Bracing of scaffold frames is a critical aspect of scaffold safety and stability. Proper bracing ensures that the scaffold structure can withstand the vertical and horizontal loads imposed by workers, materials and equipment. Bracing helps prevent the scaffold from swaying, tilting or collapsing, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries. There are two main types of bracing used in scaffold frames: horizontal bracing and diagonal bracing. Bracing of scaffold frames is absolutely necessary, even for a scaffold frame used temporarily. A lack of bracing can lead not only to a significant reduction in load-bearing capacity, but also to a sudden and catastrophic collapse of the scaffold because it sways a lot and has little protection against sway.