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YEP DBN # 1 PROJECT

Basic Scaffolding Building Standards


1.0

Ground / Surface conditions


1.1 The ground or surface must be capable of supporting the scaffold and the calculated load.
1.2 The ground or surface must made as level as reasonably possible.
1.3 To ensure the stability of any scaffold, suitable sole boards with base plates must be used.
1.4 All sole boards must be of sufficient strength and be in good condition.

2.0

Basic Scaffold
2.1 Scaffold must always be built so that they are both square and plumb.
2.2 The spacing between the bays must never exceed 2.4 meters.
2.3 The height of a scaffold lift must not exceed 2.0meters.
2.4 All boards used for any scaffold must be securely attached by wire.

3.0

Toe Boards
3.1 The height of any toe board must not be less than 200 millimeters.
3.2 Toe boards must be installed on all scaffolds above 1.8meters in height.
3.3 Toe boards are not required on the inside face of a scaffold that is closer than 250millimeters to a wall.

4.0

Dimensions
4.1 The spacing of transoms must not exceed 1.3 meters apart.
4.2 The maximum distance between the base plate and the first set of ledgers/ transoms must not exceed
500 millimeters, or be as close to the ground as reasonably possible.
4.3 The maximum width of a bay must not exceed 2.4 meters.

5.0

Guard Rails
5.1 The height of top rail must be 1000 millimeters from the work platform.
5.2 The height of the mid rail must be 500 millimeters from the work platform.
5.3 The maximum distance between the handrail uprights must not exceed 2.4meters.

6.0

Ladders
6.1 Ladder should be extended minimum 1meter above the working platform.
6.2 The bottom step of hook-on ladders, attachable ladders must be no more than 2feet above or below the
scaffold supporting level.
6.3 Ladders on supported scaffolds must have rest platforms at 35 feet intervals; staircase must have the
rest platforms every 12 feet.

7.0

Free Standing and Moveable Scaffolds


7.1 The height of the scaffold must not exceed 3 times the narrowest base dimension. I.E If the narrowest
dimension is 2 meters then the height shall not exceed 6 meters to the work platform.
7.2 Use screw jack or equivalent means to level the scaffold.
7.3 Caster stems must be secured in scaffold legs.
7.4 All brace connection must be secured.
7.5 Platform cannot extend outward beyond the scaffold base supports without outrigger frames.

TEST
SCAFFOLD COMPETENT PERSON
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Load rating for medium duty scaffold is -

Sole board need to be provided

25lb/sqin

_____

Below the base plate

_____

50lb/sqin

_____

Above the base plate

_____

75lb/sqin

_____

Below the working platform _____

None of above

_____

Above the working platform _____

Bricks and masonry blocks can be used to support the

Transoms that support the work platform must always be

base plate.

placed on top of the ledgers.

True ______

False ______

The maximum length of Bay must not exceed

True ______

False _______

Where practicable the height of scaffold lift must not


exceed

1.6 meters

_____

2.0 meters

_____

2.4 meters

_____

2.5 meters

_____

2.8 meters

_____

3.0 meters

_____

3.0 meters

_____

3.5 meters

_____

The height of any toe board must not be less than

The height of the top rail must be minimum

150 mm

______

38 inch

______

200 mm

______

46 inch

______

250 mm

______

50 inch

______

300 mm

______

52 inch

______

Safety harness is not required on yellow tagged scaffold

Scaffold Request Form will be initiated by the scaffold


superintendent prior building any scaffold

True ________

False _______

True ________

False _________

Which tag colors will be used to identify the status of the

The maximum distance between handrail uprights must

scaffold.

not exceed

Red

________

2.0 meter

________

Blue

________

2.4 meter

________

Yellow ________

2.8 meter

________

Green

3.5 meter

________

________

The spacing of Transoms must not exceed

Vertical distance between two ties must not exceed

1.3 meter

_________

3 meter

________

1.6 meter

_________

4 meter

________

1.9 meter

_________

5 meter

________

2.5 meter

_________

6 meter

________

Caster / wheel of the mobile scaffold should be without

Plan Bracing must be provided on the mobile scaffold

lock
True ________

False _________

True

________

False

________

Platform can not extend outward beyond the scaffold base

When platform planks abutted to create a long platform,

supports without outrigger frames for mobile scaffold

each abutted end must rest on a separate support.

True ________

True

False _________

________

False

________

TEST
SCAFFOLD COMPETENT PERSON

The gap between the scaffold planks should not exceed

The plank of platforms must have overlap beyond


supports

1 inch

__________

2 inch

__________

2 inch to 4 inch

_________

3 inch

__________

6 inch to 12 inch

_________

4 inch

__________

14 inch to 18 inch

_________

None of above
Minimum clearance to be kept between scaffold and

_________

Which kind of scaffold always requires a plan brace?

uninsulated power line is


Suspended scaffold

________

10 feet

________

Cantilever scaffold

________

12 feet

________

Independent scaffold

________

15 feet

________

Mobile scaffold

20 feet

________

Green tagged scaffold to be inspected

________

The height and base width ratio of a mobile scaffold will


be maximum

Daily
Weekly

_______
_______

2 X The narrowest base dimension

______

Fortnightly ________

3 X The narrowest base dimension

______

Monthly

4 X The narrowest base dimension

______

6 X The narrowest base dimension

______

________

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