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8/29/2014 - SAIA and SSFI Develop COSP for Adjustable Suspended Scaffold

Contact: Laurie Weber, Executive Director
Scaffold & Access Industry Association 816.595.4860

SAIA and SSFI Develop COSP for Adjustable Suspended Scaffold

Kansas City, Mo. - The Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) and the Shoring, Scaffold and Forming Institute (SSFI) are pleased to announce the development of Code of Safe Practices (COSP) for Adjustable Suspended Scaffold. 

The COSP for Adjustable Suspended Scaffold is intended to provide an additional resource when using Adjustable Suspended Scaffold equipment. This tool should be used byall persons who erect, use, relocate or dismantle adjustable suspended scaffold systems are fully aware of them every time an adjustable suspended scaffold is used. 

The new and improved Codes Of Safe Practices for Adjustable Suspended Scaffolds is one of the most comprehensive documents the Suspended Scaffold Council has produced. Many thanks to all of the people who helped make this happen. These codes are to be posted wherever a temporary stage  is being used. You are encouraged to download it for free and distribute them.” said SAIA Suspended Council Chair, Harold Gidish.

The COSP for Adjustable Suspended Scaffold will replace the previously used COSP for Suspended Power Scaffolds that is included in the SAIA safety downloads collection. This document is available for download at It is also available on the SAIA YouTube Channel at or you may contact SAIA headquarters at 816.595.4860 or by e-mail at for more information.

About the SAIA
The Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) is a non-profit trade 501(c)(6) association committed to raising the standards of professionalism within the scaffold and access industry. The SAIA represents all facets of the scaffold & access industry through various councils that include, aerial work platform, construction hoist, fall protection equipment, international, industrial, mast climbing, plank and platform, supported scaffold and suspended scaffold. Through its various programs, the SAIA promotes safety, training and a highly professional, responsible image of the scaffold and access professional. The SAIA delivers hundreds of safety training programs a year at various locations throughout the world. These programs cover all aspects of scaffold and access safety and equipment use. The SAIA is also the secretariat for the American National Standard Institute, ASC A92 standards. For more information, call 816 595.4860 or visit us at

About the SSFI

The Scaffolding, Shoring and Forming Institute (SSFI) is a trade association of leading manufacturers of scaffolding, suspended scaffolding, shoring, forming, planks, platforms and related components. The institute focuses on the technical aspects and safe use of scope products. For more information call 216.241.7333 of visit their website at

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