attachment device; welded to a steel tank; or hooked
over a secured supporting member.
The brackets must be spaced no more than 8-feet
apart. No more than two persons should be on any
8-foot section at one time. Tools and materials used
on the scaffold should not exceed 75 pounds.
The platform is built of at least two 2- by 10-inch
nominal size planks.
The planks should extend
between 6 and 12 inches beyond each support.
When working on scaffolding or tending others
on scaffolding, you must observe all safety
precautions. Builder petty officers must not only
observe the safety precautions themselves, but they
must also issue them to their crew and ensure that the
crew observes them.
Figure 4-46.Carpenters portable bracket for scaffolding.
RECOMMENDED READING LIST
Although the following references were
current when this TRAMAN was published,
their continued currency cannot be assured.
You therefore need to ensure that you are
studying the latest revisions.
Navy Occupational Safety and Health (NAVOSH)
Program Manual for Forces Afloat, Volume I,
Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OP-45),
Washington, D.C., 1989.
Safety and Health Requirements Manual, E M
385-1-1, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
Washington, D.C. 1981.