LVL Scaffold Planks
Kennison Forest Products is a leading and trustworthy distributor of SURE-LAM LVL 2.1E and 2.3E scaffold planks. Our LVL scaffold boards are all manufactured in the United States. Therefore, they have passed stringent standards. In addition, they’re made out of the best and highest quality Douglas Fir veneer. So you can expect an LVL scaffold plank that’s second to none.
Using an LVL scaffold board is integral in the construction industry. So we know how important it is to find scaffolding wood planks that can provide security for those working in this demanding and dangerous sector. Fortunately, our LVL scaffold planks are not just ordinary wood planks for temporary use. But they meet specific requirements to comply with OSHA’s guidelines.
Most Common Application for Scaffolding Boards
As aforementioned, an LVL scaffold plank is used in construction sites. And there are different types of scaffolding used to provide safe and standing surfaces for the crew and their equipment. And since these are temporary, many companies use cheaper alternatives that still need to meet OSHA’s guidelines.
Kennison Forest Products is North America’s most dependable source for SURE-LAM 2.1E and 2.3E LVL scaffold boards. Using these can improve your overall productivity. Plus, it offers a variety of benefits.
These benefits are as follows:
- Extremely durable and high in strength
- Mold and water resistant
- Stable structure
As you can see, strong and reliable scaffolding will enhance safety to ensure no harm or injury to your workforce and other people while completing your construction projects. It’s always better to stay safe regarding your scaffolding needs.
Scaffold Use in the Construction Industry by OSHA
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration provided a set of guidelines for scaffolding used in the construction industry. Every builder and contractor must comply with and follow these guidelines for a safe and efficient work environment.
At Kennison Forest Products, we ensure all our LVL scaffold boards comply with OSHA’s guidelines. In 2022, scaffolding was number five in OSHA’s top ten list of most cited violations. So to avoid these violations, it’s best to check their general requirements.
Outlined guidelines from OSHA regarding scaffolding:
- You can only use solid-sawn wood, fabricated planks, and fabricated platforms that came from recommended manufacturers
- Planks must support their weight and at least four times their load
- The scaffold and walkway must be at least 18 inches wide
- Each plank must be planked and decked as fully as feasible
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.
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 2.1E & 2.3E
- Individually Proof Loaded & Proof Tested
(Each plank is tested every millimeter during this process)
- Made in the U.S.A
Let Kennison Forest Products Provide You with Grade-A LVL Scaffold Planks
At Kennison Forest Products, we observe OSHA’s guidelines and general requirements concerning scaffolding. Therefore, we provide you with the best options for a safer environment for your workforce.
You can choose between SURE-LAM 2.1E and 2.3E boards. But we also have 2200F machine stress-rated (MSR) 1.8E solid-sawn scaffold planks. These have minimal variability between planks, so they can meet and even exceed OSHA’s expectations.