General 1926.451

Each scaffold and scaffold component must support without failure its own weight and at least 4 times the maximum intended load applied or transmitted to it. A qualified person must design the scaffolds, which are loaded in accordance with that design. Scaffolds and scaffold components must not be loaded in excess of their maximum intended loads or rated capacities, which ever is less. Load carrying timber members should be a minimum of 1,500 lb-f/in2 construction grade lumber.

We will review the requirements for;

  • Capacity
  • Scaffold platform construction
  • Criteria for supported scaffolds
  • Criteria for suspension scaffolds
  • Access
  • Use
  • Fall protection
  • Falling object protection