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PANEL - See Frame

FRAME - A basic scaffold component consisting of at least two support posts, a load bearing

horizontal member and sufficient brace members to form a single unit.

PARALLEL CLAMP

CLAMP - PARALLEL - A clamp used to join two tubes in parallel.

PARAPET

That part of a wall that extends above the roof level which may or may not be

structural.

PARAPET CLAMP

An adjustable rigging device that clamps over structural parapets of

varying widths from which a load is suspended.

PERMANENT SUSPENDED SCAFFOLD

Powered suspended equipment for building maintenance of a

specific structure.

PERSONAL FALL ARREST SYSTEM

An assembly of components, subsystems and

anchorage used to arrest a person in a fall from a working height.

PIGTAIL

A formed pin which is held in place by its unique shape. Sometimes used in place of

a toggle pin or hinge pin.

PLAN BRACE

BRACE -  HORIZONTAL DIAGONAL - A horizontal member which extends from an inner

post/leg to an outer post/leg.

PLANK

A solid sawn wood board or fabricated wood component used as a platform unit.

PLATFORM

An elevated work surface composed of one or more platform units.


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