Glossary of Terms


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CATENARY SCAFFOLD

A platform supported by two essentially horizontal and parallel wire ropes, which are secured to structural members.

CATHEAD

A series of crossed beams designed to transfer a load.

CERTIFIED

Accepted by design, evaluation, or inspection by a registered professional engineer.

CHASSIS

A vehicle which provides mobility and support for the elevating assembly.

CHICKEN LADDER

See Crawling Board: A supported scaffold plank with cleats spaced and secured at equal intervals, for use on sloped surfaces such as roofs.

CHORD

The principal top or bottom longitudinal members(s) of a truss.

CLADDING

Wind or weather enclosure material used as means of containment.

Syn Hoarding, Enclosing, Tarping

CLAMP

A device used to fasten component parts together.

CLAMP

A device used to fasten component parts of a tubular metal scaffold together. (The material used for the couplers are of a structural type, such as a drop-forged steel, malleable iron, or structural grade aluminum).

Syn Coupler

CLAMP - CHECK

A clamp fixed directly under or above the primary clamp to increase load capacity.

Syn Clamp - Safety


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