TG4:19 had amendments predominantly in relation to the orientation of ring bolts where current thinking is that settlement is probably greater than side wind loads so reduces potential shear loads on the bolt. Other minor changes were cosmetic. A recent update in April 2019 saw the removal of one reference only when the guidance was reissued as TG4:19.
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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.
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 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
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.
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