Glossary of Terms


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TACKLE

An arrangement of ropes and pulleys used together to make a hoisting system.

TAG

Refers to scaffold tag - Scaffold tags are commonly Red, Yellow of Green and are required at all points of access to the scaffold.

TAG LINE

A second rope attached to a load being hoisted or lowered to keep it from swinging out of control and striking workers, scaffold members, or other objects.

TAIL LINE

The non-supporting end of a suspension wire rope.

TELESCOPING

The motion between two or more boom sections in a longitudinal direction to extend or retract the platform.

TESTED DESIGN

A member or assembly whose design has been demonstrated by actual testing to support a stated load.

TETHER

A physical connection, such as a rope, from a body belt or body harness to an anchorage.

THIMBLE

A metal insert for the inside of a wire rope eye, used when forming an attachment loop, to eliminate wear on the rope.

 

THRUSTOUT

A structural member extending out from a building or structure to support a hanging scaffold.

TIE

A device used between a scaffold component and the building or structure to enhance lateral stability.


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