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The scaffolding structure is temporary building employed on construction places to support the workers and materials as they clean, repair or build bridges and structures. The walkboards they use are composed of metal or wooden planks.

The wooden scaffold planks are constructed out of a variety of wood. However, construction grade lumber should not be employed. Even the most robust planks made of construction grade can cause grave harm to property and individuals. These boards are graded by their ability to support the load of construction, not their capacity to take on loads from machinery and people.

Since scaffolding is a fundamental part of the industry and is a necessity for walkboards to be secure. Anyone who works on scaffolding should check the planks on a regular basis to spot damage before it becomes serious.

Some builders utilize aluminum walkboards, rather than an ordinary wood alternative. If the aluminum used isn’t of the highest quality, it could result in disastrous consequences. A damaged aluminum can create a risk of falling, or cause workers to get injured due to its high temperatures on its surface. The use of wooden planks can make jobsites safer and also more economical.

OSHA Compliance

OSHA has issued strict guidelines for walking boards that are scaffolded. As of 2013, the scaffolding rule was ranked number three on OSHA’s list most frequently mentioned violations; OSHA has said that as high as 4500 injuries each year could be avoided by stricter compliance with the rules for scaffolding.

The regulations and rules OSHA has published go far beyond ensuring that the scaffolding is solid or well-constructed. OSHA has provided some guidelines on scaffolding

It is recommended to use lumber of the grade of Scaffold.
The condition of the wood should be checked as well as evaluated and upgraded as necessary
Scaffold planking can’t be able to deflect more than 1/60th of its length between supports

Although it’s a great beginning towards creating a safe work environment, it’s not enough to safeguard the people who are sitting on the structure. It is therefore crucial to choose the right lvl scaffold plank based on their capacity to hold the human body and its tools.

Our suppliers put a lot of energy into exceeding the requirements of compliance and other regulations. Our products have been tested to ensure that they are secure enough for contractors to work effectively and efficiently complete their work. With our focus on detail and commitment for safety, take pride in ourselves in offering the most durable and stable planks of wood for scaffolding in the market.

Superior Strength

Our suppliersplanks are made of top-quality Douglas Fir wood. Construction professionals from North America often turn to this type of wood because it’s the strongest of North American softwoods and boasts the highest strength-to-weight ratio among comparable varieties of lumber. It maintains its shape and size as it grows and changes to changes in humidity, meaning that workers do not have to worry about expanding.

Conforms to OSHA/ANSI Standards
Independent Third Party Inspection of APA/EWS
ICBO 1997 Unified Building Code-Structural
Individually Tested for Proof
Custom Embossing
End Seal Color of Your Choice
Custom lengths and sizes are available.
Available in 2.1E and 2.3E
Individually Proof Loaded and Tested
(Each Plank will be tested for every millimeter in this process.)
Produced in the U.S.A

Recommendations for Storage and Handling

Planks of similar lengths can be stored together in tidy bundles.
Stickers can be placed between the layers of planks that are wet.
The bundles should be stored clear of ground in an area that has an adequate drainage. Stickers are placed on the ground or between bundles that are aligned vertically and spaced not greater than eight feet from each other.
Keep the stored bundles safe from snow, rain and ground water. Let air circulate beneath the tarps.
Don’t push bundles using forklifts, or any similar heavy machinery.
Do not throw or drop planks.
Do not bounce or jump on planks.
Don’t over load planks. Check out the design Loads and the allowable spans.
Don’t use planks to formwork, mudsills or ramps for wheelbarrows or any other purpose that scaffold planks.
Don’t cut or drill planks.
Make sure to inspect planks prior each time you use them.
Don’t use planks that are damaged (cut or broken, drilled, notched and gouged cracks, rotted burned).

Applicable Design Standards

AS/NZS 4357: 1995 – Structural laminated lumber.
ANSI A10.8 2001 Safety Requirements for scaffolding.
OSHA, Occupational Safety & Health Administration * U.S. Dept. Of Labour, Regulations (Standards 29 CFR) Scaffold
Specifications 1926 Subpart L, Appendix A.
BS 573: 1993 code of conduct for working and access scaffolds as well as special scaffold structures made of steel.
BS 2482: Specification of timber scaffolding boards.
Products manufactured can conform to FSC standards.

Test of Strength and Stiffness

LVL is sampled regularly from the manufacturing process and examined to determine Modulus of Elasticity as well as Modulus of Rupture according to conformity with AS/NZS 4357. Furthermore,
Every scaffold plank is loaded with the Quality Control program and its stiffness is tested to confirm the claims of stiffness and strength.

To be used in conformity with OSHA
Maximum spans for standard live loads in accordance to OSHA, Standard 29 CFR 1926.451 and Subpart L Appendix A.