Guide to suspended (swing stage) scaffolds
Safe Work Australia
A suspended scaffold incorporates a suspended platform capable of being raised or lowered when in use. Other terms often used are ‘suspended cradle’ and ‘swing-stage’ scaffold. They are typically prefabricated modular units or permanently fabricated units although they can be assembled from scaffolding.
A suspended scaffold must be designed by a competent person and must be erected by a person holding an advanced scaffolding or advanced rigging high risk work licence. Operators do not require a licence but must be competent.
Designer or manufacturer instructions should be followed when installing, erecting and operating a suspended scaffold.
Method Of Fixing Needles
Erecting The Scaffold
Fall Arrest Systems
Protecting The Public
Training And Competence
Operating The Scaffold
Operating A Boatswain's Chair
Appendix A: Suspended (Swing-Stage) Scaffold Checklists