Answer by Ravi Shankar:
Scaffolding is nothing but a fixed/movable platform which can be used for working at heights . They are usually used for activities such as plastering, painting, brick work at heights etc.
There are various types of scaffolding :
1. Tube and Coupler Scaffolding: Assembled using tubes and couplers at joints.
2. Bamboo/Wooden Scaffold : It is made using bamboo materials. It is considered unfit for industrial use.
3. Suspended Scaffold : It is used for cleaning glass at malls usually.
Formwork is the term given to either temporary or permanent molds into which concrete or similar materials are poured. In the context of concrete construction, the falsework supports the shuttering moulds
So, By their defnitioons, scaffolds are for supporting man and materials and act as working platforms. Formwork(Shuttering) acts as moulds for pouring concrets.