SCAFFOLDING BEST PRACTICE #26: Emergency Egress

The CSA Z797 Standard was one of the first national scaffolding standards to ever contemplate the requirements of Emergency Egress. In it, scaffolds of certain size and configurations require additional means of egress FOR...

SCAFFOLDING BEST PRACTICE #2: National Standards

As recent court rulings have proven, simple OH&S regulatory compliance may not be sufficient to protect your workers on the job. Both CSA (Z797 & S269.2) and ANSI (A10.8) publish national access scaffolding standards...

SCAFFOLDING BEST PRACTICE #31: Environmental Loads

As this winter has proven, Access Scaffolds can be seriously affected by detrimental vertical and horizontal loads caused by their environment. This includes: weather (wind, snow, ice, water, etc.) vibration, and the buildup of...

Student Injured by Falling Scaffolding

Editors’ Note: Once again, this story underlines the even HIGHER standard for scaffolding operations near the general public. From City News…. The Toronto District School Board has halted a construction project at a school...