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How much weight must a scaffold be capable of supporting?

How much weight must a scaffold be capable of supporting?

four times
Each scaffold and scaffold component shall be capable of supporting, without failure, its own weight and at least four times the maximum intended load applied or transmitted to the scaffold.

What does a supported scaffold mean?

Supported scaffold means one or more platforms supported by outrigger beams, brackets, poles, legs, uprights, posts, frames, or similar rigid support.

How wide should scaffolding be?

It is recommended that the width of a working platform shall be a minimum of 600 millimetres wide and a scaffold which is used for the deposit of materials shall be a minimum of 800 millimetres wide. A scaffold used for the support of a higher platform should be at least 1.05 metres wide.

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What should not be used to support scaffold?

Fork-lifts shall not be used to support scaffold platforms unless the entire platform is attached to the fork and the fork-lift is not moved horizontally while the platform is occupied. Supported scaffold poles, legs, posts, frames, and uprights shall be plumb and braced to prevent swaying and displacement.

Do scaffolders have to wear a harness?

Industry guidance requires scaffolders to wear and use a fall arrest harness when more than 4m above ground without a safe platform to stand on and edge protection in place.

What is Baker scaffold?

Baker scaffolds are a prefabricated manually propelled mobile scaffold commonly used on construction sites for performing overhead work tasks.

What two requirements must be met so that a trench does not need to have a protective system installed?

The standard does not require the installation and use of a protective system when an excavation (1) is made entirely in stable rock, or (2) is less than 5 feet deep and a competent person has examined the ground and found no indication of a potential cave-in.

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What size hole requires a cover?

Every floor hole into which persons cannot accidentally walk (on account of fixed machinery, equipment, or walls) shall be protected by a cover that leaves no openings more than one (1) inch wide. The cover shall be securely held in place to prevent tools or materials from falling through.

What stops scaffolding falling down?

Employees should always wear the appropriate fall protection equipment. This will include non-slip footwear, head protection and fall protection – such as a safety harness that is attached to a solid structure. A scaffold should always be perfectly level.