Codes of Safe Practices



SET WALLS: Loading, Transporting, & Storing

1.    Inspect each set wall for slivers, jagged edges, rough or slippery surfaces, and protruding nails prior to loading.

2.    Properly load all set walls prior to transport, including the following:

  1. Secure the first (key) set wall to the gate or side of the A-frame/truck/trailer/lowboy.
  2. Secure the next set wall to the key set wall via grip chain or cleats and floor nailing.
  3. Secure each additional set wall in the same manner.
  4. During loading or upon completion, nail a top cleat or “high tie”to the set walls.  Do not allow set walls to remain “free-standing”.


    SET WALLS: Unloading

1.    See to it that adequate manpower and proper tools are available prior to unloading.  Get help if you need it.

2.    Remove “high tie” which is securing the outer set wall to the inner set walls.

3.    Remove the side cleat or grip chain and floor nails securing the outer set wall while leaving the remaining set walls secure.

4.    Carefully unload the outer set wall.  All workers should position themselves from the sides and not in the middle.

5.    If a forklift is not available or the weight of the set wall requires wall jacks, they should be attached to both ends of the set wall as soon as it is lowered from the A-frame/truck/trailer/lowboy.

6.    Once pushed into position, the wall jacks should be removed one at a time.

7.    When using a dolly to roll the set wall into place, position it carefully under the wall.

8.    REMEMBER: You may not move set walls when you lack manpower. Tell your supervisor when you need help.