Describes the steps that should be taken to install scaffolds safely, focusing on mudsills, baseplates and leveling screws. Includes a quiz. Part of a collection. Click on the 'collection' button to access the other items.
Masonry and Allied Trades Labor-Management Health & Safety Committee
Good Scaffold Practices 1 - From the ground up
|• Mudsills • Baseplates • Leveling screws •|
This issue is one in a series of good scaffold practices. It is a joint initiative between labor and management designed to increase awareness of safe working practices in the masonry industry.
|Statistics indicate that the most common injuries are slips and falls. Over 50% of these injuries occur because of improper scaffold practices. The information presented here deals with site preparation, mudsills, baseplates and leveling screws.|
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Sections 128 (1)c of the Construction regulations require that every scaffold have footings, sills or supports that are sound, rigid and capable of supporting twice the maximum load to which the scaffold may be subjected without settlement or deformation.
Distribute weight on mudsill and prolong plank life.
Attach scaffold to mudsill and prevent movement due to impact, vibration or uplift due to improper loading.
for blocking under mudsill.
Allow for easy leveling and plumbing of scaffold.
Refresher Quiz - Answer True or False
1. Baseplates should be centered on and nailed to mudsills (T/F)
2. Mudsills should never extend beyond end of scaffold. (T/F)
3. For minor adjustments to plumb, use leveling screws. (T/F)
Answers are at the bottom of the page.
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Medical Device Reprocessing Association of Ontario
|Answers:||1) true 2) false 3) true|