Explain Truss-Out Scaffolding

Truss-out scaffolding is a set of temporary scaffolds erected to allow work on a building to be done at height, either indoors or outdoors. Construction, maintenance and repair can all be done using truss-out scaffolding.

Proper Tools

Using appropriate tools to construct truss-out scaffolding can prevent falls. For example, using a rotary hammer with an angular chuck instead of a typical rotary hammer allow workers to drill holes for the scaffold without having to lean outward.


Falls have resulted in fatal accidents from improperly constructed truss-out scaffolding. Workers sometimes do not adequately brace the scaffold and overload it, according to SafetyDirectory.com.

Safety Brackets

The I bracket is itself difficult to install at the lowest end of the scaffold, so workers sometimes do not put it in. The T bracket, positioned higher up on the scaffold, has been developed as a simpler and safer bracket to install.

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