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Specialty Solutions

Scaffolding & Shoring Solutions

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Temporary Structures, Lasting Solutions

United Rentals offers complete shoring and scaffolding services, safety hardware and labor solutions for your crew. Our fleet of equipment is backed by years of experience and expertise in the field. We offer scaffolding and shoring equipment, mast climbers, swing stages and hoist motors for any application. Our extensive inventory of safety harnesses and fall protection gear is available to keep your crew safe when working at height.

Not only can you rely on us for scaffolding rental options, but our staff is professionally trained to design, erect and use our equipment, and then dismantle it safely when the project is done. Let United Rentals partner with you and your team for your next elevated construction, maintenance or design project.

Scaffolding Solutions

What United Rentals Can Do For You

Let United Rentals be your single-source provider for your shoring and scaffolding projects.

Vast Equipment Selection

Our fleet of scaffolding rentals includes everything you might need for any scaffolding application, from frame and brace or system scaffolds to dance floors, platforms and shoring equipment. United Rentals has the most comprehensive selection of scaffolding gear ready to work for you.

Versatile Tool Offerings

Along with our broad inventory of scaffolding hardware, we also offer mast climbers, swing stages and hoist motors to set your project in motion as efficiently as possible. All of our tools can be configured to meet your unique jobsite needs.

Advanced Safety Equipment

Safety is always the No. 1 priority on the worksite, especially when working at height. United Rentals offers all the safety equipment needed, including full body harnesses, shock-absorbing lanyards, rope and termination plates, fall protection anchoring and more. If you’re interested in more detailed information on scaffolding safety, read our Scaffolding Safety Tips article.

Turnkey Services

United Rentals staff is professionally trained to assist with the legwork involved in setting up and disassembling your scaffolding when you rent from us. Our experts can instruct your team on how to use, erect and dismantle equipment based on not only the manufacturer’s requirements, but also OSHA’s state, local and federal requirements.

FAQs About Scaffolding Solutions

FAQs About Scaffolding Solutions
FAQs About Scaffolding Solutions
Who is authorized to inspect a scaffold?

According to OSHA, scaffolding must be inspected by a “user-trained worker,” as long as that worker qualifies as a competent person. A competent person is defined as someone who is able to recognize existing and foreseeable dangers in the environment or working circumstances that are unsanitary, hazardous or dangerous to employees, and who has authority to take timely corrective actions to eliminate them. For more information on inspecting scaffolding, please visit the OSHA website and browse our Project Uptime article on Choosing a Competent Person

What are the three types of scaffolds?

The three main categories of scaffolding are supported, suspended and aerial lifts. Supported scaffolds consist of platforms that are supported by rigid structural supports such as outrigger beams, legs, brackets, poles, uprights, posts or frames. Suspended or “hanging” scaffolds are work platforms that hang down from overhead support structures. Aerial lift scaffolding simply comprises any aerial lift platform used for elevated work, such as boom or scissor lifts.

How often must a competent person inspect the scaffold?

Scaffolding and scaffolding equipment must be inspected by a competent person prior to each work shift, and after any event which could compromise the scaffold's structural integrity.

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