A History of
Scaffolding

The team here at RG Scaffolding love History, which is why we’ve done some research on the History of Scaffolding. In fact, did you know that scaffolding dates back to prehistoric times

History of Scaffolding, as we all know dates way back to prehistoric times

A History of Scaffolding – Past Era

Did you know that scaffolding dates back to prehistoric times, due to holes still existing in the walls of Palaeolithic caves in France. The caves are home to famous wall paintings, which was created by the primitive occupants over 17,000 years ago.

There is strong evidence that Egyptian Pharaohs used wooden scaffolding for buildings associated with the pyramids. Later in Medieval times, scaffolding was used to construct abbeys and churches by the Monks who worked there.

 

However, before the introduction of the metal tubes that we use today, scaffolding was built from wooden branches or bamboo. The practice of using Bamboo tied together with string is actually still heavily used in China today, as it’s considered cheaper and less likely to cause serious harm if they fall or get damaged.

History of Scaffolding, as we all know dates way back to prehistoric times

In the early 1900’s when the Grandfather of Scaffolding, Daniel Palmer-Jones were involved in the construction trade, they realised that metal poles was more reliable than wooden poles, as they had a tendency to slip when tied together with ropes.

A History of Scaffolding Safety

Safety has always been a priority for scaffolders, but apparently not always for employers. In the early years following WW2, men were recruited to work on building sites where unskilled labourers ‘cut their teeth’ as rookie scaffold workers.  

The Cost of Scaffolding and scaffold inspection in birmingham

We take immense pride in every job we undertake and hence we make sure we deliver the job with perfection and quality. Upon taking up a contract, we will visit the location first and prepare suitable Scaffolding design.

Health and Safety of our employees as well as other personnel on site is of paramount importance to us. We make sure we adhere to all security norms and regulations to be adhered during the scaffolding work.

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