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  • Scaffold Safety Part 3

    1. 1. Scaffold Safety PART 3 29 CFR 1926 Subpart L
    2. 2. Competent Person <ul><li>Person capable of identifying and promptly correcting hazards </li></ul><ul><li>Determines if it’s safe to work on a scaffold during storms or high winds </li></ul><ul><li>Trains workers to recognize hazards </li></ul><ul><li>Is designated by the employer as the Competent Person </li></ul>Access Safety Compliance Training, Inc.
    3. 3. Supported Scaffolds <ul><ul><li>Platforms supported by legs, outrigger beams, brackets, poles, uprights, posts, & frames </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restrain from tipping by guys, ties, or braces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scaffold poles, legs, posts, frames, and uprights must be on base plates and mud sills or other firm foundation </li></ul></ul>This support is not adequate! Access Safety Compliance Training, Inc.
    4. 4. Scaffold Platform Construction <ul><ul><li>No paint on wood platforms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use scaffold grade wood </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fully planked between front upright and guardrail support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Component pieces used must match and be of the same type </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Erect on stable and level ground </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lock wheels and braces </li></ul></ul>Access Safety Compliance Training, Inc.
    5. 5. Scaffold Height <ul><ul><li>The height of the scaffold should not be more than four times its minimum base dimension unless guys, ties, or braces are used </li></ul></ul>20’ 5’ Access Safety Compliance Training, Inc.
    6. 6. Erecting/dismantling scaffolds <ul><li>Employees must be trained and experienced in erecting and dismantling scaffolds </li></ul><ul><li>Employees working </li></ul><ul><li>on supported </li></ul><ul><li>scaffolds must </li></ul><ul><li>be provided </li></ul><ul><li>with safe </li></ul><ul><li>access </li></ul>Access Safety Compliance Training, Inc.
    7. 7. Erecting/dismantling scaffolds <ul><li>A competent person must determine if providing safe access is feasible based on site </li></ul><ul><li>conditions </li></ul><ul><li>and the </li></ul><ul><li>type of </li></ul><ul><li>scaffold </li></ul>Access Safety Compliance Training, Inc.
    8. 8. Erecting/dismantling scaffolds <ul><li>For employees who are erecting supported scaffolds, hook-on or attachable </li></ul><ul><li>ladders </li></ul><ul><li>are to be </li></ul><ul><li>installed </li></ul><ul><li>as soon </li></ul><ul><li>as possible </li></ul>Access Safety Compliance Training, Inc.
    9. 9. Erecting/dismantling scaffolds <ul><li>End frames with horizontal members that are parallel, level, and not more than 22 inches </li></ul><ul><li>apart vertically </li></ul><ul><li>may be used as </li></ul><ul><li>climbing devices </li></ul><ul><li>for access </li></ul>Access Safety Compliance Training, Inc.
    10. 10. Erecting/dismantling scaffolds <ul><li>Cross braces on tubular welded frame scaffolds must not </li></ul><ul><li>be used as a means </li></ul><ul><li>of access or egress </li></ul><ul><li>during erecting or </li></ul><ul><li>dismantling work </li></ul>Access Safety Compliance Training, Inc.
    11. 11. Erecting/dismantling scaffolds <ul><li>Employers are required to provide fall protection for employees erecting or dismantling </li></ul><ul><li>supported </li></ul><ul><li>scaffolds </li></ul>Access Safety Compliance Training, Inc.
    12. 12. Erecting/dismantling scaffolds <ul><li>A competent person must determine the feasibility and </li></ul><ul><li>safety of </li></ul><ul><li>providing fall </li></ul><ul><li>protection for </li></ul><ul><li>employees </li></ul>Access Safety Compliance Training, Inc.
    13. 13. Moving a scaffold <ul><li>Unless so designed, scaffolds cannot be moved horizontally while employees are on them </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the requirements </li></ul><ul><li> at 29 CFR 1926.452 for </li></ul><ul><li>mobile scaffolds </li></ul>Access Safety Compliance Training, Inc.
    14. 14. Moving Scaffolds <ul><li>Employees can’t be on a moving scaffold unless: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Surface is level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Height to base ratio is 2 to 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Outriggers are installed on both sides of scaffolds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Employees can’t be on scaffold part beyond the wheels </li></ul><ul><li>Competent person must be on site to supervise </li></ul>Access Safety Compliance Training, Inc.
    15. 15. Fatal Fact – Moving a Lift <ul><li>Employee was operating an aerial lift, with an extendable boom rotating work platform </li></ul><ul><li>The boom was fully extended and the machine apparently ran over some bricks, causing the boom to flex or spring, throwing the employee from the basket </li></ul><ul><li>The employee fell 37 feet to a concrete surface </li></ul>Access Safety Compliance Training, Inc.
    16. 16. Aerial lifts <ul><li>29 CFR 1926.453 addresses both general and specific requirements </li></ul>Access Safety Compliance Training, Inc.
    17. 17. Aerial lifts <ul><li>Aerial lifts include the following types of vehicle-mounted aerial devices: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Extensible boom platforms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aerial ladders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Articulating boom platforms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vertical towers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A combination of any such devices </li></ul></ul>Access Safety Compliance Training, Inc.
    18. 18. Aerial lifts <ul><li>Aerial equipment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>may be made of metal, wood, fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP), or other material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>may be powered or manually operated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>is considered to be an aerial lift whether or not it is capable of rotating about a substantially vertical axis </li></ul></ul>Access Safety Compliance Training, Inc.
    19. 19. Aerial lifts <ul><li>A PFAS must be worn with a lanyard attached to the boom or basket when working from an aerial lift </li></ul><ul><li>Body belts do not meet the requirements of 29 CFR 1926.452 (b) (2) v </li></ul>Access Safety Compliance Training, Inc.
    20. 20. Aerial lifts <ul><li>Do not belt off to an adjacent pole, structure, or equipment while working from an aerial lift </li></ul><ul><li>All of the training requirements in 29 CFR 1926.454 apply to the use of aerial lifts </li></ul>Access Safety Compliance Training, Inc.
    21. 21. Aerial lifts <ul><li>Only authorized persons can operate an aerial lift </li></ul><ul><li>Lift controls must be tested each day prior to use </li></ul>Access Safety Compliance Training, Inc.
    22. 22. Aerial lifts <ul><li>Climbers must not be worn when working from an aerial lift </li></ul><ul><li>Unless so designed, an aerial lift truck must not be moved when the boom is elevated in a working position with workers in the basket </li></ul>Access Safety Compliance Training, Inc.
    23. 23. Summary <ul><li>Remember to: </li></ul><ul><li>Use appropriate scaffold construction methods </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Erect, move, or alter scaffold properly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protect from falling objects or tools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ensure stable access </li></ul><ul><li>Use a competent person </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Train on scaffold construction and the hazards involved with scaffolds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inspect scaffold before each shift and after alterations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine fall protection requirements </li></ul></ul>Access Safety Compliance Training, Inc.
    24. 24. End of Part 3 Scaffold Safety Training <ul><li>Thank You </li></ul>Access Safety Compliance Training, Inc.