Scaffolding, also known as "falsework" is a type of temporary structure used on the outside of a building to easily access areas which are too high to reach on a ladder. Scaffolding is only used during the construction process, and is torn down when construction is completed.Uses
Construction workers, painters and shipyard workers all use scaffolding to reach areas easier. According to the Department of Labor's OSHA, about 65 percent of the construction industry works on scaffolds.Materials
Scaffolding can be made from a variety of materials including lumber, pipes, steel and bamboo.