National Access & Scaffolding Confederation
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This guidance provides simple, practical and cost effective measures which employers can use to help prevent and manage the risk of violence to lone workers.
Effective measures do not have to be expensive. The most effective solutions usually arise from the way the business is run, such as staff training, working procedures and the physical environment. High-cost security equipment will normally only be needed where there is a particularly high risk.
Many scaffolding contractors are unaware of the requirements of BS 5975:2019, ‘Code of practice for temporary works procedures and permissible stress design of falsework’, which contains information regarding procedural controls for the management of temporary works. These controls not only apply to falsework, but also to all types of scaffolding. Whilst BS 5975 is not a legal requirement, it is often used by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors, when visiting sites, as the expected benchmark for appropriate controls required for the management of temporary works on site.
The NASC has therefore produced a brief, simple and concise guide to assist scaffolding contractors and others involved with the delivery and management of temporary works. This includes an outline of the requirements and how they can be simply and practically achieved.
The Handover Certificate will advise the client that at the time of the handover, the scaffold has been built to the required specification, it was suitable for the duty intended, it complies with the requirements of the Statutory Regulations, was structurally sound and in a safe condition for use. (Price is £4.80 includes VAT). Please note, as these certificates are available to NASC members only to purchase them please email email@example.com
This guidance note is concerned with advice for the safe erection, use and dismantling of temporary suspended chutes intended for the conveyance of waste construction materials. The guidance covers chutes constructed of detachable sections made of metal or non-metallic material, attached to scaffolding.
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.
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.
This document aims to give advice on 38x225 BS 2482:2009 1.5 m support span boards | 38x225 BS 2482:2009 1.2m support span boards | 63x225 BS 2482:2009 2.5m support span boards | 38x225 BS 2482:1981 1.5 m support span boards.
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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