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Scaffold & Access Industry Association issues Hanging Scaffold Guidelines

Contact: Laurie Weber, Executive Director
Scaffold & Access Industry Association 816.595.4860

SAIA Develops Hanging Scaffold Guidelines

Kansas City, Mo. - The Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) and the SAIA Industrial Council are pleased to announce the development of Hanging Scaffold Guidelines.

The Hanging Scaffold Guidelines are intended to provide loading/design, anchorage/suspension erection /dismantling guidelines of a temporary work platform without support from below, secured to an overheard structure using fixed length rigid suspension members. This tool should be used by all persons who erect, use, relocate or dismantle hanging scaffold systems. 

As scaffold tools and applications change, the information and instructions to support those changes must also change. In keeping with the mission of the Scaffold & Access Industry Association Industrial Council’s “to be a resource and advocate for positive and safe change,” a need was recognized as more hanging types platforms were being built in industrial applications. Little information exists as to the proper assembly of these platforms so the Council set out to develop certain guidelines for these unique applications. With the input and assistance from a number of SAIA members, we are pleased to offer guidelines for hanging scaffolds, said SAIA Industrial Council Chair, Darrell Domokos.

This document is available for download from the SAIA website 

You may contact SAIA headquarters at 816.595.4860 or by e-mail at for more information.


About the SAIA
The Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) is a non-profit trade 501(c)(6) association committed to raising the standards of professionalism within the scaffold and access industry. The SAIA represents all facets of the scaffold & access industry through various councils that include, aerial work platform, construction hoist, fall protection equipment, international, industrial, mast climbing, plank and platform, supported scaffold and suspended scaffold. Through its various programs, the SAIA promotes safety, training and a highly professional, responsible image of the scaffold and access professional. The SAIA delivers hundreds of safety training programs a year at various locations throughout the world. These programs cover all aspects of scaffold and access safety and equipment use. The SAIA is also the secretariat for the American National Standard Institute, ASC A92 standards. For more information, call 816 595.4860 or visit us at



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