How does scaffolding hold up?
Always start from the bottom. For a scaffolding fixed, you have to moor thescaffolding to the building as you go up in height. For a scaffolding mobile, you have to put the stabilizers on as soon as you are more than 2m away, a question of security.
Scaffolding is known to the Greeks under the name of ikríon, generally in the plural: it is found in the works of Theophrastus, who recommends the fig tree for scaffolding, as for any vertical support in Book V of his work History of Plants. The Romans designated scaffolding by machinae scansoriae.
Fixed structure scaffolding, or so-called “service” or “foot” scaffolding, is the structure most commonly used in construction. They rest firmly on the ground. The space between each working level is generally 2 meters high.
Scaffolding can therefore help to reduce these risks by providing a safe surface and area for the work to be carried out. Cleaning the windows of large commercial buildings, such as office buildings, hotels and retail stores, will require more than a ladder.
The calculation of a scaffolding is based on knowledge of the actions exerted on its structure (permanent loads, variable loads, load combinations).