Glossary of Terms


Glossary vocabulary

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H-BEAM

Steel beam with wider flanges than an I-beam.

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HAIRPIN

A reusable formed wire loop used to keep a rivet or pin in place.

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HALF HITCH

A knot used for hitching a rope to a pole.

Entry link: HALF HITCH

HALLWAY SCAFFOLD

A narrow fabricated mobile scaffold, capable of incremental

adjustments.

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HANDRAIL

A member which runs parallel to a stair slope.

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HANGER - See Beam Hanger

A device used to support a scaffold below a beam.

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HANGING SCAFFOLD

These scaffolds are suspended by or built up from suitable structural steel.

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HAZARDOUS LOCATION

Any location that contains, or has the potential to contain, an

explosive or flammable atmosphere as defined by safety regulations.

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HEAD ROOM

The clear distance between a platform and any obstruction above.

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HEAVY DUTY SCAFFOLD

A term applying to a scaffold designed and constructed to carry a

working load of 75 pounds per square foot such as is intended for stone masonry

work, with storage of materials on the platform.

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