Setting Up a Scaffold

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Scaffolding offers a safe and sturdy solution for preventing falls at worksites. When building a scaffold, choosing high-quality scaffolding planks will ensure the job gets done safely. Kennison Forest Products, Inc. offers a wide selection of scaffold planks you can trust that are ready to ship to your construction location. Although setting up scaffolding can […]

Masonry Scaffolding

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By their nature, work sites are fluid and ever-changing. In order to complete the main structure, smaller, temporary structures like scaffolding are often necessary. Scaffolds are commonly used because they are relatively inexpensive, easy to set up, and easy to remove. They offer a quick and adaptable way to meet jobsite’s challenges.  Bricklayer and masonry […]

Do’s and Don’ts of Scaffold Design

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Scaffolds are a critical element in many construction sites. The temporary structures provide support and stability to access and working platforms so workers can use them safely. However, working at elevated heights poses a higher risk of injury to life and limb for employees, including in regard to falls and falling objects. As such, it […]

Common Scaffolding Applications

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Scaffolds are temporary platforms that allow easy access to an industrial work site or construction site. Depending on the application, scaffolds can also be used to provide architectural support to a building even as work continues on the structure. Typically constructed from cost-effective, sturdy timber and sometimes supplemented by aluminum or steel supports, scaffolds are […]

What Is Machine Stress Rated (MSR) Lumber?

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Quality machine stress rated (MSR) lumber is a requirement for most construction projects. MSR lumber is graded based on mechanical stress tests that compare stiffness to bending strength. This type of lumber must also meet certain appearance standards. Roof trusses, glue-laminated beams, and wood I-beams all rely on MSR lumber for its high strength values. […]

Scaffolding Solutions for Different Types of Masonry

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Scaffolding is essential for many building and construction projects. It provides support and stability to the platforms that employees use to move in and around the structures on which they are working, ensuring they can perform the work safely. The design and construction of scaffolding can vary from application to application. For example, in masonry […]

Types of Scaffolding Planks

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Scaffolds play a vital role in the building and construction industry; by providing support and stability to access and working platforms, the temporary structures ensure employees can perform their work safely. One of the key components of scaffolds is scaffolding planks. These pieces of material—also sometimes referred to as scaffold boards or walkboards—provide the surface […]

All About Scaffold Boards

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In the building and construction industry, scaffold boards—also referred to as walkboards or scaffold planks, scaffold wood, and scaffolding wood (when made from wood)—are materials used along scaffolding structures to facilitate safe working conditions at height. Typically, these boards are made from treated and finished wood, such as southern yellow pine or spruce, which then […]

A Guide to OSHA’s Scaffolding Safety Guidelines

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In the construction industry, scaffolding plays a critical role in many worksites. The structures help establish safe working conditions for employees operating at elevated heights by offering support and stability to access and working platforms. However, aboveground operations also inherently carry a heightened risk of worker injury from falls and falling objects. In 2003 and […]

6 Types of Scaffolding Used in Construction

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Scaffolding is a temporary, and sometimes moveable, fabrication used by workers throughout the construction industry and associated trades. Often referred to as staging, the platforms are typically constructed of wooden planks and metal poles used to raise and support machinery, materials, and workers.  Once consisting primarily of wood construction, modern construction scaffolding utilizes several materials, […]