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Cold-Formed Steel Building Component Safety Information

Guide to Good Practice for Handling, Installing, Restraining & Bracing of Cold-Formed Steel Trusses


The Cold-Formed Steel Building Component Safety Information book, CFSBCSI, includes the most current information regarding the handling, installation, restraint and bracing of cold-formed steel trusses. Modeled after BCSI for metal plate connected wood trusses, CFSBCSI includes information on:

  • Important safety items to be considered when handling and installing trusses
  • Required information to be included by the building designer in the construction documents for projects involving trusses
  • Unloading and lifting individual and bundles of trusses
  • Crane use and proper truss handling
  • Setting trusses and installation restraint and bracing for trusses spaced up to 4 ft on-center
  • Hip set assembly installation recommendations
  • Long span truss installation
  • Field assembly and other special conditions
  • Permanent restraint and bracing concepts and guidelines for trusses spaced up to 4 ft on-center
  • Construction loads
  • Truss damage, jobsite modifications and installation errors
  • Fall protection general guidelines

CFSBCSI is available in an easy to read 8-1/2 x 11, spiral bound book and includes many photographs and graphics that help clarify and support the concepts discussed in the text. In addition, each of the six (6) chapters of CFSBCSI are also available as individual Summary Sheets, which condense the information provided in each chapter into a few pages that emphasize the main concepts using a more graphical presentation.

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CFSBCSI-B Series Summary Sheets  
CFSB1 Guide for Handling, Installing, Restraining & Bracing Trusses
This jobsite handling and safety guide features proper techniques for unloading, storing, lifting, installing and bracing trusses.

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CFSB2 Truss Installation and Temporary Restraint/Bracing
Step-by-step instructions for safe temporary bracing and truss installation.

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CFSB3 Permanent Restraint/Bracing of Chords & Web Members
This document explains how some web members must be braced or reinforced in the field.

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CFSB4 Construction Loading
The B4 document explains how trusses must not support loads from equipment or construction materials until the assembly is properly braced or sheathed.

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CFSB5 Truss Damage, Jobsite Modifications & Installation Errors
This instructs users how to report damages or alterations to the Truss Manufacturer in order to secure an approved Repair Truss Design Drawing.

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CFSB11 Fall Protection & Trusses
Trusses are NOT designed to be fall protection anchors. This document presents several tips to allow framing crews to safely and efficiently install trusses whiles meeting OSHA's fall protection guidelines.

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