News / 14.10.2021
The TG20:13 eGuide software has been formally withdrawn as the software platform it was developed on, Adobe Air, is no longer supported or maintained by Adobe.
Technical support for TG20:13 has now been withdrawn.
Changes were introduced on Tuesday 12 October – six months after TG20:21 was launched. These include removing the online wind map functionality and ending licence activations, resets and transfers.
Please note that TG20:13 compliance sheets used to erect scaffolding prior to Tuesday 12 October are still valid and there is no need to produce an updated TG20:21 compliance sheet.
Scaffolding constructed on or after this date will require a valid TG20:21 compliance sheet.
Users can access TG20:21 via the new NASC ePortal. Licences are available in one-, three- and five-year subscriptions.
Terry Roberts, Software Development Manager at CADS, which develops TG20 on behalf of the NASC, said: “We have taken the opportunity to not only refresh the technology that the TG20 eGuide is developed on, but also to substantially improve its presentation and clarity, with interactive 3D graphics that clearly illustrate the TG20 compliance features of the scaffold.
“Now that the TG20:21 eGuide is available on the Cloud via the NASC ePortal, it is more accessible than ever, whether you are working on site, at the office or at home, and on a wider variety of devices that now includes Apple iPhones and iPads in addition to Windows, Mac and Android devices.”
TG20:21 retains the user-friendly look and feel of TG20:13, but includes a number of revisions to make the process of producing compliant scaffolding – in accordance with the European standard BS EN 12811 – even simpler, and incorporates a wider range of scaffolding types.
Additions include exterior birdcages, tube and fitting mobile towers, tube and fitting loading bays without beams, and tied independent scaffolds with three inside boards. TG20 compliance sheets are now double-sided, with an illustration and principal compliance criteria on the front, and detailed compliance criteria listed on the reverse.
Users can access TG20:21 – including the associated and updated Operational and Design Guides – via the NASC ePortal.
Robin James, NASC Managing Director, said: “The TG20 compliance criteria and good practice guidance have been significantly updated for TG20:21 and the NASC strongly recommends that all those involved in the procurement, supply and use of scaffolding follow the latest guidance.”
For more information about TG20:21 and the NASC ePortal click here and to purchase a subscription click here.
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