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Are you familiar with suspended scaffolds?  Do you know the difference between a suspended scaffold and a hanging scaffold?  Well, here’s a chance to show your friends and neighbors how well you know suspended scaffolds.  Take this quiz and see if you are the best of the best. The answers are at...
Identification of the correct safety factors for scaffold foundations. Foundations are a necessary part of any scaffold, whether it is a supported scaffold, a suspended scaffold, or an aerial lift.  Webster’s dictionary describes a foundation as “the natural or prepared ground or base on which some...
The Amazing Inside Story of how a Cantilever Beam Works! Cantilever beams, also known as outrigger beams, are frequently used to support the end of a rope from which a suspended scaffold hangs.  Have you ever wondered how that beam works, especially if you are on the other end of the rope?  Well,...
A review of the standards proves that using a suspended scaffold, such as a two point suspension scaffold typically used for high rise building maintenance and repairs, isn’t any more dangerous than walking down the street that is below it.  In fact, I surmise that a perusal of statistics will show...
I recall being on a jobsite some years ago where I saw an incredible cantilever beam rigging system for suspended scaffolding.  Okay, it was a lot of years ago.  But anyway, it was a 4×4 wood timber about 12 feet long stuck out over the edge of the roof about a foot or so.  On the cantilevered end...