Glossary of Terms


Glossary vocabulary

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ARRESTING FORCE

The force, generated by arresting the test weight, that is transmitted through the fall arrest system components to the anchorage.

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ARTICULATING BOOM

A device used to support a personnel platform with two or more hinged boom sections.

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AUTHORIZED PERSON

A person approved or assigned by the employer to perform a specific type of duty or duties or to be at a specific location at the jobsite

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B

BABBITTED FASTENINGS

A method of providing wire rope attachments in which the ends of the wire strands are bent back and held in a tapered socket by means of poured molten babbitt metal.

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BACK FORMS

Forms required on the top or outer surface of a sloping slab, thin shell, etc.

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BAND IRON

A thin metal strap.

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BASE

The relevant points at which a structure makes contact with its support.

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BASE DIMENSION

The cross sectional measurements of a scaffold assembly at its base supports.

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BASE EXTENSION

Attachments which widen the base.

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BASE LIFT

The first lift or level of a scaffold that is closet to the base.

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