Susan Scheuer/ Chair
McCausey Specialty Products
Dean Cook/ Co-Chair
Indian Mill Corp.
What is a plank and platform? ANSI A10.8 describes plank as:
Plank: A wood board or fabricated component that serves as a platform unit
Plank (metal): A metal platform unit sized to support one or more workers or uniformly distributed loads. Metal planks would be of similar dimensions as wood planks.
Plank (wood, laminated): A platform unit of glue-laminated wood whose method of manufacture and assigned design values contemplate flat use in a scaffolding application. The two types of laminated wood used in scaffold applications are Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) and Laminated Edge Glued Lumber (LEG).
Planks (wood, sawn): A board of sawn lumber whose grading rules and assigned design values contemplate flat use in a scaffolding application. The planks shall be sized to support one or more workers and materials
The Scaffold & Access Industry Association Platform Council ‘s primary mission is to promote, represent and enhance the platform section of our industry for the benefit of its members, the public and the industry with a special interest on safety.
The following pocket handbook guides are available for purchase from the SAIA store (available in both English & Spanish):