Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Slide 16

Slide 16


Title: 1926.451(c) Supported scaffolds

Type: Text Slide with Image


  • Restrained from tipping by guys, ties, or equivalent when higher than 4:1 ratio
  • Support installed per recommendations or at closest horizontal member to the 4:1 height

[Includes photo of scaffolding with properly installed guardrails]

Speaker Notes:

When working on scaffolding at heights of 10 feet or more above a lower level, guardrails must be installed. The guardrails will provide a physical barrier to prevent you from falling. The guardrail system must be installed along all open sides and ends of the platforms.

The guardrail system must be installed before the scaffold can be used by workers.

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