This guide is intended to aid those who commission scaffold designs by summarising the responsibilities of each party involved at each stage of the process. It also details the requirements for preparing a design brief with information required by the Designer to enable a suitable and sufficient design to be produced, as well as outlining the design process, checking requirements and expected output information. This document is complimented by CG6: Scaffold Design. 6 pages.
This guidance identifies the specification and test requirements and minimum markings to be found on all EN74-1 scaffold fittings. The 2015 update sees no change other than dates. EN74-1 is unlikely to change in the next four years.
Many free-standing scaffolding structures, such as access towers, major signboards, fences and enclosures, need to be anchored to the ground, primarily to resist wind forces. Whilst all structures requiring restraint via anchoring to the ground should be subject to a bespoke design produced by a competent engineer, the guidance considers different types of anchors available and typical indicative holding capacities, the possibility of disturbing underground services, the use of guys and scaffold tube restraint.
Scaffold tube storage racks are a common feature of every scaffolding contractor’s yard and many long-term live sites. Whilst tube racks are usually constructed as basic birdcage-like structures, they generally support many tonnes of equipment, so their design needs special consideration. This guidance note considers the design, use and maintenance of scaffold tube storage racks.
Scaffold board nailplates are specially stamped toothed strips of galvanised steel that can be applied to new or used boards to prevent or to repair existing end splits. Experience gained over many years by the scaffold industry indicates that the service life of a board can be substantially extended if nailplates are fitted. This revised and updated version contains additional information and guidance on the specification and fitting of nailplates.
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