Scaffolds (Staging) >> Independent Pole Wood Scaffolds

An independent pole wood scaffold is a supported scaffold consisting of a platform(s) resting on cross beams (bearers) supported by ledgers and uprights independent of support (except ties, guys, braces) from any structure.

Note: Newer methods of ship construction have greatly reduced the use of these scaffolds. [29 CFR 1915.71(c)]

Before reviewing this section, refer to the General scaffolding requirements.