National Access & Scaffolding Confederation
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This document provides best practice for the use and application of steel and aluminium prefabricated beams. Included is information regarding beam types, uses, joints, handling, transportation and storage. Due to the wide variation of beams available on the market, it has not been possible to include individual load capacities, but information regarding tension and compression chords, correct methods of lacing, bracing and connections to standards and puncheons provides vital information to ensure that beams are correctly installed to support their maximum safe working loads.
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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.
Aluminium tubes, prefabricated beams and other components are widely used throughout the scaffolding industry. Whilst aluminium is not as stiff as steel and will deflect more when subjected to equivalent loads, it is much lighter and provides great advantages with regard to manual handling or the reduction weight.
As aluminium couplers are not readily available, aluminium tube and beams are invariably connected with steel couplers and joint pins. Unfortunately, when two dissimilar metals such as aluminium and steel are in contact, a phenomenon known as ‘galvanic corrosion’ can occur where the corrosion of one of the metals, in this case aluminium, can be greatly accelerated. In severe cases this could seriously affect the integrity of the scaffold structure.
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