Safety Code for Scaffolds and Ladders

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IS : 3696 ( Part I ) ( Reaffirmed 1996 )

1987

Indian Standard
SAFETY CODE FOR SCAFFOLDS AND LADDERS
PART I SCAFFOLDS

(First Revision)
Second Reprint OCTOBER 1996

UDC 69.057.6 : 614.8 : 006.76

0 Copyright

1988

BUREAU
MANAK

OF

INDIAN

STANDARDS
SHAH 110002 ZAFAR MARG

BHAVAN,

9 BAHADUR NEW DELHI

Gr7

March 1988

IS:36!36(Partl)-1987

Indian Standard
SAFETY CODE FOR SCAFFOLDS AND LADDERS
BART 1 SCAFFOLDS

I

( First Revision )
Safety in Construction
!hIRI

Sectional Committee, BDC 45
choifmun

D. N. -0PRA A-9133,Vasant Vihar. New
Members

Delhi

Representing

Central Public Works Department, New Delhi CHIEF ENGINEER(TRAINING) SUPERINTENDING ENGINJXR ( TKAINING ) ( Alternate ) Research, Design & Standards Organization DEPUTY DIRECTOR (B & S) CB ( Mmistry of Railways ). Lucknow ASSISTANT DESIGN ENGINEER( B & S ) CS ( Alternate ) Gammon India Ltd, Bombay. SHRI V. M. DHARAP Centrgel;oad Research Institute ( CSIR ), New DIRECTOR DIRECTOR, ENGINEERINGGEOLOOY Geological Survey of India, Calcutta DIV I, WESTERN REGION SHRI S. K. MATHIJR ( Alternate ) Directorate General of Mines Safety, Dhanbad DIRECTOR OF Mu&s SAFETY JOINT DIRECTOR OF MINES SAFETY ( Alternate ) Central Water Commission, New Delhi DIRECTOR ( NHPD I ) DEPUIY DIRECTOR ( NHPD I ) ( Alternate ) Institution of Surveyors, New Delhi SHRI H. K. GADI Ministry of Labour SHRI H. N. GUPTA !%IRI V. S. SMI KIJMAR ( Alternate ) Acrow India Ltd, Bombay SHRI G. S. IYER SHRI M. M. KARUE ( Afternate )

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IS:36%(Partl)-1987
( Conrinued from page 1 ) Members BRIMJAGDISHNARAIN Representing Engineer-in-Chief’s Branch, Army Headquarters, New Delhi

SHRI P. SHRIKANT Alternate ) ( In personal capacity ( A-102, Anand Vihar, New SHRI P. N. MEHROTRA Delhi ) Institution of Engineers ( India ), Calcutta SHRI J. P. MI?TAL SHRI S. K. MUKHERJEE Ministry of Home Affairs ( Fire Services ) SHRI M. S. RUDRAKSHI Hindustan Construction Co Ltd, Bombay SHRI S. T. RANADE( Alternate ) Forest Research Institute and Colleges, Dehra SHRI S. N. SANYAL Dun SHRI H. N. MISHRA( Alternate ) Ministry of Transport SHRI S. SEETEURAMAN SERI I. J. MAMTANI Alternate ) ( Builders’ Association of India, New Delhi DR Sohr DATE National Buildings Organization, New Delhi SERI K. S. SIUNIVASAN SARI SASHIKANT ( Alternate ) SUPERINTENDENT ( CONSTRUCTIONSteel Authority of India Ltd, Durgapur ) SHRI S. R. C. RAO ( Alternate ) National Buildings Construction Corporation, &RI SUSHILKLIMAR New Delhi Indian Institute of Architects, New Delhi SHRI TILAK RA;JTAKULIA Hindustan Prefab Limited, New Delhi BRIG VIKRAMWADHAVAN SARI H.' S. PASRICHA(Alternate ) Director General, BIS ( Ex-oficio Member ) SHRI G. RAMA!, Director ( Ctv Engg ) Secretary SHRI K. K. SHARMA Joint Director ( Civ Engg ), BIS

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IS : 3696 ( Part 1) - 1987

Indian Standard
SAFETY CODE FOR SCAFFOLDS AND LADDERS
PART 1
( SCAFFOLDS

First Revision )
FOR,EWORD

Q.
0.1 This

Indian Standard ( Part 1 > ( First Revision > was adopted by the Bureau of Indian Standards on 18 May 1987, after the draft finalized by the Safety in Construction Sectional Committee had been approved by the Civil Engineering Division Council. 0.2 Construction industry is inherently hazardous. From the point of view of safety, the conditions normally encountered in the construction industry do not land themselves to the degree of control possible in other industries where more stable conditions are generally obtained. It may not be possible to completely eliminate the injuries and accidents in the construction industry because of the hazardous nature of operations involved. However, if safety precautions are...
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