Glossary of Terms


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Abnormal Facade

Facade which does not permit the fixing of through ties or non-movable ties.

Access Ladder (Climbing Ladder)

A separate, attachable means to or from a scaffold work platform, having at lest 14 inches (35.5 cm) wide regularly spaced rungs approximately 12 inches (30.5 cm) apart.

Accessories

Those components which when added to scaffolding or shoring enhance their utility or usefulness.

Accessway

A system which provides access of personnel to and from scaffold platforms.

ADJUSTABLE 'U' HEAD

A U-Head fitted with a screwjack in order to adjust height

ADJUSTABLE BEAM

A beam whose length can be varied within predetermined limits.

ADJUSTABLE LEG

See Extension Device.

ADJUSTABLE SCAFFOLD

See Scaffold, Adjustable

ADJUSTABLE SCREW

Screwjack. A load carrying device that allows adjustments in the height of a scaffold or shoring system.

AERIAL DEVICE

A device which can extend and/or articulate, and is designed to position

personnel and their tools and materials.


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