find themselves needing to move around.
Shoring is used for the placement of beams or other equipment, not workers. Shoring is often utilized to support the building, renovation, and demolition of bridges or other large structures.
Why Choose Contractors Supply?
Very simply, we’ll match any competitors pricing! If you see someone who offers a better price than us, we’ll work out a better deal for you on the spot.
We’ve already served thousands of customers working with scaffolding needs in the New York and Connecticut area and we’d be more than happy to help and answer you regarding all your scaffold needs and questions.
Scaffolding Safety Equipment and Accident Prevention
If done correctly, scaffolding is a fantastic tool and asset that helps increase the versatility and ability of workers. But if scaffolding is done incorrectly, it can cause major causalities for workers and innocent bystanders. Not to mention it can also damage lots of property.
Unfortunately, scaffolding is not as structurally sound as most buildings. It is made of long and thin pipes and beams that can carry a ton of weight.
Scaffolding accidents are more common than you think. There responsible for over 10,000 injuries and 80 deaths every year! There are a variety of factors that can cause scaffolding accidents. These factors can even cause the whole structure to collapse.
Even when scaffolding doesn’t collapse, serious injury or death can still occur due to:
Falling Equipment or Tools
Rough Environmental Conditions (Rain, Ice, Snow)
Slips and Falls
Those who wish to take part in scaffolding, must be trained, supervised, follow OSHA protocol, and state regulations. Be sure to check with your local area and state regarding scaffolding rules and regulations. Proper handling and setup of the scaffolding is essential, as well as knowing the weight and load limits.
It’s also a good idea to wear the proper safety equipment when working with scaffolding. It is highly recommended to wear a hard hat and steel-toed boots. These items could help reduce the impact of injury due to falling equipment. It’s also highly advisable to wear gloves.
We at Contractors Supply LLC carry scaffolding safety equipment like hard hats, safety harnesses, neon vests, and heavy duty gloves.
Why you Should Use Scaffolding
Scaffolding can be the difference between providing a service or not being able to finish the job. Ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians, Greeks, and Chinese have been recording using scaffolding to create the first large buildings.
Scaffolding is an excellent resource used by at multitude of contractors, construction workers, painters, and other labor intensive jobs.
If you and your team are considering the application of scaffolding for your next project, come on down to Contractors Supply LLC. Our professionally trained staff has been working and dealing with scaffolding projects for decades.
We can help find you the right scaffolding rental equipment!