This guidance gives details of the Fire Retardant treatments available for timber scaffold boards and battens.
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This guidance on the use of scaffolding equipment that has been exposed to excessive heat, such as during a building fire and whether it can be safely re-used. Cost of fire damage evaluation does not warrant recovery of metal components.
This guide considers ancillary scaffold components that are widely used within the UK, but are not currently covered by British or European standards or NASC Technical Guidance. Currently such components are widely available from numerous manufacturers from all parts of the world with wide variations in quality and load bearing capacity. It aims to set minimum acceptable ‘standards’ by providing consistent data for engineers, buyers and component manufacturers to source reliable and fit for purpose equipment for use within the UK industry. 4 pages
This guidance gives details of the stress corrosion cracking (SCC) that can occur in certain materials when subjected to tensile stress and specific corrosive environments. Although rare in our industry, it can lead to unexpected sudden failure of certain metals. Whilst chemical environments and alloys are highly specific, this guidance explains the process by which SCC can occur and advises that specialist advice may be needed where SCC is possible or has occurred in the past.
Updated 2015 version is a change of date only. Scaffold board nail plates are specially stamped toothed strips of galvanised steel that can be used to help prevent scaffold boards developing splits, or in repairing scaffold boards that have split. This guidance gives details on the manufacture and installation of Nail Plates.
A temporary roof or building is a sheeted structure designed to protect the area inside from the effects of weather, dust, etc. This guide is intended to give design and construction information to the suppliers and erectors of temporary roofs and buildings and intended for use by contractors during the building process.
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