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- Restrict movement of existing platform until bearers are set, and braced
- Couplers have to be made of structural steel
- The use of couplers made from gray cast iron is prohibited
- Designed by P.E. when more than 125 feet
- Transverse bracing form an "X" across width of the scaffold must be installed at scaffold ends
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Pole scaffolds are a type of supported scaffold in which every structural component, from uprights to braces to platforms, is made of wood. OSHA has standards for two kinds: single-pole, which are supported on their interior side by a structure or wall, and double-pole, which are supported by double uprights independent of any structure.
Because they have to be built from scratch and cannot easily be reused, pole scaffolds are considered old-fashioned and are rarely used today.