The TG20:13 Operational Guide has now been withdrawn from sale as we enter the transition period to TG20:21.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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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.
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.
BS2482:2009 defines both visual and machine strength grading standards for 38mm x 225mm boards supported at 1.2m spans and 63mm x 225mm boards supported at 2.5m spans; and machine strength grading standards only for 38mm x 225mm boards supported at 1.5m spans. This guidance is reviewed on the basis of removing A grade boards that should not exist. A visually graded board is still a BS2482 product and should be marked as such on the end band.
TG20 provides the definitive guidance for scaffolding constructed with tube and fittings throughout the UK. TG20:21 builds on TG20:13, and makes the eGuide software, Design Guide and Operational Guide available via the new NASC ePortal, on a subscription basis. The eGuide produces pdf compliance sheets, which now include more information and an illustration. The guides are fully searchable online.
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