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Scaffolding eTool

Supported Scaffolds

Supported scaffolds consist of one or more platforms supported by outrigger beams, brackets, poles, legs, uprights, posts, frames, or similar rigid support. Because frame scaffolds are the most common type of supported scaffold, this eTool uses the Frame module to describe requirements that are common to all supported scaffolds. Requirements specific to the other types are described only in their respective modules.

Frame Scaffold or Fabricated Frame

Frame Scaffold or Fabricated Frame

Platform(s) supported on fabricated end frames with integral posts, horizontal bearers, and intermediate members.

Ladder Jack

Ladder Jack

Platform resting on brackets attached to ladders.

Manually Propelled/Mobile

Manually Propelled/Mobile

Unpowered, portable, caster- or wheel-mounted supported scaffold.

Pole

Pole

Posts with fixed connection points that accept runners, bearers, and diagonals, also made of wood, that can be interconnected at predetermined levels.

Pump Jack

Pump Jack

Platform supported by vertical poles and movable support brackets.

Specialty

Specialty

Scaffold types designed for a narrow and very specific range of applications. Includes plasterers', decorators', and other large-area scaffolds; bricklayers' square scaffolds; horse scaffolds; outrigger scaffolds; step, platform, and trestle ladder scaffolds; form and carpenter's bracket scaffolds; window jack scaffolds; crawling boards and chicken ladders; and roof bracket scaffolds.

Tube and Coupler

Tube and Coupler

Platform(s) supported by tubing, erected with coupling devices connecting uprights, braces, bearers, and runners.

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