1926.452(y) Stilts


When used, shall be used in accordance with the following requirements:

  • An employee may wear stilts on a scaffold only if it is a large area scaffold.
  • When an employee is using stilts on a large area scaffold where a guardrail system is used to provide fall protection, the guardrail system shall be increased in height by an amount equal to the height of the stilts being used by the employee.
  • Surfaces on which stilts are used shall be flat and free of pits, holes and obstructions, such as debris, as well as other tripping and falling hazards.
  • Stilts shall be properly maintained. Any alteration of the original equipment shall be approved by the manufacturer.