Rent scaffolding to work at various heights for construction, maintenance and repair of building exteriors, interiors, bridges and more. Scaffolding serves as an elevated, temporary work platform.
Rented scaffold: types and uses
The right type of scaffolding to rent depends on your location and anticipated use. It’s always a good idea to talk through your project with the professionals at your local rental store. If you’re looking for “scaffolding rental near me,” use the Rental Store Quick Locator above. There are many types of indoor scaffolding and outdoor scaffolding available to rent.
Cantilever scaffolding. Rent this scaffolding when the ground is not capable of supporting the weight of other types of scaffolding, when obstacles prevent a scaffolding tower from being used, when only the highest portion of a wall is being worked on, or when the ground must be free from any scaffolding.
Independent or double scaffolding. This scaffolding is commonly used with stone masonry and requires a strong build of its own in conjunction with using putlog holes in the wall to support the structure.
Patented or supported scaffolding. Reach many heights with scaffold tower rental. Scaffolding towers include multiple work platforms and can be 30-feet tall. Outriggers — additional footing for the unit — and a guardrail system are required when working at 10 feet or above.
Single scaffolding. Rent this scaffolding for bricklaying. It uses poles that enter into small putlog holes to support the scaffolding.
Steel scaffolding. A safe option for workers that is able to be assembled and disassembled quickly and easily.
Suspended scaffolding. Suspended scaffolding is often rented for pointing, painting and repair work. As the name suggests, the work platform is suspended from the roof and can be raised or lowered. This structural system may require engineering.
Trestle scaffolding. Rolling scaffold rental allows you to easily maneuver into a new space before locking the wheels into place. Often used in interiors, it is great for drywall and ceiling projects. The trestle scaffold structure sits on lockable casters. Rent portable and folding trestle scaffolds if you need easy transportation.
Best practices when renting scaffolding
Scaffolds play an important role in getting the job done at varying heights. But heights — and gravity — create risk. The use of an unsafe scaffolding could result in death or serious injury. Following OSHA guidelines can help you remain safe.
Talking through your intended use with the rental professionals can also ensure your proper use of scaffolding. They can advise on the best scaffolding system for your application and any requirements for assembly and use. Training on its use may be available.
Watch the footing. Scaffolding footing must be sturdy; capable of supporting the load of the scaffolding. Do not place scaffolding on bricks and blocks. It is very important to ensure all footings are level and able to support the scaffold at capacity. Use base plates and mud sills to support the footings.
Protect from fall. Guardrails and toeboards or a fall protection system must be used for any scaffolding with open sides.
Reassess the structure. Before each use or work shift and after any event that could affect the scaffold’s structural integrity, inspect the scaffolding system for any visible defects or damage.
Prevent tips. Use guying, tying or bracing to prevent scaffolding with a height-to-base of more than 4:1 from tipping. Do not use windscreens unless the scaffold has been secured against the expected wind force.
Turn to the engineers. For suspension scaffolds and more complex scaffolds, engineers may be required for design according to OSHA regulations.
Frequently asked questions
What is scaffolding used for?
Scaffolding is used indoors and out for construction, repairs, maintenance, painting and more.
What is the most commonly used type of scaffold?
Patented or supported scaffolding are popular choices for construction, maintenance and repair needs.
How high can a scaffold tower go?
Scaffold height depends on the model. Some maintain only one height, while others can grow to be 30 -feet or higher.
For what project do you need to reach new heights? Contact your local, ARA-affiliated, rental store for information on available rental products to help you meet your scaffold rental needs. To locate the rental store nearest you, use the Rental Store Quick Locator above.
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