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Suspended Scaffolds Interior Hung

Interior Hung

An interior hung suspension scaffold consists of a platform suspended from the ceiling or roof structure by fixed-length supports.

NOTE: The requirements on this page are specific to interior hung scaffolds only. For requirements that apply to all types of suspended scaffolds, please refer to the Two-point (swing stage) module.

  • Interior hung scaffolds must be suspended from roof structures (e.g., ceiling beams). [29 CFR 1926.452(t)(1)]
  • Roof structures must be inspected for strength before scaffolds are erected. [29 CFR 1926.452(t)(2)]
  • Suspension ropes/cables must be connected to overhead supports by shackles, clips, thimbles, or equivalent means. [29 CFR 1926.452(t)(3)]
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