Suspended Work Platforms (aka Swing Stages)
As of January 1st, 2017 the Ontario Construction Regulations, as per section 139.1(3), now require suspended work platforms to be nondestructively tested (NDT). This test is to be completed on representative samples of each type of structural component, and is to be done at least annually.
Structural components of suspended work platforms have been categorized into the following groups:
- Group 1 – Trusses, corner or angled sections, and platform modules.
- Group 2 – Stirrups, module connectors, and end frames.
Every critical weld on each structural component as selected as part of the representative sample must be subjected to NDT.
- The person performing the inspection be an engineer OR designated in writing as competent for the task by a professional engineer.
- Critical welds be inspected using methods of nondestructive testing.
How We Can Help
- In-house professional engineers.
- A team of CGSB certified nondestructive testing personnel competent in inspecting work platforms.
- Engineering related to platform installations such as engineered supports or tie in’s to the building per manufacturer requirements.
- Engineered weld repair procedures to help repair deficiencies in your equipment to make it fit for use.