In an ideal world all working platforms should contain no gaps or holes. This updated guidance is a simplification of the previous 2003 issue regarding working platforms, which have additional requirements over those that are normally provided on an access scaffold. Quality and the thickness of ply used are integral.
The effects of heat on scaffolding equipment can have a significant and permanent effect on its strength and performance. This guidance explains the potential issues and the action to be taken if equipment has been subjected to a fire or similar conditions.
This guidance gives details of the Fire Retardant treatments available for timber scaffold boards and battens.
Many free standing temporary scaffolding structures, such as access towers, major signboards and protection enclosures, need to be anchored to the ground, primarily to resist wind forces. This guidance gives some details of the various applications available.
The TG20:13 Operational Guide has now been withdrawn from sale as we enter the transition period to TG20:21. The TG20:21 Operational Guide is available electronically via the NASC ePortal TG20:21 subscription. Printed copies will be available later in 2021, to holders of NASC ePortal TG20:21 subscriptions.
The TG20 Operational Guide contains detailed practical guidance for most common types of scaffolding, supported by structural research and calculation. Guidance is provided for a range of standard structures which includes independent scaffolding, interior birdcages, chimney stack scaffolds, loading bays, ladder-access towers, free-standing towers, lift shaft towers, putlog scaffolding, exterior birdcages, tube and fitting mobile towers, tube and fitting loading bays without beams, and tied independent scaffolds with three inside boards.
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