OSHA Approved Scaffolding?

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Old 10-28-15, 08:13 AM
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Old 10-28-15, 10:27 AM
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They could have at least used a short pick board

Back in the early 70's I was on a crew that was sent out to touch up the ceiling on a recently painted church. They sent the foreman, big Steve , me and a 20' ladder. The plan was for the big guy to support the ladder, the foreman to hold the bottom down and send my skinny butt up the ladder to apply 2-3 brush fulls of paint. Trip time and all it was a half day job. The other two were tickled that it was an easy half day, me not so much!
 
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Old 10-28-15, 11:19 AM
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Probably shouldn't admit it but there were times to reach a ceiling fan I use a six foot step ladder on 2x10s across a pair of heavy duty steel saw horses.
 
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They could have put a couch under there instead, of that chair?
 
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Old 10-28-15, 09:59 PM
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That is NOT an OSHA approved scaffold. You never use aluminum with electrical work.
They should be using a fiberglass ladder.
 
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Kind of hit home as I just added the second level to my scaffolding to reach the peak of my siding project. Wasn't sure is I would need a third level, which this old guy dreads, but after putting three of the aluminum planks across the top I found I could reach the peak fine.

Still not OSHA approved, but miles ahead of that ladder trick.
I do love those AL planks.

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This happened here just a couple of weeks ago. http://abc13.com/news/video-shows-scaffolding-collapse-that-injured-6/1036356/
 
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I saw that on the news, did they ever determine what caused the collapse?
 
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did they ever determine what caused the collapse?
Not yet. The lawyers moved in when the contractor tried to remove the scaffolding before it was inspected. It will probably be a while.
 
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