OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 23 Scaffolds and Temporary Work Platforms

Section 340 Single-pole scaffolds

This section only applies to wooden single-pole scaffolds (see Figure 23.15). This type of scaffold has platforms resting on putlogs or cross beams, the outside ends of which are supported on ledgers secured to a single row of posts or uprights, the inner ends of which are supported on or in a wall. Readers should compare this to the double-pole scaffold shown in Figure 23.8.

Figure 23.15 Example of a typical wooden single-pole scaffold intended for light duty service