Suspended Scaffolding

Suspended scaffolding is exactly as implied by its name: suspended by ropes or other non-rigid materials, instead of being supported from the ground up. Most commonly used in the construction industry as well as for purposes that require accessing higher levels such as cleaning windows, suspended scaffolding is versatile and budget-friendly, making it a popular choice.

What Is Suspended Scaffolding?

Unlike other types of scaffolding, suspended scaffolding is held by ropes that are placed overhead on a new or existing structure. This allows for easy ascending and descending, depending on the level or area workers need to access. There are three common kinds of suspended scaffolds:

  • Single rope adjustable scaffold
  • Double rope scaffold
  • Boatswain chairs

The Benefits of Suspended Scaffolding

You may have seen suspended scaffolding around, typically on the exterior of higher floors of buildings. Below are some of the benefits of getting suspended scaffolds:

  • They are easily adjustable to facilitate the movement of workers across various levels. Using hoists and pulleys to hold the structure in position, suspended scaffolds can be used to access tall buildings that cannot be accessed with other kinds of scaffolding. This flexibility has meant that suspended scaffolding is sometimes the only viable choice for a project.
  • Setting up a suspended scaffold is quick and easy. As long as there is a hoist system in place, you can set it up and start work any time. It is also easy to dismantle and the components will fit easily into the back of a truck, making it portable and convenient.
  • Despite the high altitudes at which suspended scaffolds hang, they come with numerous safety features. A cabin to accommodate workers as well as their tools and materials come with safety guard rails to guard against potential accidents.
  • If you are on a budget, you will find that suspended scaffolding is very affordable because just a single set can be reused time and again. Whether you carry out regular cleaning or maintenance works on higher levels of buildings, suspended scaffolds can be reused for other projects, saving on the cost of buying a new scaffold each time.

Applications of Suspended Scaffolding

Although suspended scaffolding is used most commonly in the construction industry as well as for cleaning and maintenance, that does not mean you cannot make use of one if you specialize in a different area or are embarking on another project. Below are some common applications of suspended scaffolding:

  • Painting and cleaning the exterior of tall buildings
  • Glass fixing
  • Inspections
  • Concrete repair
  • … and many more

Buy Suspended Scaffolding from Starr Industries Today

Are you unsure what kind of scaffolding you need for your project? If so, our friendly staff at Starr Industries LLC is here to help. We are committed to meeting our clients’ needs and demands with only the highest quality materials in order to ensure public safety and that of your workers.

Contact us at Starr Industries if you would like to know more. You can call us at 646-756-4648 or email us at