Saturday, 19 November 2016

Suspended Scaffolds Float (ship)

                             Float (ship)


The requirements on this page are specific to float scaffolds only. For requirements that apply to all types of suspended scaffolds. A  ship scaffold is a suspension scaffold consisting of a braced platform resting on two parallel bearers.  Hung from overhead supports by ropes of fixed length.

Follwing are the gernal requriments of ship scaffold:


  • Pass under the platform and be hitched again at the other end.
  • Rope connections must not allow the platform to shift or slip. 
  • When only two ropes are used with each float.
  • Platforms must be supported by and securely fastened.
  • Leave enough rope for supporting ties.
  • Be hitched to one end of the bearer.

  • Each employee on a float  scaffold must be protected by a personal fall-arrest system.

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