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SAFWAY SYSTEMS

SCAFFOLD TECHNICAL MANUAL


This Technical Manual is subject to periodic revision and updating.
Before designing scaffolding with Safway Systems

scaffold components, contact


Safway Services at (800) 558-4772 to be sure
you are using the most recent revision of this manual.
The Safway Systems

Scaffold Technical Manual is intended for use by


experienced scaffold engineers. Use by unqualified persons may result in
DEATH, SERIOUS PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
Loading information contained in this Technical Manual is based upon the
load-carrying capacity of the individual components. The total loads
(component weight, plank weight, live load, material load, wind load, etc.)
to be imposed on the scaffold assembly must be considered. All loads on
individual members are transmitted to other members and ultimately to the
ground. Compensation for these cumulative vertical and horizontal loads
must be provided.

THIS MANUAL IS NOT TO BE REPRODUCED IN PART OR IN WHOLE.
WARNING
WARNING
FALL ARREST equipment
attached to scaffold MAY
NOT prevent serious
INJURY or DEATH if a fall
occurs.
WARNING
SERIOUS INJURY or DEATH can result
from YOUR FAILURE to familiarize
yourself, and comply with ALL applicable
safety requirements of federal, state and
local regulations and the Safway Systems

Scaffold SAFETY GUIDELINES before


erecting, using or dismantling this scaffold.
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CHAPTER A/ COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION
POSTS
Vertical Post (SVP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-1
Starter Collar (SSC30) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-1
SCREW JACKS / U-HEADS
Tubular Screw Jack (STSJ1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-2
Swivel Screw Jack (SSJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-2
U-Head (SSH8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-19
CASTERS
Caster Adapter (SCA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-2
Adjustable Caster Adapter (SACA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-3
8 Diameter Casters (SCU / SCS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-3
12 Diameter Casters (SCU / SCS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-4
12 Diameter Caster (SCU12HD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-4
TIE COMPONENTS
Tie Eye Bolt (SLTTB1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-5
Tie Tube (SLTT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-5
Tie Clamp (SLTC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-5
Tie Lag Shield Anchor (SLTLS1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-5
Right Angle Clamp (CRA19) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-5
BEARERS / RUNNERS
Bearer / Runner (SBR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-6
Horizontal Runner (SHR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-6
TRUSS BEARERS
Horizontal Truss Bearer (STB6 - 18) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-7
Truss Bearer Coupler (STBC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-7
DIAGONALS
Horizontal Diagonal (SHD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-8
Vertical Diagonal (SDW) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-9
Vertical Diagonal (SDC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-10
BRACKETS & ACCESSORIES
Plank Bracket (SBK) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-11
Side Bracket (SBK) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-11
Knee Out Bracket (SKO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-11
Removable Coupling Pin (SCP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-11
PLANKS & ACCESSORIES
Steel Plank (SSP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-12
Duraplank (SSPH / FSPH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-13
Plank Filler (SPF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-14
Metal Toeboards (SMT) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-14
Toeboard Clip (SSPC) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-14
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CHAPTER A/ COMPONENT IDENTIFICATION
STAIRS
Stair Units (STR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-15
Stair Filler (SSF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-15
ACCESS
Access Ladder Unit (SAU3 / SAU6) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-15
Access Ladder Bracket (SAUB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-15
Access Gate (SAG) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-16
Access Gate Hinge (SAGH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-16
Access Gate Post (SAGP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-16
Access Gate Unit (SAGSU) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-16
BOILER FOUNDING SYSTEM
Base Beam Steel (SBB6) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-17
Base Beam Aluminum (SBBA8) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-17
Throat Header (STH4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-17
Support Frame (SBF) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-18
Support Frame Starter (SFS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-18
Saddle Brace (SSB10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-18
Adjustable Support Bracket (SASB2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-19
SUSPENDED
Suspended Adjustable Post (SSAP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-20
External Guard Rail Post (SEGP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-20
Adjustable Beam Clamp (BCA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-20
TOOLS / MISCELLANEOUS
Hoist Arm (SHA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-21
Pry Bar Hammer (SPBH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-21
Horizontal Square Tool (SHST) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-21
Replacement End Connector Assembly (SSECA) . . . . . . . . . . .A-22
Storage Rack Bin (SRB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-22
Storage Rack (SRO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-22
LABELS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .A-23 - A-26
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CHAPTER B/ COMPONENT ALLOWABLE LOADS
VERTICAL POST & CONNECTOR COMPONENTS
Vertical Post (SVP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-1
Vertical Post Coupling (SCP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-1
SCREW JACKS
Screw Jack (STSJ1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-2
Swivel Screw Jack (SSJ) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-2
CASTERS
Caster Adapter (SCA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-3
Adjustable Caster Adapter (SACA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-3
BEARERS / RUNNERS
Bearer / Runner (SBR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-4
Single Post Circular Scaffold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-5
Horizontal Runners (SHR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-5
TRUSS BEARERS
Truss Bearers (Style I, II, III) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-6
Truss Bearer (STB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-7
STAIRS
Stair Units (STR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-7
BRACKETS
Side Bracket (SBK) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-8
Knee Out Bracket (SKO) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-8
PLANKS
Steel Plank (SSP / SSPH / FSPH) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-9
MISCELLANEOUS
Adjustable Beam Clamp (BCA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-7
Hoist Arm (SHA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-7
Suspended Adjustable Post (SSAP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-10
Adjustable Support Bracket (SASB2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .B-10
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CHAPTER C / ASSEMBLY DETAILS
SAU ACCESS LADDER
Clamped to Post (SVP) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-1
Clamped to Bearer / Runners (SBR) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-1
Rest Platform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-2
External Landing Platforms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-3
End Access - Top and Intermediate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-4
Bay Access - Top and Intermediate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-5
STAIR TOWERS
With Post Supported Landings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-6
With Side Bracket Supported Landings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-7
SCAFFOLD GUARDRAIL INSTALLATION
All Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-8
Alternate Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-8
PLANKS
Plank & Filler Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-9
Plank Spanning Post . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-10
Wood Plank Chart at Angles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-10
MISCELLANEOUS
Toeboard Arrangements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-11
Rack Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-11
Bin Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-12
Boiler Founding System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-13
Suspended Adjustable Platform . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .C-13
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CHAPTER D/ TYING & BRACING
FREE STANDING SCAFFOLD
Single Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-1
Multi-bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-1
SCAFFOLD TOWER
Single bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-2
Multi-bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-3
Guy Wire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-4
CIRCULAR SCAFFOLD
Single Post . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-4
Double Post . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-4
ROLLING SCAFFOLD
Single Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-5
Multi-Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-5
SCAFFOLDS WITH KNEE-OUT BRACKETS
Symmetrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-6
Non Symmetrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .D-6
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CHAPTER A
Component Identification
This chapter contains Safway Systems

Scaffold Component Illustrations,


dimensions and weights to be used for
visual part recognition and dimensional
identification. The noted weights may be
used for shipping weight and/or total
scaffold weight calculations.
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NOTE: C Denotes center line of horizontal member
SAFWAY LABEL
* Part No. 7112A0003
WARNING LABEL
** Part No. 7112A0038
A-1
Safway Systems

Starter Collar (SSC30)
Part Number
Effective Length
Overall Length
Weight
SSC30
2 - 6
3
10.7 lb.
Part Number
Effective Length
Overall Length
Weight
SSC30
SVP10 SVP8 SVP7 SVP 5 SVP3 SVP1
SVP7
7
7 - 6
24.6 lb.
Safway Systems

Vertical Post (SVP)


SVP1
1 - 9
2 - 3
7.5 lb.
SVP10
10 - 6
11
35.8 lb.
SVP8
8 - 9
9 - 3
30.2 lb.
SVP5
5 - 3
5 - 9
18.8 lb.
SVP3
3 - 6
4
13.2 lb.
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Safway Systems

Swivel Screw Jack


(SSJ)
Part Number
Maximum Extension
Minimum Extension
Adjustment Range
Overall Height
Weight Painted
SSJ
18-13/16
6-5/16
12-1/2
24-1/2
15.4 lb.
A-2
Part Number
Effective Height
Overall Height
Weight
Safway Systems

Caster Adapter (SCA)
SCA
10
16
9.6 lb.
Part Number
Maximum Extension
Minimum Extension
Adjustment Range
Overall Height
Weight
Safway Systems

Tubular Screw Jack
(STSJ1)
HOLE PATTERN
HOLE PATTERN
STSJ1
14
2
12
21
8.0 lb.
For use with 8 and 12 diameter
Safway Systems

casters only.
Not for use with casters.
Not for use with casters.
STSJ1
HOLE PATTERN
SSJ
SCA
NOTE: C Denotes center line of horizontal member
7/16 DIA. 4 HOLES
7/16 DIA. 4 HOLES
6
5 1/4 4 1/8
3 3/8
6 5/8
4 1/2
(Manufactured after to 11/97)
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Adjustable
Adapter (SACA)
NOTE: 3/8 16NC bolts X 1-1/2 lg., lockwashers
and hex nuts are provided with each caster.
Safway Systems

8Diameter
Casters (SCU / SCS)
Part Number
Wheel Style
Wheel Offset
Overall Height
Wheel Thickness
Swivel Radius
Weight
SCU8
Urethane
2
9-1/2
2
6
10.8 lb.
SCS8
Steel
2
9-1/2
2
6
15.4 lb.
A-3
Part Number
Min. Overall Height
Max. Effective Height
Min. Effective Height
Adjustment Range
Weight
SACA
38-5/8
45
32-5/8
12-3/8
27.8 lb.
Not for use with 12 diameter casters.
May be used with 8 diameter Safway
Systems

casters only.
ZINC PLATED
SCU8
SACA
HOLE PATTERN
SAFWAY LABEL
Part No. 7112A0003
WARNING LABEL
Part No. 7112A0001
HOLE PATTERN
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A-4
Safway Systems

12
Diameter Casters (SCU / SCS)
Part Number
Wheel Style
Wheel Offset
Overall Height
Wheel Thickness
Swivel Radius
Weight
SCU12
Urethane
2-7/8
14-1/2
2-7/8
8-7/8
25.2 lb.
SCS12
Steel
2-7/8
14-1/2
2-5/8
8-7/8
36.7 lb.
SAFWAY LABEL
Part No. 7112A0001
NOTE: 1/2 13NC bolts X 1-1/2 lg., lockwashers
and hex nuts are provided with each caster.
Safway Systems

12 Heavy
Duty Diameter Caster
(SCU12HD)
Part Number
Wheel Style
Wheel Offset
Overall Height
Wheel Thickness
Swivel Radius
Weight
SCU12HD
Urethane
2-7/8
15-1/2
3
10-5/16
26.5 lb.
NOTE: 1/2 13NC bolts X 1-1/2 lg., lockwashers
and hex nuts are provided with each caster.
SCU 12 / SCS12
WARNING LABEL
Part No. 7112A0001
SCU12HD
HOLE PATTERN
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A-5
SL Frame Tie Eye Bolt
(SLTTB1)
WEIGHT: 0.2 LB.
3/8 - 7 Thread
4 1/8
19 1/2
Right Angle Clamp
(CRA19)
WEIGHT: 2.75
SL Frame Tie Tube
(SLTT)
WEIGHT: 4.4 LB.
SL Frame 1.90 Tie Clamp (SLTC)
For use with ST_ _ SG / STC Tubes
WEIGHT: 3.1 LB.
SL Frame Tie Lag Shield Anchor
(SLTLS1)
WEIGHT: 0.1 LB.
3/8 Short
1 3/4
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SHR10
10
112 - 3/8
9 - 9-3/4
22.3 lb.
A-6
NOTE: C Denotes center line of vertical posts
Part Number
Effective Width
Net Width
Overall Width
Weight
Safway Systems

Bearer / Runner (SBR)


SBR2
2
16 - 3/8
1 - 9-3/4
6.8 lb.
SBR33
2 - 9
25 - 3/8
2 - 6-3/4
8.3 lb.
SBR3
3
28 - 3/8
2 - 9-3/4
8.6 lb.
SBR42
3 - 6
34 - 3/8
3 - 3-3/4
10.7 lb.
SBR45
3 - 9
37 - 3/8
3 - 6-3/4
10.2 lb.
SBR4
4
40 - 3/8
3 - 9-3/4
12 lb.
SBR5
5
52 - 3/8
4 - 9-3/4
14.2 lb.
SBR54
4 - 6
46 - 3/8
4 - 3-3/4
13 lb.
Part Number
Effective Length
Net Length
Overall Length
Weight
Safway Systems

Horizontal Runner (SHR)


SHR6
6
64 - 3/8
5 - 9-3/4
14.4 lb.
SHR7
7
76 - 3/8
6 - 9-3/4
16.4 lb.
SHR8
8
88 - 3/8
7 - 9-3/4
18.4 lb.
SHR9
9
100 - 3/8
8 - 3-3/4
20.3 lb.
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SBR
SHR
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Horizontal
Truss Bearer (STB)
A-7
NOTE: C Denotes center line of vertical posts
Safway Systems

Truss
Bearer (STB6 / STB7)
Part Number
Effective Width
Net Width
Truss Depth
Overall Width
Weight
STB6
6
64 - 3/8
10
5 - 9-3/4
23.5 lb.
STB7
7
76 - 3/8
10
6 - 9-3/4
27 lb.
Safway Systems

Truss
Bearer (STB8 / STB9)
Part Number
Effective Width
Net Width
Truss Depth
Overall Width
Weight
STB8
8
88 - 3/8
12
7 - 9-3/4
42.4 lb.
STB9
9
100 - 3/8
14
8 - 9-3/4
47.9 lb.
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STYLE I
STYLE II
Part Number
Effective Width
Net Width
Truss Depth
Dimension A
Dimension B
Overall Width
Weight
STB10
10
112 - 3/8
14
4
5 - 7/8
9 - 9-3/4
58.2 lb.
STB12
12
136 - 3/8
16
6
7 - 7/8
11 - 9-3/4
70.2 lb.
STB14
14
160 - 3/8
16
6
7 - 7/8
13 - 9-3/4
78.7 lb.
STB16
16
184 - 3/8
18
8 - 6
7 - 7/8
15 - 9-3/4
95.6 lb.
STB18
18
208 - 3/8
18
8 - 6
7 - 7/8
17 - 9-3/4
104 lb.
Safway Systems

Truss Bearer Coupler


(STBC)
For use with style lll Horizontal
Truss Bearer only.
Dbl.
Snap
Buttons
(SB)
2-Holes 7/16 Dia. for (SB)
STYLE III
STB6 / STB7
STB8 / STB9
STB10 - 18
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A-8
Safway Systems

Horizontal Diagonal (SHD)
Part
Number
Bay Width x
Bay Length
Tube
Length
Overall
Length
Weight
SHD33
SHD37
SHD38
SHD39
SHD310
SHD425
SHD427
SHD428
SHD457
SHD459
SHD4510
SHD45
SHD47
SHD547
SHD549
SHD5410
SHD55
SHD57
SHD58
SHD59
SHD510
SHD77
SHD79
SHD710
SHD99
SHD910
SHD1010
3 - 3
3 - 7
3 - 8
3 - 9
3 - 10
42 - 5
42 - 7
42 - 8
45 - 7
45 - 9
45 - 10
4 - 5
4 - 7
54 - 7
54 - 9
54 - 10
5 - 5
5 - 7
5 - 8
5 - 9
5 - 10
7 - 7
7 - 9
7 - 10
9 - 9
9 - 10
10 - 10
41-25/32
83-1/8
94-15/32
105-15/16
117-17/32
64-5/16
85-13/32
96-15/32
86-11/16
108-34
120-1/16
67-25/32
88-1/32
91
112-7/32
123-7/32
75-23/32
94-1/4
104-3/8
114-7/8
125-5/8
109-21/32
127-25/32
137-17/32
143-5/8
152-11/32
160-9/16
48-25/32
90-1/8
101-15/32
112-15/16
124-17/32
71-5/16
92-13/32
103-15/32
93-11/16
115-34
127-1/16
74-25/32
95-1/32
98
119-7/32
130-7/32
82-23/32
101-1/4
111-3/8
121-7/8
132-5/8
116-21/32
134-25/32
144-17/32
150-5/8
159-11/32
167-9/16
11.4 lb.
17.2 lb.
18.8 lb.
20.4 lb.
22.1lb.
14.6 lb.
17.6 lb.
19.8 lb.
17.7 lb.
20.8 lb.
22.4 lb.
15.1 lb.
17.9 lb.
18.3 lb.
21.3 lb.
22.9 lb.
16.2 lb.
18.8 lb.
20.2 lb.
21.7 lb.
23.2 lb.
20.5 lb.
23.5 lb.
24.3 lb.
25.0 lb.
26.2 lb.
27.2 lb.
NOTE: C Denotes center line of vertical posts. Other horizontal diagonals are available on request.
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A-9
NOTE: C Denotes center line of vertical post
Safway Systems

Vertical Diagonal (SDW)
Part
Number
Post
Spacing
Tube
Length
Overall
Length
Weight
SDW3
SDW42
SDW45
SDW4
SDW54
SDW5
SDW6
SDW7
SDW8
SDW9
SDW10
3
3 - 6
3 - 9
4
4 - 6
5
6
7
8
9
10
7 - 5-11/16
7 - 7-23/32
7 - 8-27/32
7 - 10-1/16
8 - 3/4
8 - 3-23/32
8 - 10-7/16
9 - 6-1/32
10 - 2-11/32
10 - 11-1/4
11 - 8-19/32
8 - 5/16
8 - 2-11/32
8 - 3-15/32
8 - 4-11/16
8 -7- 3/8
8 - 10-11/32
9 - 5-1/16
10 - 21/32
10 - 8-31/32
11 - 5-7/8
12 - 3-7/32
18.4 lb.
18.6 lb.
18.7 lb.
18.9 lb.
19.3 lb.
19.7 lb.
20.6 lb.
21.6 lb.
26.2 lb.
27.6 lb.
29.2 lb.
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OVERALL LENGTH
TUBE LENGTH
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Weight
A-10
NOTE: C Denotes center line of vertical post
Safway Systems

Vertical Diagonal (SDC)
Part
Number
Post
Spacing
Tube Hole
Centers
Overall
Length
SDC3
SDC42
SDC45
SDC4
SDC54
SDC5
SDC6
SDC7
SDC8
SDC9
SDC10
3
3 - 6
3 - 9
4
4 - 6
5
6
7
8
9
10
7 - 7-3/8
7 - 9-29/32
7 - 11-9/32
8 - 3/4
8 - 3-7/8
8 - 7-7/32
9 - 2-5/8
9 - 10-25/32
10 - 7-9/16
11 - 4-13/16
12 - 2-15/32
7 - 11-3/8
8 - 1-15/16
8 - 3-15/16
8 - 4-3/4
8 -7- 78
8 - 11-1/4
9 - 6-5/8
10 - 2-13/16
10 - 11-9/16
11 - 8-13/16
12 - 6-1/2
16.4 lb.
16.8 lb.
17.0 lb.
17.2 lb.
17.6 lb.
18.1 lb.
19.1 lb.
20.2 lb.
21.5 lb.
22.2 lb.
24.1 lb.
SDC
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SBK06
5-1/2
1-5/8
4-1/2
2.5 lb.
A-11
NOTE: C Denotes center line of vertical post
Safway Systems

Plank Bracket (SBK)


Part Number
Effective Width
Net Width
Overall Width
Weight
SBK1
14-1/2
10-5/8
13-1/2
3.7 lb.
SKO3
3
31-1/4
36-15/16
7 - 6-1/2
42.6 lb.
Safway Systems

Knee Out Bracket (SKO)


Part Number
Effective Width
Net Width
Overall Width
Overall Height
Weight
SKO45
3 - 9
40-1/4
45-15/16
7 - 6-1/2
46.2 lb.
SBK2
2
19 -1/4
24 -15/16
2 - 3-1/2
19.1 lb.
Safway Systems

Side Bracket (SBK)


Part Number
Effective Width
Net Width
Overall Width
Overall Height
Weight
SBK33
2 - 9
28 - 1/4
33 - 15/16
2 - 3-1/2
21.2 lb.
SBK3
3
31 - 1/4
36 - 15/16
2 - 3-1/2
21.8 lb.
WEDGE
INSTRUCTION
LABEL
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Removable Coupling Pin (SCP)
Provided with
side, knee out
bracket, SVP
posts and
SSC30 starter
collar
Snap Button (SB)
Coupling Pin
Snap Button (SB)
SBKO6 / SBK1
SBK2 / SBK33 / SBK3
SKO3 / SKO45
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INSTRUCTION
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Slot Plank
Weight
9 Part
Number
SSP2
SSP3
SSP42
SSP45
SSP4
SSP54
SSP5
SSP6
SSP7
SSP8
SSP9
SSP10
SSP62
SSP63
SSP642
SSP645
SSP64
SSP654
SSP65
SSP66
SSP67
SSP68
SSP69
SSP610
A-12
Safway Systems

Steel Plank (SSP) 6 & 9 Galvanized
6 Part
Number
Effective
Length
Overall
Length
Perforated
Plank Weight
2
3
3 - 6
3 - 9
4
4 - 6
5
6
7
8
9
10
2 - 3
3 - 3
3 - 9
4
4 - 3
4 - 9
5 - 3
6 - 3
7 - 3
8 - 3
9 - 3
10 - 3
N/A
14 lb.
16 lb.
17 lb.
18 lb.
20 lb.
22 lb.
26 lb.
30 lb.
34 lb.
38 lb.
42 lb.
10.9 lb.
15.1 lb.
17.2 lb.
18.3 lb.
19.3 lb.
21.4 lb.
23.5 lb.
27.7 lb.
31.9 lb.
36.1 lb.
40.2 lb.
44.4 lb.
NOTE: 6 wide planks are not shown in above illustration but are available on request.
Part numbers are listed on chart. Weights shown are for 9 wide plank.
PERFORATED PLANK
CLOSED SLOT PLANK
OPEN SLOT PLANK SSP
OVERALL
LENGTH
EFFECTIVE
LENGTH
DISTANCE FROM CENTERLINE OF
SUPPORT TO PLANK SURFACE
(1 - 3/4 PERF. PL. DESIGN)
HOOK RADIUS
(1 - 1/8 PERF. PL. DESIGN)
(Manufactured prior to 4/85)
(Manufactured prior to 4/85)
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A-13
High Hook
Part Number
SSPH2
SSPH3
SSPH42
SSPH45
SSPH4
SSPH54
SSPH5
SSPH6
SSPH7
SSPH8
SSPH9
SSPH10
High Hook
Duraplank

(SSPH)
Effective
Length
Weight
2
3
3 - 6
3 - 9
4
4 - 6
5
6
7
8
9
10
11.6 lb.
14.7 lb.
16.3 lb.
17.1 lb.
17.8 lb.
19.4 lb.
20.9 lb.
24.1 lb.
27.2 lb.
30.3 lb.
33.4 lb.
36.5 lb.
High Hook
Part Number
FSPH2
FSPH3
FSPH42
FSPH45
FSPH4
FSPH54
FSPH5
FSPH6
FSPH7
FSPH8
FSPH9
FSPH10
Low Hook
Duraplank

(FSPH)
Effective
Length
Weight
2
3
3 - 6
3 - 9
4
4 - 6
5
6
7
8
9
10
13.6 lb.
16.1 lb.
17.3 lb.
17.9 lb.
18.5 lb.
19.7 lb.
20.9 lb.
23.4 lb.
25.8 lb.
28.3 lb.
30.7 lb.
33.2 lb.
DURAPLANK LABEL
Part No. 7112A0101
DURAPLANK LABEL
Part No. 7112A0101
2 1/8
1 3/4
2 1/8
2 5/8
1 13/16 DISTANCE FROM CENTER LINE OF SUPPORT TO
PLANK SURFACE
1 15/16
3/8
DISTANCE FROM CENTER LINE OF SUPPORT TO
PLANK SURFACE
9 1/4
9 1/4
3 1/4
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2
2 - 9
3
3 -6
3 - 9
4
4 - 6
5
6
7
8
9
10
A-14
Safway Systems

Toeboard Clip (SSPC)


Toeboard clip (SSPC) is needed
when steel plank (SSP OR SSPH)
is used as toeboard. Weight: 0.2 lb.
OVERALL
WIDTH
Safway Systems

Metal Toeboards
(SMT)
Part
Number
Effective
Length
Weight
SMT2
SMT33
SMT3
SMT42
SMT45
SMT4
SMT54
SMT5
SMT6
SMT7
SMT8
SMT9
SMT10
Overall
Length
2 - 2-9/16
2 - 11-9/16
3 - 2-9/16
3 - 8-9/16
3 - 11-9/16
4 - 2-9/16
4 - 8-9/16
5 - 2-9/16
6 - 2-9/16
7 - 2-9/16
8 - 2-9/16
9 - 2-9/16
10 - 2-9/16
7.2 lb.
9.2 lb.
10 lb.
11.4 lb.
12.1 lb.
12.9 lb.
14.3 lb.
15.7 lb.
18.6 lb.
21.5 lb.
24.3 lb.
27.2 lb.
30 lb.
NOTE: Recommended for use with steel planks only.
Part Number
Overall Width
Weight
Safway Systems

Plank Filler (SPF)


SPF18
17 - 3/4
7.6 lb.
SPF2
23 - 3/4
10 lb.
SPF3
35 - 3/4
14.9 lb.
SPF45
44 - 3/4
18.4 lb.
NOTE: SPF18 is notched one end only.
OVERALL
LENGTH
EFFECTIVE
LENGTH
NOTE: C Denotes center line of vertical post
SHR
SMT
4 1/16
8 7/16
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STR7
11 - 1/4
9 - 1/2
10 - 1-11/16
83.6 lb.
Steel
A-15
Safway Systems

Stair Units (STR)
Part Number
Overall Width
Overall Depth
Overall Length
Weight
STR7A
11 - 1/4
9 - 1/2
10 - 1-11/16
52.4 lb.
Aluminum
SSF3
2 - 8-3/4
10.3 lb.
Safway Systems

Stair Filler (SSF)
Part Number
Overall Width
Weight
SSF42
3 - 2-3/4
10.3 lb.
SSF54
4 - 2-3/4
13.2 lb.
Access Ladder
Bracket (SAUB)
WEIGHT PAINTED: 5.5 LB.
WEIGHT PAINTED: 18 LB.
Access
Ladder Unit (SAU6)
WEIGHT PAINTED: 9.5 LB.
Access
Ladder Unit (SAU3)
STR
SSF
CAUTION LABEL
Part No. 7112A0004
SAFWAY LABEL
Part No. 7112A0093
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Access Gate Hinge


(SAGH)
Safway Systems

Access Gate
(SAG)
Part Number
Overall Width
Weight Painted
A-16
SAG3
33 36
8.7 lb.
SAG4
42 48
12.7 lb.
WEIGHT: 7.7 lb.
WEIGHT: 19 lb.
For use with SAG3 or SAG4 and
SAGH when the width of an
intermediate level access bay
exceeds 48.
WEIGHT: 34 lb.
For use with SAG3 or SAG4 and
SAGH when the width of the top
scaffold level exceeds 48.
Support for SAG3 & SAG4
Safway Systems

Access Gate Post


(SAGP)
Safway Systems

Access Gate Unit


(SAGSU)
SAG
(SAG4 Shown)
DANGER LABEL
Part No. 7112A0019
WEDGE
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LABEL
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SAFWAY LABEL
Part No. 7112A0003
SAFWAY LABEL
Part No. 7112A0003
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Base Beam Steel
(SBB6)
A-17
8 BOTTOM OF BEAM TO
TOP OF ANGLE
WEIGHT PAINTED: 116.5 LB.
11 BOTTOM OF BEAM TO
TOP OF ANGLE
Safway Systems

Base Beam
Aluminum (SBBA8)
WEIGHT: 112.1 LB.
Safway Systems

Throat Header (STH4)
WEIGHT
PAINTED:
45.2 LB.
NOTES:
Ends of base beams and throat
headers are tapered to fit 55 degree
sloped boiler walls.
Base beams and throat headers are
sized by their least length dimension,
(under side of support plates).
Base beams and throat headers with
other angles are available on
request.
C Denotes center line of posts.
Available on request.
23 1/4
Use SVP_ to extend scaffold into ashpit.
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A-18
SBF3
3
3 - 6
26.2 lb.
SBF5
5
5 - 6
37.8 lb.
SBF6
6
6 - 6
43.5 lb.
Safway Systems

Support Frame
(SBF)
Part Number
Effective Length
Overall Length
Weight Painted
SBF1
1 - 1/8
1 - 6-1/8
12.2 lb.
NOTE: C Denotes center line of support frame legs.
Support Frame Starter (SFS)
WEIGHT
PAINTED: 7.4 LB.
Safway Systems

Saddle Brace (SSB10)


PAINTED WEIGHT: 21 lb.
EFFECTIVE
LENGTH
OVERALL
LENGTH
SBF6 SBF5 SSBF3 SBF1
9 - 6 11/16
8
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A-19
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U-Head (SSH8)
Part Number
Effective Width
Overall Width
Effective Length
Effective Height
Overall Height
Weight Painted
SSH8
4
4 - 3/4
8
3 - 3/16
10 - 15/16
5.4 lb.
Safway Systems

Adjustable Support Bracket (SASB2)


OVERALL
HEIGHT
EFFECTIVE
WIDTH
OVERALL
WIDTH
EFFECTIVE
LENGTH
EFFECTIVE
HEIGHT
WEIGHT PAINTED: 53.1 LB.
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A-20
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Suspended Adjustable
Post (SSAP)
Part Number
Overall Height
Weight
SSAP
62 - 3/16
31.6 lb.
NOTE: C Denotes center line of vertical posts.
NOTE: C Denotes center line of horizontal members.
WARNING LABEL
Part No. 7112A0006
Adjustable Beam Clamp (BCA)
Safway Systems

External Guard Rail


Post (SEGP)
WEIGHT PAINTED: 12.1 lb.
WARNING LABEL
Part No. 7112A0008
WEIGHT PAINTED: 14.2 lb.
21
6-3/8
33-3/8
WEDGE INSTR.
LABEL
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A-21
Safway Systems

Hoist Arm
(SHA)
Part Number
Effective Width
Overall Width
Swing Radius
Overall Height
Weight
SHA
24 - 5/16
26 - 9/16
19
2 - 3/12
13.8 lb.
OVERALL
HEIGHT
OVERALL WIDTH
EFFECTIVE WIDTH
WEDGE INSTR. LABEL Part No. 7112A0002
WARNING LABEL Part No. 7112A0005
Safway Systems Pry Bar Hammer (SPBH)
WEIGHT: 2.3 lb.
Safway Systems

Horizontal Square Tool (SHST)


WEIGHT PAINTED: 6.4 lb.
4 - 11/16
1 - 3/4
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A-22
WEIGHT PAINTED: 116.6 lb.
WEIGHT: 134.7 lb.
Replacement End Connector Assembly
(SSECA)
Includes all parts called out above.
Safway Systems

Storage
Rack (SRO)
Safway Systems

Storage Rack Bin


(SRB)
NOTES:
See ORN 213 for
assembly
instructions
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Wedge Installation / Removal Instruction (Part No. 7112A0002)
A-23
If replacement labels are needed, contact your local
Safway branch or contact Customer Service at
Safway Services, P.O. Box 1991,
Milwaukee, WI 53201
800-558-4772
Safway Systems

Labels
Install one label on
each Safway
Systems Scaffold
component which
has one or more end
fittings. Orient so that
wedge in label faces
same direction as
wedge in fitting.
Safway Label (Part No. 7112A0093)
Label located on
outer side bar on all
stair units.
Stair Caution Label (Part No. 7112A0004)
Label located on
outer side of one side
bar on all stair units.
7112A0004-XX4
(8 on truss bearers)
3
SAFWAY SYSTEMS

SCAFFOLD
7112A0002-XX
DRIVE WEDGE
UNTIL RETAINER
DROPS
1.) LIFT RETAINER W/
SPBH TOOL
2.) PRY
DOWN ON
HANDLE
REPLACE
COMPONENT LABELS
IF THEY ARE WORN,
DEFACED OR ARE
ILLEGABLE.
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A-24
Caster Warning Label (Part No. 7112A0001)
Label located on one
side of horn on all
Safway Systems
scaffold casters.
7112A0001-XX
Adjustable Beam Clamp Warning Label (Part No. 7112A0008)
Label located on
outer side of one jaw.
7112A0008-XX
Safway Systems

Hoist Arm Warning Label (Part No. 7112A0005)
Label located
on one side
of horizontal
tube.
Safway Systems

Labels
7112A0005-XX
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A-25
Duraplank Label (Part No. 7112A0101)
Warning Label (Part No. 7112A0006)
Safway Systems

Labels
COPYRIGHT 2009 SAFWAY SERVICES, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 7112A0101-xx
a~~

Danger Label (Part No. 7112A0019)


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A-26
Additional Labels
Safway Label
(Part No. 7112A0003)
Warning Label
SIA/SSFI
(Part No. 7112A0038)
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CHAPTER B
Introduction Component
Allowable Loads
This chapter contains illustrations and
load ratings for the various Safway
Systems

Scaffold Components. The load


ratings are based on the capacity of the
individual components only. Refer to
chapter D and warnings at front of manual
before computing the scaffold loads.
Allowable loads specified in this chapter
include safety factors required by Federal
OSHA.
When designing scaffolds with unique
configurations or special loading
conditions, consult with Safway
engineering or a professional structural
engineer familiar with scaffold design
prior to design finalization.
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4,000
5,950
7,300
8,100
Safway Systems

Vertical Post (SVP)


B-1
Unbraced
Post
Length
(L)
*Maximum Allowable
Compressive Load
when rated for scaffold use
Lb.
7
5 - 3
3 - 6
1 - 9
Allowable Tension Loading
2,000 lb.
Post connection (SVP) components
(see exploded view page A-10) are
designed to resist nominal tensile
loads, such as those created by
uplift and/or overturning loads.
NOTE: When suspending
(hanging) scaffold, the coupling
(SCP) must be modified as shown
at right.
Safway Systems

Vertical Post Coupling


(SCP)
Allowable Tension Loading
3,500 lb.
If scaffold is suspended, the
coupling must be modified as
follows:
Remove snap buttons supplied
with the SVP posts and replace
with a 3/8 - 16 NC x 2-1/4 lg.
hex. hd. bolt structural grade 5,
3/8 lock washer and a 3/8 - 16
NC hex. hd. nut.
Safway Systems

(SCP)
Modification (bolted)
UNBRACED
POST SPACING
BEARER
RUNNER
COMPRESSIVE
LOAD
COMPRESSIVE
LOAD
(L)
Vertical diagonal must be installed at same
increments as (L)
*Load is based on vertical diagonals
connected to posts at bearer/runner
connections.
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B-2
NOTE: Maximum allowable compressive load (P) when rated for scaffold use is: 11,750 lb.
NOTE: Where angle exceeds 45 contact Safway Engineering Department.
NOTE: Anchor hole size
and locations are noted
on page A-2
Safway Systems

Screw Jack (STSJ-1) Maximum Extension is 14


EXAMPLE: A scaffold post is loaded
to 3500 lb. (P) compressive load.
Follow the dotted line in the chart to
determine maximum corresponding
allowable horizontal load. Which in
this example is 325 lb.
INFLUENCE LINE
12000
11000
10000
9000
8000
7000
6000
5000
4000
3000
2000
1000
50 100 150 200 250 300 350 400 450 500
C
O
M
P
R
E
S
S
I
V
E

L
O
A
D


(
l
b
.
)
HORIZONTAL LOAD
Q (lb.)
NOTE: Anchor hole size
and locations are noted
on page A-2
The swivel jack should be anchored to
structure surface or restrained. Anchors,
bolts or restraints must resist four times
the shear force determined from chart at
right.
Safway Systems

Swivel Screw Jack (SSJ)
EXAMPLE: Assume a compressive
load (P) of 3200 lb. with a 20 slope.
A corresponding 1200 lb. shear force
must be resisted as indicated by
dotted lines and arrows.
VERTICAL
LOAD
JACK P
(lb.)
SHEAR FORCE S (lb.)
HORIZONTAL PLANE
1.69 O.D. COLLAR FOR
TUBE AND CLAMP
RESTRAINT
ANGLE OF SLOPE (DEGREES)
14 Max.
14 Max.
24 1/2
18 1/2
Max. Allowable
Extension
COMPRESSIVE LOAD
P (lb.)
COMBINED ALLOWABLE
COMPRESSIVE LOAD (P)
and horizontal load (Q) with
14 jack extension.
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For use with 8 diameter
casters only.
B-3
Safway Systems

Adjustable
Caster Adapter (SACA)
Part Number
Wheel Style
Allowable Rolling
Load
SCU8
Urethane
900 lb.
SCS8
Steel
900 lb.
For use with either 8 or 12 diameter casters.
Safway Systems

Caster Adapter (SCA)
Part Number
Wheel Style
Allowable Rolling
Load
SCU8
Urethane
900 lb.
SCS8
Steel
900 lb.
SCU12
& SCU12HD
Urethane
900 lb.*
SCS12
Steel
900 lb.*
*NOTE: Allowable caster
load is 900 lb. when rolling
scaffolds are braced as
illustrated on the top of
page D-5. However if addi-
tional horizontal bracing as
illustrated also on the bot-
tom of page D-5 is installed
in each bay the allowable
load may be increased to
1700 lb. This applies to the
SCU12HD and SCS12 style
casters only.
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270
120
100
90
60
65
50
40
2 33 3 42 45 4 54 5 6 7 8 9 10
335
150
125
110
75
80
65
50
Part
Number
385
170
140
125
85
90
70
65
SBR2
SBR33
SBR3
SBR42
SBR45
SBR4
SBR54
SBR5
Maximum allowable bearer load
in lb. /sq. ft.
(Load valves include live load and all dead loads, (decking, etc.))
Allowable Uniform Load
lb. lb./FT.
NOTE: This chart is based on Safway Systems

bearer strength only. The maximum allowable deck load must be
determined from either deck material strength, leg load capacity or the chart above, whichever is less.
CAUTION: Only SBR or STB members must be used to support scaffold platforms .
B-4
Safway Systems

Bearer / Runner (SBR)
Post
Spacing
Allowable
Center Load
SBR2
SBR33
SBR3
SBR42
SBR45
SBR4
SBR54
SBR5
2
2 - 9
3
3 - 6
3 - 9
4
4 - 6
5
1,350lb.
800 lb.
725 lb.
725 lb.
550 lb.
640 lb.
570 lb.
500 lb.
2,700
1,675
1,500
1,575
1,125
1,320
1,170
1,050
1,350
610
500
450
300
330
260
210
Span Chart
Safway Systems

Bearer (SBR) Maximum Allowable Uniform Load Chart


Part
Number
Bearer
Length
2
33
3
42
45
4
54
5
675
305
250
225
150
165
130
105
470
220
180
160
105
120
90
75
450
200
165
150
100
110
85
70
360
160
130
120
80
85
65
55
300
135
110
100
65
70
55
45
225
100
80
75
50
55
40
35
190
85
70
60
40
45
35
30
165
75
60
55
35
40
30
25
150
65
55
50
30
35
25
20
135
60
50
45
30
30
25
20
Runner Length
CENTER LOAD
4
MIN
POST SPACING
UNIFORM LOAD
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6
22
500
270
B-5
Safway Systems

Horizontal
Runners (SHR)
Single Post Circular Scaffold
Allowable Load
No. of Vertical Posts
in Tower
Loading Distance (h)
Allowable Uniform
Load on Distance (h)
(lb.)
Allowable Uniform
Load on Distance (h)
(lb. / FT.)
NOTE: Dimension h is based on two 2 x 10 lumber
planks. If wider platforms are required, contact Safway
Engineering.
4
19
585
370
8
27
400
180
Safway Systems

Single Post
Circular Scaffold
Runners are not designed to support fully
decked scaffold platforms or center concen-
trated loads. Use (SBR) or (STB) members
whenever a full deck is required. Platforms
may rest on runners if platform area is locat-
ed close to the posts, does not exceed
dimension h (shown below) and the
allowable load table below.
FOUR POSTS
SIX POSTS
EIGHT POSTS
LOADING DIAGRAM FOR SECTION A - A
(TYPICAL)
SECTION A - A
(TYPICAL)
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Allowable Uniform Load
lb. lb./ft.
4,400
4,400
3,600
3,600
3,600
440
367
257
225
200
STB10
STB12
STB14
STB16
STB18
B-6
NOTE: Style III Truss Bearer must be braced to adjacent Truss Bearers at both bracing
ring sets when supporting vertical loads.
NOTE: Style II Truss Bearer must be braced to adjacent Truss Bearers at center ring
set when supporting vertical loads.
Part
Number
Allowable Uniform Load
lb. lb./ft.
Safway Systems

Truss Bearers (STB) Style I and II
Post
Spacing
Allowable
Center Load
STB6
STB7
STB8
STB9
6
7
8
9
I
I
II
II
1,875 lb.
1,650 lb.
2,200 lb.
2,200 lb.
3750
3300
4400
4400
625
470
550
488
Style
Part
Number
Safway Systems

Truss Bearers (STB) Style III
Post
Spacing
Allowable Center
Concentrated Load
10
12
14
16
18
2,200 lb.
2,200 lb.
1,800 lb.
1,800 lb.
1,800 lb.
POST SPACING
CENTER LOAD POST SPACING
UNIFORM LOAD
STYLE I
STYLE II
STYLE III
CENTER LOAD
UNIFORM LOAD
POST SPACING
BRACING RING SET
BRACING RING SET
BRACING RING SET
BRACING RING SET
REMOVABLE
COUPLING PIN (SCP)
UNIFORM LOAD
CENTER CONCENTRATED LOAD
4
min.
4
min.
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125
94
110
97
88
73
51
45
40
104
78
91
81
73
61
42
37
33
2 33 3 42 45 4 54 5 6 7 8 9 10
B-7
NOTE: This chart is based on Safway Systems

truss bearer strength only. The maximum allowable deck load must be
determined from either deck material strength, the chart above or leg load capacity, whichever is less.
178
134
157
139
125
104
73
64
57
I
I
II
II
III
III
III
III
III
Maximum allowable platform load imposed on
truss bearers in lb. / sq. ft.
(Platform load includes live load and all dead loads, decking, etc.)
Part
Number
STB6
STB7
STB8
STB9
STB10
STB12
STB14
STB16
STB18
Style
Number
Truss
Bearer
Length
6
7
8
9
10
12
14
16
18
312
335
275
244
220
183
128
112
100
227
171
200
177
160
134
93
81
72
208
157
183
162
146
122
85
75
66
166
125
146
130
117
97
68
60
53
156
117
137
122
110
91
64
56
50
138
104
122
108
97
81
57
50
44
89
67
78
69
62
52
36
32
28
78
58
68
61
55
45
32
28
25
69
52
60
54
48
40
28
25
22
62
47
55
48
44
36
25
22
20
Runner Length
Safway Systems

Truss Bearer (STB) Maximum Allowable Uniform Load Chart


Concentrated Loads
PART NUMBER: STR7 / STR7A
ALLOWABLE LOAD:
TWO LOADS AT 350lb. STAIR UNIT
(AS ILLUSTRATED)
Safway Systems

Stair Units (STR)


MAXIMUM HOISTED LOAD:
100 lb.
Safway Systems

Hoist Arm (SHA)


P
P
ALLOWABLE
SUSPENDED LOAD:
4,000 lb. Vertical Direction Only
Adjustable Beam
Clamp (BCA)
P
P
100 lb.
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Part Number
Effective Width
Allowable Concentrated
Load P (lb.)
SBK33
II
2 - 9
500
Part Number
Style Number
Effective Width
Allowable Uniform
Load (lb.)
NOTE: Brackets are not to be used as knee-out brackets. Coupling Pin (SCP)
is provided with Style II side brackets for guard rail post installation only.
NOTE: These loads may be increased for certain
applications. See page D-6.
B-8
Safway Systems

Side Brackets (SBK)
SBK06
I
5 1/2
250
SBK1
I
14 1/2
250
SBK2
II
2
500
SBK3
II
3
500
Safway Systems

Knee-out Bracket (SKO)
SKO3
3
875
SKO45
3 - 9
700
EFFECTIVE
WIDTH
EFFECTIVE
WIDTH
LOAD ON
COUPLING PIN
EFFECTIVE
WIDTH
SAFWAY SYSTEMS

COUPLING PIN (SCP)


REQUIRED WHEN
GUARD RAIL POST IS
USED.
STYLE I STYLE II
P
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B-9
NOTE: Allowable loads above are for SSP is 9 and for SSPH & FSPH is 9 1/4 wide perforated
or slot plank. Contact Safway Engineering Department for allowable loads on 6 wide planks.
Effective
Length
Perforated
SSP &
FSPH, SSPH
lb.
Slotted
SSP
Allowable Center Load
Allowable Uniform Distributed Load
2
3
3 - 6
3 - 9
4
4 - 6
5
6
7
8
9
10
770
770
625
580
550
495
450
380
325
290
260
250
412
412
347
328
298
261
233
338
302
240
220
206
472
472
386
360
311
255
213
150
105
82
60
49
171
171
147
137
128
116
93
113
86
60
49
41
630
630
515
480
415
340
285
200
140
110
80
65
227
227
196
182
170
154
124
150
115
80
65
55
Perforated
SSP &
FSPH, SSPH
lb. / Lin. Ft.
Slotted
SSP
Perforated
SSP &
FSPH, SSPH
lb. / Sq. Ft.
Slotted
SSP
Steel Plank SSP, SSPH, FSPH
CONCENTRATED LOAD UNIFORM LOAD
9
min.
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B-10 B-10
ALLOWABLE SUSPENDED LOAD: 4,000 lb.
Safway Systems

Suspended Adjustable Post (SSAP)


TENSILE
LOAD
Safway Systems

Adjustable Support Bracket (SASB2)
NOTE: Adjustable support bracket to be used only
with Safway Systems

support frames (SBF)


ALLOWABLE VERTICAL LOAD: 4000 lb.
ADJUST SCREW JACKS
TO LEVEL SUPPORT SURFACE
SLOPE
RANGE
45 - 60
ADJUSTMENT RANGE
1 - 6 1/2 MIN.
TO
2 MAX.
OF STSJ1 SCREW
JACK MUST BE
LOCATED WITHIN
SHADED AREA
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CHAPTER C
Introduction Assembly Details
This chapter contains illustrations of
partially assembled scaffold components.
The illustrations are provided as
information to describe component fit and
dimensional limitations. This chapter is
not intended to be used as a guide to
erect Safway Systems Scaffolds.
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SAU Ladder Access - Clamped to Post (SVP)
SAU Ladder Access - Clamped to Bearer / Runners (SBR)
7
(Typ.)
BETWEEN
LEVELS
7
(Typ.)
BETWEEN
LEVELS
TWO SAUB BRACKETS
are required on starter ladder section and one
near top on each additional section above.
TWO SAUB BRACKETS
are required on starter ladder section. Add
additional horizontal members as required.
PROVIDE ONE (SAUB)
BRACKET
support for each ladder section above
the starter section. Add horizontals
as required.
PLACE LADDER ON SILL
PLACE LADDER ON SILL
SAU6 OR SAU3
LADDER
CLAMPED TO
SAFWAY SYSTEMS
VERTICAL
POSTS.
NOTE:
Install ladder on
narrow side of free
standing scaffolds.
NOTE:
Install ladder on
narrow side of free
standing scaffolds.
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Rest Platform
LADDER TO EXTEND
APPROXIMATELY 3
ABOVE PLATFORM.
GUARD ALL OPEN
SIDES AND ENDS
WITH TOP AND
INTERMEDIATE RAIL.
LADDER REST
PLATFORM
(Typical)
Located at 35 foot
maximum intervals.
REST PLATFORM
TIE
(Typical)
TIE
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SAU Ladder Access - Used with External Landing Platforms
LADDER TO EXTEND
APPROXIMATELY 3
ABOVE LANDING.
(Typical)
LADDER REST PLATFORM
(Alternating sides)
Located at approximately
35 foot intervals.
TIE
(Typical)
TIE
(Typical)
SBK SIDE
BRACKET
(Typical)
s
s
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End Access - Top and Intermediate
LADDER REST PLATFORM
(Alternating sides)
Located at approximately
35 foot intervals.
SAG_
SAGH
Tie
(Typical)
s
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Bay Access - Top and Intermediate
LADDER TO EXTEND
APPROXIMATELY 3
ABOVE PLATFORM.
GUARD ALL OPEN
SIDES AND ENDS
WITH TOP AND
INTERMEDIATE RAIL.
SAGP
SAG_
SAG_
SAGH
SAGH
SAGSU
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Typical Stair Tower - with Post Supported Landings
NOTE: Stairs may be 2, 3 or 4 units wide. Each unit having a nominal width of 1 foot.
Partial decks shown for clarity.
SSF
STR7
SHR7
SDW7
HAND RAILS
SVP
Tie
(Typical)
Tie
(Typical)
SDW
SSP
STSJ1
SSC30
SHD
Two
at base and one at
each lift above.
(Alternating Bays)
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Typical Stair Tower - with Side Bracket Supported Landings
NOTE: Stairs may be 2, 3 or 4 units wide. Each unit having a nominal width of 1 foot.
.
SSF
STR7
SDW7
HAND RAILS
SBK
SVP
SBR / SHR
Tie
(Typical)
Tie
(Typical)
SSC30
STSJ1
SHD
Two at base and one at each lift
above. (Alternating Bays)
SSP
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C-8
Scaffold Guardrail Installation
* Top of platform to top of guardrail ** Required in states such as California s Indicates Tie
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C-9
*Plank Gaps larger than 6 can be filled with one additional SSP6 (applies only when using SSP or SSPH planks)
*All scaffold platforms must be a minimum of 18 wide
*Dark Shaded areas in above chart indicate plank fillers are not standard/applicable.
*Light shaded areas in above chart indicate platform gaps greater than 9-1/2. These platforms are not recommended
as work platforms.
*GAP: Indicates differences between length of the horizontal member and available platform width in inches.
**Consult Safway Engineering for plank fillers on the following trusses: STB-12, STB-14, STB-16 and STB-18.
BEARERS / RUNNERS
SBR / SHR
TRUSSES
STB
KNEE OUTS AND SIDE BRACKETS
SKO / SBK
S
P
F
-
1
8
S
P
F
-
2
S
P
F
-
3
S
P
F
-
4
5
S
P
F
-
1
8
S
P
F
-
2
S
P
F
-
3
S
P
F
-
4
5
SBR-2
SBR-33 2 7 3/8 2 7 1 6 1/8
SBR-3 3 1 3/8 1 3 13/16 1
SBR-42 3 7 3/8 1 1 3 6 13/16 1 1
SBR-45 4 1 3/8 1 4 5/8 1
SBR-4 4 4 3/8 2 4 3 5/8 2 2 1 7/8
SBR-54 5 1 3/8 1 1 5 7/16 1 1 2 7 7/8
SBR-5 5 7 3/8 1 1 5 6 7/16 1 1
STB-6 7 1 3/8 2 7 1/16 2 3 6 5/8
STB-7 8 4 3/8 2 1 8 2 7/8 2 1
STB-8 9 7 3/8 1 2 9 5 11/16 1 2
STB-9 11 1 3/8 3 10 8 1/2 3 5 4 1/8
STB-10 12 4 3/8 2 2 12 2 1/8
STB-12 15 1 3/8 4 14** 7 3/4 7 1 5/8
STB-14 17 7 3/8 1 4 17** 4 3/16 8 6 3/8
STB-16 20 4 3/8 2 4 20** 5/8
STB-18 23 1 3/8 6 22** 6 1/4
SBK-2 2 1 3/16 1 1 11/16 1 1/8
SBK-33 3 1 3/16 2 7/16 1 9
SBK-3 /
SKO-3 3 4 3/16 1 3 3 7/16 1
SKO-45 4 4 3/16 1 4 3 3/16 1 2 1 2/3
Plank Gap
(One Side)*
(IN)
NO. and Size of
SPF-Fillers
Saf way Systems Steel Planks SSP Saf way Duraplank FSPH & SSPH
and Wood S4S
NO. and Size of SPF-
Fillers
Plank and Filler Chart
19-1/4" Platf orms
Part
Number
NO. of SSP-
Planks (9"
Wide)
Plank Gap
(One Side)*
(IN)
NO. of
SSPH-,
FSPH-
Planks (9-
1/4" wide or
wood SSL)
Plank Gap
(One Side)*
(IN)
NO. of 19-
1/4" decks
PLANK FILLER
PLANK FILLER
PLANK FILLER
PLANK
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C-10
2 x 10 (Nominal) Wood Plank
Chart. Planks Installed at
Angles to Bearer Member
3 13/16
7 5/8
NOTE: When installing area planking with open slot
(SSP or SSPH) steel planks, locate runner one ring
set below bearer.
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C-11
Typical Toeboard Arrangements
Rack Component Capacity
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C-12
Safway Systems Storage Rack / Bin Assembly
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C-13
Boiler Throat Closure & Founding System (Typical Setup)
Safway Systems

Suspended Adjustable Platform


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CHAPTER D
Introduction Tying & Bracing
Quantities and location of ties, guys and
braces will vary depending upon the
scaffold size, weight, shape and load
conditions. The following general
guidelines indicate minimum Safway
requirements and are not all inclusive.
When designing scaffolds with unique
configurations or special loading
conditions, consult with Safway
engineering or a professional structural
engineer familiar with scaffold design prior
to design finalization.
When designing a square or rectangular
scaffold, Safway recommends a
horizontal diagonal (SHD) be included in
the base design. This diagonal will aid the
erector in providing a square scaffold as
well as assuring hook on plank and deck
will fit properly.
Safway tube and clamp components may
be substituted for Safway Systems

Scaffold bracing members or horizontal


diagonal members. When doing so the
load capacity of these components and
their effect on the completed scaffold
must be considered.
Assure ties, stand-offs or guys are located
at runner and bearer levels only.
NOTE: Proper access and platform toeboards are
required on all scaffolds. These items have been
eliminated from the illustrations in this chapter for
clarity purposes only.
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D-1
* Three times the minimum base dimension (length or width) in California and some other states.
Vertical diagonal must be installed on posts at bearer runner connections.
HORIZONTAL
DIAGONAL (SHD)
brace required, each
21 feet in height and as
close to top
level as possible.
VERTICAL DIAGONAL
required on both inside & outside of each vertical lift
along the run at each end and in between at intervals
not to exceed 30 feet or 4 bays.Alternate direction of
diagonal along the scaffold length.
VERTICAL DIAGONAL
required on both inside & outside of
each vertical lift along the run at each
end and in between at intervals not to
exceed 30 feet or 4 bays
MINIMUM BASE DIMENSION
HORIZONTAL DIAGONAL (SHD)
(noted as a dotted line)
required at base, each 21 feet in height
and as close to top level as possible.
NOTE: Hook-on scaffold decks may be
substituted for horizontal diagonal at the
top level.
VERTICAL DIAGONAL (SDW)
required on all sides at each level.
Diagonals on opposite sides of
tower to be parallel.
HEIGHT NOT TO
EXCEED 4 TIMES
THE MINIMUM BASE
DIMENSION
(length or width).*
HEIGHT NOT TO
EXCEED 4 TIMES
THE MINIMUM BASE
DIMENSION
(length or width).*
BASE DIMENSION
(measured at post center line)
BASE DIMENSION
SINGLE BAY BRACING
MULTI-BAY BRACING
Free Standing Scaffold (Where ties or guy wires are not required)
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Scaffold Tower Tying & Bracing (Single Bay)
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D-2
NOTE: All ties must be placed as close to horizontals as possible.
* Three times the minimum base (length or width) in California and some other states.
** Where field conditions preclude ties at these levels follow Safway Systems Scaffold Safety Guidelines.
Vertical diagonal must be installed on posts at bearer runner connections.
TOP OF SCAFFOLD
TOP TIE
INTERMEDIATE TIE
FIRST TIE
GROUND
MINIMUM BASE
DIMENSION
MAXIMUM
4 times the
minimum
base dimension*
(length or width)
DISTANCE
between intermediate
ties not to exceed
21 feet**
UPPERMOST
tie must be placed within one lift from
top of scaffold**
VERTICAL DIAGONALS (SDW)
each level between outer posts.
HORIZONTAL DIAGONALS
at base, and at each tie level.
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NOTE: All ties must be placed as close to horizontals as possible.
* Three times the minimum base dimension in California and some other states.
** Where field conditions preclude ties at these levels follow Safway Systems Scaffold Safety Guidelines.
Vertical diagonal must be installed on posts at bearer runner connections.
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D-3
Scaffold Tying & Bracing (Multi-bay)
TOP OF
SCAFFOLD
TOP TIE
HORIZONTAL DIAGONAL (SHD)
in each bay at tie levels.
FIRST TIE
INTERMEDIATE
TIE
GROUND
MINIMUM BASE
DIMENSION
MAXIMUM
4 times the
minimum
base dimension*
(length or width)
DISTANCE
between
intermediate
ties not to
exceed
21 feet**
UPPERMOST
tie must be
placed within
one lift from top
of scaffold**
VERTICAL DIAGONAL
required on both inside & outside of each vertical
lift along the run at each end and in between at
intervals not to exceed 30 feet or 4 bays
TIE
to structure at each end and in between
at no more than 30 feet
horizontal intervals.
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Guy Wire Restrained Scaffold (Tower)
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D-4
Circular Scaffold Tying & Bracing
Extreme care must be taken when designing a tower guyed from below. The applied vertical and horizontal loads
and wire pre-tensioning loads must be determined and included in the scaffold design. Consult Safway
Engineering or a structural Professional Engineer.
All ties must be placed as close to horizontals as possible.
*Three time the minimum base dimension (length or width) in California and some other states.
**Where field conditions preclude tie at these levels follow Safway Systems Scaffold Safety Guidelines.
Vertical diagonal must be installed on posts at bearer runner connections.
UPPERMOST GUY
must be placed within one lift from
top of scaffold**
GUY WIRES
at each corner parallel to
diagonals through the tower.
HORIZONTAL DIAGONAL (SHD)
at base, each guy wire level and at top.
VERTICAL DIAGONALS (SDW)
each second bay all levels on scaffolds
with eight or less bays, and each third
bay for larger scaffolds. Do not alternate
diagonal direction vertically
STAND-OFF
or tie to each second post along vessel
perimeter each 21 feet in max. intervals.
STAND-OFF
or tie to each
second post along
vessel perimeter
each 21 feet in
height max.
intervals
VERTICAL
DIAGONALS (SDW)
each second bay all
levels. Do not alternate
diagonal direction
vertically.
ALTERNATE
direction of diagonals in adjacent
braced bays.
ALTERNATE
direction of diagonals in
adjacent
braced bays.
45 ANGLE
MAXIMUM
recommended between
upper guy and ground.
TOP OF SCAFFOLD
TYPICAL GUY
FIRST GUY
MAXIMUM
4 times the minimum base dimension*
(length or width)
MINIMUM BASE DIMENSION
SINGLE POST DOUBLE POST
DISTANCE
between intermediate guys not to
exceed 21 feet. **
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Rolling Scaffold Bracing
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D-5
Rolling Scaffold Bracing
* Three times the minimum base dimension in California and some other states. Always check local code.
**Safway Systems adjustable caster adapter (SACA) can not be used for this application. Always check local
code. Vertical diagonal must be installed on posts at bearer runner connections.
SINGLE BAY MULTI-BAY
Required to increase load capacity of
caster adapter (SCA) with 12 inch
diameter caster. See allowable load
on page B-3.
Brace single bay or multi-bay rolling
scaffold as described above. In
addition, each scaffold post must be
stabilized with additional horizontal
bracing level. This additional level
must be located 21 inches above the
bottom bracing level and used to
reduce the base post unbraced
length to 63 inches.
HORIZONTAL
DIAGONALS (SHD)
Always required at base, each 21
feet in height and at top level.
SAME BRACING
REQUIREMENTS
as for single bay free standing
scaffold tower.
See page D-1.
ALL ROLLING TOWERS
require runners, bearers
and horizontal diagonal
bracing at lowest ring set.
MAXIMUM
4 times the minimum
base dimension*
(length or width)
LOCATION OF
HORIZONTALS
for next scaffold level.
LOCATION
of additional
horizontal level
required to increase
scaffold load capacity.
MINIMUM BASE DIMENSION
MINIMUM BASE
DIMENSION
VERTICAL
DIAGONALS
(SDW)
at all levels in
at least one
bay on each
outer vertical
surface of the
tower.
HORIZONTAL
DIAGONALS
(SHD)
Always
required at
base, each 21
feet in height
and at top
level.
HEIGHT NOT TO EXCEED 4 TIMES THE MINIMUM BASE DIMENSION (LENGTH OR WIDTH).
FIRST
HORIZONTAL
level on bottom
ring set.
SYSTEMS

CASTER
ADAPTER (SCA)**
12 DIAMETER CASTER
Urethane (SCU12) or steel
wheel (SCS12).(SCU12HD)
63
MAXIMUM
21
7 MAXIMUM
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Scaffolds with Knee-Out Brackets Bracing & Tying
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D-6
NOTE: All Scaffolds with knee-out brackets also require bracing and tieing as shown in applicable
section of this chapter.
Allowable concentrated load for
knee-out brackets (SKO) are shown
on page B-8. Loads in table below
may be used when knee-out
brackets are installed in symmetrical
scaffolds as shown in figure 1 and 2,
and in non-symmetrical scaffolds
when auxiliary bracing is installed to
prevent overturning and racking.
See figure 3.
Non-symmetrical assemblies similar
to figure 3 require a stand-off at A
and a tie-in at B on each frame
line with knee-out brackets. In
addition, vertical diagonals (SDW)
may be required in each frame
plane. Contact Safway Engineering
or a Structural Professional
Engineer familiar with scaffold
design prior to erecting such
non-symmetrical scaffolds.
SYMMETRICAL
NON SYMMETRICAL
SKO3
3
3325 lb.
Bracing &
Tieing
Part Number
Effective Width
P Allowable
Concentrated Load
SKO45
3 - 9
2650 lb.
P
P P
P
P
SECTION
Typical
Boiler
SECTION
Typical
Circular
Scaffold
END VIEW
Scaffold
Run along
Set-back
surface
KNEE-OUT
BRACKET
KNEE-OUT
BRACKET
FIGURE 1
FIGURE 2
FIGURE 3
STAND OFF
TIE
VERTICAL
DIAGONALS
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Corporate Headquarters
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Waukesha, WI 53188
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Telephone: (262) 523-6500
For a list of branch locations in the
United States and Canada, visit our
website at www.safway.com
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Since 1936, Safway brand scaffold has been
the industry standard. From Systems to
Sectional, Tube & Clamp to SafMax, Motorized
access to QuikDeck, Safway has a full line of
products designed to work for any project.
All drawings in this guide are for illustrative purposes only. This guide
is intended for general information purposes only. Because of the
many variables which affect the performance of the product line,
some of the information in this brochure may not apply. For specific
applications, contact Safway.
Note: All scaffolds shall be erected, modified and dismantled
only under the supervision of a Competent Person. Erection,
use, maintenance and disassembly must conform to current
manufacturer's instructions as well as all federal, state, provincial
and local regulations. Copies of complete Safety Guidelines for these
and other products are available from Safway without charge.
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