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1. Introduction: Guidelines for Multi-Point Suspended Scaffolds (MPSS)

  • ISBN: 0-7794-9927-1
  • Issued: April 2006
  • Content last reviewed: June 2009

These guidelines are being updated to reflect amendments to O. Reg. 213/91 (Construction Projects) that came into force on January 1, 2017.


The Regulations for Construction Projects [Ontario Regulation 213/91] were amended by Ontario Regulation 85/04, which added specific requirements for the design, construction and use of multi-point suspended scaffolds (MPSS) in subsections 142.1 to 142.8, along with the definitions for "multi-point suspended scaffold", "safety factor", and "traverse" in subsection 1(1) These amendments came into effect October 1, 2004. Sections 137 to 142 of Ontario Regulation 213/91 are no longer applicable to MPSS.

This guideline is intended to provide assistance to professional engineers, constructors, employers, supervisors and workers with an overview of the design, construction and use of multi-point suspended scaffolds.

The information contained in this guideline is not intended to be all-inclusive nor should it be interpreted as replacing or modifying the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Regulations for Construction Projects (the Regulation). These legal requirements should be referred to when using this guideline.

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