Update from Committee Week - April 2020
The Suspended Council session began with updates on suspended scaffold resources. The Suspended Scaffold Pre-Operation Inspection Checklist, which took three years to develop, is posted on the SAIA website under the Resources. Please spread the word, as people in the industry call and ask for this often. The Hoist Tag review has been completed and will be sent to Regulatory and Review Committee. Samples of the peel-and-stick tags will be available at the 2020 Annual Convention. The council then reviewed the Code of Safe Practices for Adjustable Suspended Scaffolds. Photos are being added to the document, and the submission of quality photos are needed. The council also discussed possible presentations for the convention and invited Mark Wigginton, P.E., Sky Climber, LLC, to offer his presentation on wire rope termination again and Tom DeJong, Bee Access Products, to present on the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood project by Scaff-Tech, Inc. and Bee Access.
To educate users and suppliers in the safe and proper use of powered suspended scaffolds. Collecting materials from manufacturers, suppliers, consultants and users, the council work towards reducing accidents through education.
Rewrite and update the codes of safe practices for suspended scaffolds.
Update the training DVD.
Create mini DVD programs.
Continue to create and present educational programs at the SAIA convention.
Promote the SAIA Basic Rigging Training program.
Identify the most common cause of suspended scaffold accidents.
Work with the Fall Protection Council to identify the best products and methods for suspended scaffold users.
WHAT IS SUSPENDED SCAFFOLD?
An elevated work platform, suspended by rope from an overhead support system, that permits it to be raised or lowered to a desired working position.
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