How to Set Up Scaffold Suspension Devices Correctly

This 3 minutes safety training video covers: What are the different suspension devices, what is the maximum intended load, when or how to use an outrigger beams, how to stabilize beams, what is the use of counterweights. Click here to watch the 21 minutes full length version.

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Whenever a worker leaves the ground, the risk of an accident occurring increases dramatically. With more than 10,000 scaffold related injuries reported each year, OSHA has mandated that workers be trained on how to safely erect and use these work platforms. These products will help employers meet the training requirements of OSHAs Scaffolding regulation.

Atlantic's training products on "Suspended Scaffolding Safety in Construction Environments" Safety Video helps employees understand the dangers of working with scaffolds, and how these risks can be minimized by knowing the correct ways to erect, maintain and use scaffolding equipment.

Topics covered in these products include:

  • How to Set Up Scaffold Suspension Devices Correctly
  • Responsibilities of a "scaffold expert".
  • Platforms and planking.
  • The danger of power lines.
  • Platform hazards.
  • Personal fall arrest systems.
  • Guarding against falling objects.
  • and more!
  • Click here to watch a FREE full-length 21 minutes preview.

Video Transcript

After your site has been inspected for obstruction and other hazards, you can move ahead with hanging scaffold. A scaffold expert will decide which suspension device will best fit the structure that you are working on. There are numbers of suspension devices to choose from including Cornice Hooks, Parapet Clamps and Roof Irons. These must be attached to parts of the structure that are strong enough to support 4x the Maximum Intended Load of the scaffold. OSHA defines the maximum intended load as "...the total weight of a scaffold, including an estimate of all persons, equipment, tools and materials that can be applied to a scaffold or scaffold component at any time."