- Part Number:1926
- Part Number Title:Safety and Health Regulations for Construction
- Subpart:1926 Subpart L
- Subpart Title:Scaffolds
- Standard Number:
- Title:Additional requirements applicable to specific types of scaffolds.
- GPO Source:
In addition to the applicable requirements of 1926.451, the following requirements apply to the specific types of scaffolds indicated. Scaffolds not specifically addressed by 1926.452, such as but not limited to systems scaffolds, must meet the requirements of 1926.451.
Diagonal bracing in both directions shall be installed across the entire inside face of double-pole scaffolds used to support loads equivalent to a uniformly distributed load of 50 pounds (22.7 kg) or more per square foot (929 square cm).
"Tube and coupler scaffolds."
Transverse bracing forming an "X" across the width of the scaffold shall be installed at the scaffold ends and at least at every third set of posts horizontally (measured from only one end) and every fourth runner vertically. Bracing shall extend diagonally from the inner or outer posts or runners upward to the next outer or inner posts or runners. Building ties shall be installed at the bearer levels between the transverse bracing and shall conform to the requirements of 1926.451(c)(1).
"Fabricated frame scaffolds" (tubular welded frame scaffolds).
"Plasterers', decorators', and large area scaffolds." Scaffolds shall be constructed in accordance with paragraphs (a), (b), or (c) of this section, as appropriate.
"Bricklayers' square scaffolds (squares)."
"Form scaffolds and carpenters' bracket scaffolds."
"Roof bracket scaffolds."
"Pump jack scaffolds."
"Ladder jack scaffolds."
"Window jack scaffolds."
"Crawling boards (chicken ladders)."
"Step, platform, and trestle ladder scaffolds."
"Single-point adjustable suspension scaffolds."
Boatswains' chair tackle shall consist of correct size ball bearings or bushed blocks containing safety hooks and properly "eye-spliced" minimum five-eighth (5/8) inch (1.6 cm) diameter first-grade manila rope, or other rope which will satisfy the criteria (e.g., strength and durability) of manila rope.
"Two-point adjustable suspension scaffolds (swing stages)." The following requirements do not apply to two-point adjustable suspension scaffolds used as masons' or stonesetters' scaffolds. Such scaffolds are covered by paragraph (q) of this section.
"Multi-point adjustable suspension scaffolds, stonesetters' multi-point adjustable suspension scaffolds, and masons' multi-point adjustable suspension scaffolds."
"Float (ship) scaffolds."
"Interior hung scaffolds."
"Needle beam scaffolds."
"Multi-level suspended scaffolds."
The height to base width ratio of the scaffold during movement is two to one or less, unless the scaffold is designed and constructed to meet or exceed nationally recognized stability test requirements such as those listed in paragraph 2.(w) of appendix A to this subpart;
"Repair bracket scaffolds."
"Stilts." Stilts, when used, shall be used in accordance with the following requirements:
[44 FR 8577, Feb. 9, 1979; 44 FR 20940. Apr. 6, 1979, as amended at 55 FR 47687, Nov. 14, 1990; 61 FR 46025, Aug. 30, 1996; 85 FR 8736, February 18, 2020]