Suspended scaffolds are platforms suspended by ropes, or other non-rigid means, from an overhead structure. Because two-point scaffolds are the most common type of suspended scaffold, this eTool uses the Two-Point module to describe requirements that apply to all suspended scaffolds. Requirements specific to the other types are described only in their respective modules.
Platform supported by two essentially horizontal and parallel ropes attached to structural members of a building. Additional vertical pickups may also provide support.
Braced platform resting on two parallel bearers and hung from overhead supports by ropes of fixed length.
Platform suspended from the ceiling or roof structure by fixed-length supports.
Two-point or multi-point adjustable suspension scaffold with a series of platforms at various levels resting on common stirrups.
Platform(s) suspended by more than two ropes from overhead supports and equipped with a means to permit the platform to be raised and lowered. Includes chimney hoists.
A platform suspended from needle beams.
Platform suspended by one rope from an overhead support and equipped with a means to permit the platform to be moved to desired working levels.
Two-point (swing stage)
Platform supported by hangers (stirrups) suspended by two ropes from overhead supports and equipped with a means to permit the platform to be raised and lowered.