Tubular metal frame scaffolding systems are probably one of the most commonly used scaffold system in the construction industry. The scaffold consists of welded steel or aluminum frames connected by cross braces to orm a framework to support scaffold planks or other scaffold platform systems.
Frames are manufactured in a wide variety of sizes and configurations, the most common being a standard 5 foot by 5 foot frame and walk-through arch or arch frame
The arch frame scaffold is very common in the masonry construction sector as it allows convenient movement between the frames for distribution of materials. Outrigger brackets or side brackets can be installed on the side of the scaffold at varying levels to provide a convenient personnel platform for work at the building face.
The Scaffold Industry Association of Canada (SIAC), is a member driven, non-profit organization that is dedicated to ensuring that the most professional practices are provided by all members within the Scaffold and Access industry throughout Canada. The SIAC provides a forum for industry professionals and associates to promote all aspects of business that benefit our members and clients, including safety, training, engineering and involvement in the regulatory process with a portal for marketing and networking in the Scaffold and Access industry.
Employers As of April 1, 2015, employers must ensure that certain workers complete a working at heights training program that has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) and delivered by a CPO approved training provider before they can work at heights.
The training requirement is for workers on construction projects who use any of the following methods of fall protection: travel restraint systems, fall restricting systems, fall arrest systems, safety nets and work belts or safety belts.
There has been a two-year transition period for workers who, prior to April 1, 2015, met the fall protection training requirements set out in subsection 26.2(1) of the Construction Projects Regulation. These workers will have until April 1, 2017 to complete an approved working at heights training program.
This training requirement is in the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation, and is in addition to training requirements under the Construction Regulation.