Specific Scaffold -§1926.452(u)Needle beam scaffolds

Needle beam scaffolds.

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(1) Scaffold support beams shall be installed on edge.

(2) Ropes or hangers shall be used for supports, except that one end of a needle beam scaffold may be supported by a permanent structural member.

(3) The ropes shall be securely attached to the needle beams.

(4) The support connection shall be arranged so as to prevent the needle beam from rolling or becoming displaced.

(5) Platform units shall be securely attached to the needle beams by bolts or equivalent means. Cleats and overhang are not considered to be adequate means of attachment.

Specific Requirements:

  • Scaffold support beams must be installed on edge.
  • Ropes or hangers must be used for supports.
    • Exception: One end of the scaffold may be supported by a permanent structural member.
  • Ropes must be securely attached to needle beams.
  • Support connections must be arranged to prevent the needle beam from rolling or becoming displaced.
  • Platform units must be attached by bolts or equivalent means. Cleats and overhang are not considered adequate means of attachment.