Government and regulatory
Scaffolding standard up for public review
Aug. 7, 2015 - The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) has released a draft of its CSA S269.2 (Scaffolding) standard for public review and comment. Interested individuals can read the draft and comment by creating a free account on csagroup.org.
By Patrick Flannery
According to the standard’s scope statement, the standard addresses “rules and requirements for the design, fabrication and testing of scaffolding equipment, materials, and components where scaffolds are erected to provide working platforms for workers and materials during the construction, alteration, repair, or demolition of buildings and other structures.” Section on drawings, loads and forces, materials, structural design and test procedures are included.
CSA standards are frequently referenced in Canadian and provincial building codes and safety regulations. Public review gives rental operators a chance to influence the development of these standards that may significantly affect the kinds of products you carry and how your customers are allowed to use them.
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