WallWalker® Exceeds OSHA Standards
Top plate bracket scaffold means a scaffold supported by brackets that hook over or are attached to the top of a wall. This type of scaffold is similar to carpenters’ bracket scaffolds and form scaffolds and is used in residential construction for setting trusses. (The WallWalker® is a top plate bracket scaffold)
29 CFR 1926.451(1) – Capacity
Except as provided in paragraphs (a)(2),(a)(3),(a)(4),(a)(5) and (g) of this section, each scaffold and scaffold component shall be capable of supporting, without failure, its own weight and at least 4 times the maximum intended load applied or transmitted to it. (The WallWalker® is almost 5 times)
29 CFR 1926.451 (b)(2)(a) Each ladder jack scaffold, top-plate bracket scaffold, roof bracket scaffold, and pump jack scaffold shall be at least 12 inches (30 cm) wide. (The WallWalker® horizontal arm can accommodate up to a 32” wide scaffold plank)
29 CFR 1926.451(b)(3) Except as provided in paragraphs (b)(3)(i) and (ii) of this section, the front edge of all platforms shall not be more than 14 inches (36 cm) from the face of the work, unless guardrail systems are erected along the front edge and/or personal fall arrest systems are used in accordance with paragraph (g) of this section to protect employees from falling. (You can have up to a 14″ gap between the wall and your plank)
Scaffolds and scaffold components shall be inspected for visible defects by a competent person before each work shift. and after any occurrence which could affect a scaffold’s integrity.
29 CFR 1926.451(f)(4)
Any part of a scaffold damaged or weakened such that its strength is less than that required by paragraph (a) of this section shall be immediately repaired or replaced, braced to meet those provisions, or removed from service until repaired.
29 CFR 1926.451(f)(5)(ii)
The platform units shall be secured to the scaffold to prevent their movement;(Use the WallWalker® plank bracket to secure the plank)
29 CFR 1926.451(g)(1) – Fall Protection
Each employee on a scaffold more thaan 10 feet (3.1m) above a lower level shall be protected from falling to that lower level. (Guardrail typically is not needed if used on a single story home)
29 CFR 1926.451(g)(4)(i)
Guardrail systems shall be installed along all open sides and ends of platforms. Guardrail systems shall be installed before the scaffold is released for use by employees other than erection/dismantling crews. (Use the WallWalker® end gate accessory to enclose the platform)
OSHA’s 2015 TOP TEN Most Frequently Cited Violations
We can help you prevent 2 of the top 10 OSHA citations in the workplace!
1. Fall Protection (1926.501) – 6,721 violations
2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200) – 5,192
3. Scaffolding (1926.451) – 4,295
4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134) – 3,305
5. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147) – 3,002
6. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178) – 2,760
7. Ladders (1926.1053) – 2,489
8. Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305) – 2,404
9. Machine Guarding (1910.212) – 2,295, and
10. Electrical – General Requirements (1910.303) – 1,973.
The WallWalker® can prevent the leading cause of death in construction: FALLS!
“72% of workers injured in scaffold accidents attributed the accident either to the planking or support giving way, or to the employee slipping or being struck by a falling object. All of these can be controlled by compliance with OSHA standards” (Source: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/scaffolding/index/.html)