|A staging system's capacity
is greatly affected by the condition of the overhead
supports (or anchorages), as well as the type of connection(s)
to be made between the supports and suspension wire
Based on information from the shipyard
owner, the Qualified Person must determine the condition of a vessel's structural components, including those to which the staging will be attached. This information shall then be used to calculate both the weight of the staging itself and the loads to be placed on it
[29 CFR Part 1915.71(h)(1)].
The types of overhead supports available
in a vessel dictate the type of attachment to be made
between the staging suspension cables and the structure.
Check connections between overhead supports and suspension assemblies.
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