Building a tall tower or fixing a skyscraper without support is a nightmare. That’s where scaffolding comes in as a boon. It’s a robust and connected framework gives labourers a safe platform for working at heights. The idea is to keep the labourers safe and help them get proper and smooth access to all corners and parts of the building. 

However, if you plan to use a scaffold for your construction projects, there are a few important parts you must know. Contact reliable companies for professional and safe scaffolding in Canterbury.

Different scaffolding parts –

Sole plate

A sole plate is a critical component of a scaffold. It distributes the overall weight of the scaffold to the different parts equally, making the scaffold platform secure and stable and preventing it from sinking to the ground.  

Base plate 

Along with the sole plate, there is a base plate that supports the scaffold from the bottom. The base plate is responsible for keeping the structure stable by distributing the load of the scaffold to different parts of the structure. Also, the base plate helps in adjusting the position of the scaffold. 

Horizontal tubes 

Horizontal tubes are attached to the scaffold for additional support. These tubes provide lateral support to the structure and are important for maintaining its overall structural stability. 

Longitudinal brace 

Longitudinal braces increase the stiffness and stability of the scaffolding structure. They are attached in an X shape along the standard and horizontal braces. The most vital function of a longitudinal brace is preventing the scaffold structure from swaying or leaning during winds. Thus, a longitudinal brace is essential, especially to protect the scaffold from being affected during storms.  


A scaffold structure is incomplete without ladders. Steps or ladders are generally attached to the structure to allow the labourers to climb up through it on the scaffold platform. To avoid mishaps, handrails are typically fixed beside the ladders. 

Glass transoms 

These are the parts placed parallel to the glass transoms. Their function is to support and strengthen the lateral support on the scaffold structure. With proper installation, the glass transoms ensure that the workers can place as much load as required on the scaffold and work securely without any risk of falling. 

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