SURE-LAM LVL plank 2.0E and 2.2E is manufactured in the USA, using only high quality Douglas Fir veneer. The superior strength of Douglas Fir combined with a state of the art manufacturing process ensures that you will receive a LVL scaffold plank that you can depend on. For competitive prices on scaffold boards for sale, call us today! SURE-LAM 2.0E LVL Scaffold Plank is available from several of our distribution centers across the United States.
LVL Walkboard Applications
Scaffolding is a temporary structure used throughout construction job sites to support materials and a crew while they repair, clean, or construct bridges and buildings. Their walkboards are made up of either wooden or metal planks.
Wooden scaffold planks are made from several varieties of wood; however, construction-grade lumber should never be used. Even the sturdiest looking construction-grade plank can lead to serious harm to property and people. These boards are rated based on their capacity to handle building load—not on their ability to handle loads from workers and equipment.
Because scaffolding is an integral part of this industry, it’s imperative for walkboards to be safe. Those who regularly work on scaffolding should inspect planks at timed intervals to catch damage early.
Some builders use aluminum walkboards rather than a basic wood option. If the aluminum isn’t high quality, it can lead to disastrous results. Warped aluminum may pose a fall risk or cause workers to be injured by its high surface temperatures. Opting for wooden planks keeps job sites safer, and is more cost effective.
OSHA has instituted tight guidelines for scaffolding walkboards. In 2013, scaffolding was number three on OSHA’s list of most frequently cited violations; the organization has stated that as many as 4,500 injuries per year could be prevented through improved adherence to scaffolding regulations.
The rules and regulations OSHA has released extend beyond ensuring the scaffolding is sturdy or well-built. They have outlined the following guidelines for scaffolding planks:
- Scaffold-grade lumber must be used
- Wood condition should be monitored, assessed, and improved as necessary
- Scaffold planking cannot deflect more than 1/60th of its span between supports
While it’s a good start towards a safe working environment, it doesn’t do enough to protect the people who will be standing on the structure. That’s why it’s essential to select scaffold planks for their ability to support human workers and their tools.
At Kennison, we channel immense amounts of effort into exceeding these and other compliance regulations. Our products are tested to ensure they’re safe for construction workers to move about efficiently and complete their project. With our attention to detail and dedication to safety, we pride ourselves on offering the most stable and consistent wooden scaffolding planks in the industry.
Our planks are made from high-quality Douglas Fir wood. Building professionals in North America often turn to this option because it’s the stiffest of the North American softwoods and boasts the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any similar varieties of lumber. It retains its size and shape as it seasons and adjusts to humidity, so workers don’t need to worry about expansion.
- Meets OSHA/ANSI Standards
- APA/EWS Independent Third Party Inspection
- ICBO 1997 Uniform Building Code-Structural LVL
- Individually Proof Tested
- Custom Embossing
- End Seal Color of Choice
- Custom Lengths and Sizes
- Available in 2.0E & 2.2E
- Individually Proof Loaded & Proof Tested
(Each plank is tested every millimeter during this process)
- Made in the U.S.A
Get in Touch
If you’re interested in learning more about our LVL scaffold plank products, get in touch with a member of our team today or request a free quote. We’re excited to speak with you about your upcoming project.
Storage and Handling Recommendations
- Store planks of similar lengths in neat bundles.
- Use stickers between layers of wet planks.
- Store bundles well-clear of the ground in an area with good drainage. Use stickers on the ground and between bundles that line up vertically and are spaced no more than 8 feet apart.
- Protect stored bundles from rain, snow and ground moisture. Allow air to circulate under tarps.
- Do not push bundles with forklift forks or other heavy equipment.
- Do not drop or throw planks.
- Do not jump or bounce on planks.
- Do not overload planks. See Design Loads and Allowable Spans.
- Do not use planks for formwork, mudsills, wheelbarrow ramps or anything other than scaffold planks.
- Do not cut, drill or notch planks.
- Inspect planks before each use.
- Do not use damaged planks (cut, drilled, notched, split, dented, gouged, cracked, rotted, burned).
Applicable Design Standards
- AS/NZS 4357 : 1995 – Structural laminated veneer lumber.
- ANSI A10.8 – 2001, Safety Requirements for Scaffolding.
- OSHA, Occupational Safety & Health Administration, • U.S. Dept. Of Labour, Regulations (Standards – 29 CFR) Scaffold
- Specifications – 1926 Subpart L, Appendix A.
- BS 5973 : 1993 Code of practice for access and working • scaffolds and special scaffold structures in steel.
- BS 2482 Specification for timber scaffold boards.
- Products produced can meet FSC standards.
Strength and Stiffness Verification
- LVL is periodically sampled from production and tested for Modulus of Elasticity and Modulus of Rupture in accordance with AS/NZS 4357. In addition,
- Each scaffold plank is proof loaded using our Quality Control program and its stiffness measured for verification of strength and stiffness claims.
For use in accordance with OSHA
Maximum spans determined for standardized live loads in accordance with OSHA, Standards 29 CFR 1926.451 and Subpart L, Appendix A.
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- Interior and Exterior Fire Treated Scaffold Plank