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Is this a tough question?  Is plank a platform or is the platform a plank?  Here is a primer on what constitutes a safe scaffold platform.  Of course, that begs the question as to whether you can have an unsafe platform.  And the answer to that question is pretty easy: yes.  If that is the case,...
Mast Climbing Work Platforms are marvelous pieces of equipment.  And safe too, provided you behave yourself.  Actually it isn’t very difficult to use these platforms—provided you have been trained.  That isn’t unusual.  After all, if you want to use any scaffold or aerial platform you have to be...
Is it an industrial scaffold or a commercial scaffold?  That is the question that I am regularly asked.  And what is the answer?  Simply stated, I doubt there is a difference.  Now, before you industrial erectors get in a tizzy, there is no doubt that there is a difference in the application of the...
As with all scaffolds, there are design, construction, and safety issues with mobile scaffolds.  The idea here is to discuss some engineering issues, leaving the obvious safety issues to the “competent person, qualified in scaffold construction.”  Now that I think about it, perhaps the safety...
Strength The strength of the platform is critical, obviously, to the occupant.  Frankly, if the platform cannot hold the anticipated load, you won’t like the result.  The strength of the platform is determined by the designer and must be based on the anticipated load – that’s why the designer must...