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Lauth – Agora at Proscenium project:  Scaffolding systems provide the ability to perform operations with a safe working area at ranging heights.  Numerous trades utilize scaffolding systems, such as a brick/mason worker.

Some keys things should be remembered when performing operations with a scaffolding system:

  1. A competent person must be present and elect and direct employees who erect, dismantle, move or alter scaffolds.
  2. A competent person must inspect the scaffolding system each work shift.
  3. Training on erecting, dismantling, and proper usage is required for all employees involved with erecting, use, or dismantling.
  4. Different types of scaffolds should not be intermixed.
  5. Edges, not including the portion facing the working area, should be protected via guard railing systems.
  6. Fall protection measures are required if a fall resulting in contact with a lower level exceeds 10 ft.
  7. The 4:1 width ratio should be followed in order to tie back scaffolding systems to the building to prevent shifting and tipping.
  8. A ladder access point is required (Cross bracing should not be climbed).
  9. Each component should withstand the weight of itself and 4X the intended load.
  10. Platforms must be a minimum of 18 in wide for working level.
  11. Baseplates should be level and larger than the footing of the scaffold system.

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