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Connections play a big part in the proper erection of a scaffold. Knowing how connections work, which products to use, and their strengths are important for both erectors and users. Being well-connected may suggest that you have a strong bond with another person or at least you may have influence...
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...
A description of the proper use of a knee-out. There are two issues that need to be addressed when considering the use of a knee-out in your scaffold.  The first issue involves the stability of the scaffold while the second issue involves leg loading.  Stability can be a real problem if the base...
A quiz that evaluates your understanding of the correct installation and use of supported scaffold platforms and fall protection. How well do you know the mandatory standards that dictate how we are to build scaffolds?  Specifically, how well do you know the mandatory standards that counsel us in...
Masons are allowed to be exposed to fall hazards due to over-hand bricklaying while on steel supported scaffolds; the use of side brackets (knee-outs) with supported scaffolds. It is difficult to imagine masonry construction without scaffolding.  Prior to the advent of steel frame scaffolding,...