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Scaffolds (Staging) » Other Types of Scaffolds


Figure 1: Worker using suspended scaffold (not fully guarded) for burning and without personal fall protection
Figure 1: Worker using suspended scaffold (not fully guarded) for burning and without personal fall protection.

Figure 2: Workers wearing personal fall protection suspended in aerial lift (JLG)
Figure 2: Workers wearing personal fall protection suspended in aerial lift (JLG).

Other types of scaffolds used in the shipyard industry include:

  • Suspended: Scaffolds suspended from above, which hang from rope, wire rope, or rigid supports. Examples include:
  • Supported: Scaffolds supported from the ground, deck, or barge. Examples include:

Note: Aerial lifts and scissor lifts are used in the shipyard and have special operating requirements.

Before reviewing this section, refer to the General Scaffolding Requirements.


Requirements and Example Solutions
  • Types of scaffolds that are not specifically identified in this section must meet the general requirements of paragraphs (b), (i), and (j) of this section, be in accordance with recognized principles of design, and be constructed in accordance with accepted standards covering such equipment. [29 CFR 1915.71(h)]
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