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Welding Precautions on Suspended Scaffolds

Date: 12-07-2013 / Author: kparrish

Welding on suspended scaffolds occurs more often than is considered. Common scenarios where welding on swing stages takes place are at boilers, power plants, and shipyards; however, a manufacturer and rental company may not always be aware of how the equipment ends up being used.

In one case, equipment was supplied to a contractor who was working on a large project. The rental company asked if welding was to be performed from the stage. The end-user said no, but when the equipment was delivered to the site the customer changed his mind.

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