Scaffolds (Staging) >> Painter's Suspended Staging

Painter's suspended scaffolds have a platform supported by bearers suspended by rope from overhead supports. They are arranged and operated to permit the raising or lowering of the platform to desired working positions.

This scaffold is not exclusive to painters. All workers may use this type of staging.

Note: Block and tackle is no longer a recommended method of hoisting and lowering this scaffold. Newer methods of ship repair and construction have greatly reduced the use of this type of scaffold.

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