SCAFFOLDING BEST PRACTICE #55: Manufacturers’ Technical Information
One of the most universal OH&S Regulations in North America is that scaffolding manufacturers’ technical instructions MUST BE used and followed by erectors and inspectors. This would include: component ratings for load calculations, special restrictions, assembly details, engineering data, safety factors, etc. Some manufacturers’ Technical Manuals are very detailed and easy to use, while others are somewhat “skimpy”. When purchasing, specifying or leasing scaffolding equipment – ALWAYS research the technical information BEFORE you make the commitment.