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  1. Construction
    A bit of a basic question - I read in the OSHA regulations that platforms need to be secured. It says: 1926.451(f)(15)(ii) The platform units shall be secured to the scaffold to prevent their movement But it seems to me I've seen scaffolds with wooden planks that aren't secured. Also, OSHA...
  2. Construction
    Looking for a little help with terminology. I'm slightly confused because I think there's a lot of difference as to how these terms are used overseas. I'm looking for how they're mainly used in the U.S. Does my understanding of these terms seem correct to you? And if not, what would you...
  3. Construction
    I'm currently working on a Scaffold safety video. You guys were a lot of help last time so I've returned. I've got a good understanding of what 'fabricated frame' scaffolds are, and 'tube-and-coupler' type scaffolds, but I'm having trouble finding a good, solid definition of what 'system...
  4. General Discussion
    Hi, everyone. I'm currently working on a training video for supported scaffold safety. I'm trying to find a few pictures of scaffolds in various set-ups. If anyone here would be interested in talking to me about this, send me a private message. So you know - it wouldn't be a paying thing - I...
  5. Health & Safety
    This might be a stupid question, but I'm prepared to be flamed :) OSHA states that "Supported scaffolds with a height to base width ratio of more than 4:1 must be restrained by guying, tying, bracing, or an equivalent means." I'm wondering this: if the base width is the determining...
  6. Health & Safety
    I'm writing a script for a scaffolding training video. Any help is much appreciated - especially as I'm not in the business myself. Although I've got a good handle on the OSHA regulations and best practices, I've got a few basic questions on scaffolding that I thought some actual...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hi, everyone. I'm not a general contractor or a skilled trade practitioner. I'm a writer/content developer for a company that does multimedia training courses. I thought I'd state that right off in case I needed to be kicked out :) I'm currently working on a training module on scaffolding and...
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