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FABRICATED

Constructed from detailed parts (including weldments).

FABRICATED PLANK

A metal platform unit sized to support one or more workers or

uniformly distributed loads. It is manufactured with metal or nonmetal structural members and

with solid, slat or open mesh decking. Fabricated planks are the same dimensions as wood

planks.

FABRICATED PLATFORMS (1 PERSON)

Fabricated platform unit of both extendable

and fixed length types used for supporting one worker and limited material. These platforms are

usually used with ladder type scaffolds.

FABRICATED PLATFORMS (2 PERSON)

Fabricated platform unit used to support two

workers and limited material. These platforms are usually used with trestles, extension trestles,

platforms, step-ladders or they can be used with stirrups as part of a suspended scaffold, provided they are a minimum of 20 inches wide.

FABRICATED PLATFORMS (3 PERSON)

Fabricated platform unit used to support three

workers and limited material. These platforms are usually used with stirrups as part of a

suspended scaffold or as a scaffold runner board.

FABRICATED SCAFFOLD DECK

A platform unit designed and constructed to carry at least one person.

Scaffold decks are equipped with end hooks that engage the scaffold bearer. They are generally

rated for evenly distributed loads.

FABRICATED SCAFFOLD PLANK

A metal platform unit sized to support one or more workers or

uniformly distributed loads. It is manufactured with metal or nonmetal structural members and

with solid, slat or open mesh decking. Fabricated planks are the same dimensions as wood

planks.

FABRICATED TUBULAR FRAME SCAFFOLD

A system of tubular metal frames (panels) field erected with bracing members.

FACADE

Face or frontage.

FACTOR OF SAFETY

The ratio of ultimate load to the allowable load.


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