Glossary of Terms


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G.F.I. (GROUND FAULT INTERRUPTER)

A device which automatically disconnects

electrical current in the event of a short in the circuit.

GANG FORM

A grouping of panels in concrete forming.

GIN WHEEL - See Well Wheel

A metal pulley assembly used with a rope for hoisting materials.

GIRDER

Main structural support member, larger than a beam.

GOOSER

A bracing member with a fastening device at each end.

GRAVITY PIN

A fastening device with a locking action caused by gravity.

GROUND RIGGING

A method of assembling a suspended scaffold platform while it is

positioned at the ground level or on another safe horizontal surface.

GUARDRAIL

Top member of a guardrail system.

GUARDRAIL POST

The vertical support used in a guardrail system

GUARDRAIL SYSTEM

Members erected in a vertical plane to restrict users from falling

from a work platform. May consist of posts, top rails and mid rails.


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