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My experience indicates that people easily get confused about suspended scaffolds.  I’m not sure why that is other than it may have something to do with their knowledge, or lack thereof, of suspended scaffolds and how they work.  This shouldn’t be surprising since most people base their knowledge...
This month’s topic is suspended scaffolds.  As I started writing this article I thought about what I have written in the past.  Sure enough, several years ago I wrote about suspended scaffold safety.  As I reviewed the article, I realized that not much seems to have changed; we still have...
  Suspended scaffolds, that is, those elevated platforms hanging by wire ropes, have several key components. The first key component is the wire rope.  The second key component is the equipment at the upper end of the wire rope that holds everything in the air.  The third key component is the...
Unfortunately, suspended scaffolds, such as window washers scaffolds, make spectacular news items for the local television stations when things go wrong.  Based on my familiarity with the standards, regulations, and recommendations regarding the installation and use of single and two point...