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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 has regulations about how much overhang is needed, which would seem to me to be redundant if the planks were required to be secured.

Any help much appreciated.
 

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Cake Decorator
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Scaffold Platforms

Platforms must Be planked solid. Exceptions permitted:
:Wood scaffolds: 8" under the railing


So they say>
 

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Wood Butcher
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8 foot scaffold boxes should have 10 foot OSHA planks. Securing them usually consists of running tie wire from one side of the fram to the other across the planks.
 
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