Part 1910, Subpart D
1910.28 Safety Requirements for Scaffolding
(a) “General requirements for all scaffolds.”
THE INDUSTRY STANDARD FOR WOOD PLANKS AND SCAFFOLDING
Kennison Forest Products, Inc is an industry leader in wooden scaffold planks. We take exceptional measures in ensuring our wooden planks are crafted and maintained to the highest standards. Our team of experts adheres to all industry rules in order to guarantee that each wooden plank can provide the maximum load without settling or displacement. We understand our clients expect quality materials and we deliver nothing short of the best. Our team of experts cares deeply about how valuable wooden scaffold planks can be to a successful project. More importantly, buyers need to become aware of the possible products that don’t match the industry standards. These can potentially put your company and employees at risk. Our company takes pride in knowing that our wood scaffolding plans are produced with the highest quality standards available. This gives our clients peace of mind knowing they can trust us for any project big or small.
- Scaffolds shall be furnished and erected in accordance with this standard for persons engaged in work that cannot be done safely from the ground or from solid construction except that ladders used for such work shall conform to 1910.25 and 1910.26.
- The footing or anchorage for scaffolds shall be sound, rigid, and capable of carrying the maximum intended load without settling or displacement. Unstable objects such as barrels, boxes, loose brick, or concrete blocks shall not be used to support scaffolds or planks.
- Scaffolds and their components shall be capable of supporting without failure at least four times the maximum load intended.
- Scaffolds and other devices mentioned or described in this section shall be maintained in a safe condition. Scaffolds shall not be altered or moved horizontally while they are in use or occupied.
- Any scaffold damaged or weakened from any cause shall be immediately repaired and shall not be used until repairs have been made.
- Scaffolds shall not be loaded in excess of the working load for which they are intended.
- All load-carrying timber members of scaffoldΩing framing shall be a minimum of 1500 f. (Stress Grade) construction grade lumber. All dimensions are nominal sizes as provided in the American Lumber Standards, except that where rough sizes are noted, only rough and undressed lumber or the size specified will satisfy minimum requirements. (Note: Where nominal sizes of lumber are used in place of rough sizes, the nominal size lumber shall be such as to provide equivalent strength to that specified in Tables D-7 through D-12 and D-16).
- All planking shall be Scaffold Grade as recognized by grading rules for the species of wood used. The maximum permissible spans for 2×9 inch or wider planks are shown in the following table. (The maximum permissible span or 1 1/4 x 9-inch or wider plank of full thickness is 4 feet with medium loading of 50 p.s.f)