You want to keep your crew safe on each and every construction site. In order to do this, part of the responsibility is making sure that structural support is in place on the work site. As you and your crew make your plans to put all of the necessary safety plans together, it is important to understand and remember the difference between scaffolding and structural shoring.
Both of these systems are very important on a job site but each one serves a very different purpose. Here are the definitions and purposes for each of the two often misunderstood systems.
Let us begin with scaffolding. Scaffolding is a temporary structure that is meant to support crew members as they work on the job. It is made to hold both the workers and their materials and is built upwa