A single-point adjustable scaffold consists of a platform suspended by one rope from an overhead support and equipped with means to permit the movement of the platform to desired work levels. The most common among these is the scaffold used by window washers to clean the outside of a skyscraper (also known as a boatswain's chair).
NOTE: The requirements on this page are specific to single-point adjustable scaffolds only. For requirements that apply to all types of suspended scaffolds, please refer to the Two-point (swing stage) module of this eTool.
The maximum intended load for these single-point adjustable suspension scaffolds is 250 lbs. [29 CFR 1926 Subpart L Appendix A (o)]
Non-mandatory guidelines from 29 CFR 1926 Subpart L Appendix A:
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