Erecting Scaffolding properly is a techincal job, which is carried out by Trained and Competant Scaffolders who have learned their trade over many years, and have attained their Qualifications through "The Construction Industry Training Board"
The British Standards for Scaffolding are considered to be around the Highest in the world.
We currently use Traditional Independent Scaffolding
- Galvanised Tube 48.3mm x 4.0mm - BSEN329 2001 Section 5 (1.36kgs Per Foot)
- Scaffold Boards 1.5m BS2482 (23.81kgs Per Board)
- Scaffold Boards 1.2m - BS2482 (23.81kgs Per Board)
- Fittings BSEN74 (1.25kgs Per Fitting)
- Double Couplers SWL: 6.25kN
- Swivel Couplers SWL: 6.25Kn
- Sleeve Couplers SWL: 3.1kN
- Joint Pins SWL: None in Tension
- Putlog Couplers SWL: 0.63kN
- Drop Forged Fittings SWL: 12.5kN
- Standard Double SWL: 6.25kN
Standards - Centres dependent upon duty use.
|Very Light Duty||0.75kN/m2||2.7m|
Is rated 2.4kN/m2-distributed load - 4025 Kg total.
This equates to 2 packs of wet bricks/blocks or 1 pack of wet bricks/blocks and 1 tub of mortar.
Fixed between 910mm - 1150mm on all structures over 2.00m high and secured on the inside of standards.
Min height 150mm fixed on all structures over 2.00m high. Max toeboard to guardrail 470mm.
- Must be extended 1.05m (5 rungs) above landing point unless alternate handhold provided.
- Inclined at an angle of about 70deg's or 1 : 4 ratio base to height.
These are provided as a guard against the danger of materials stacked above toehold height on the working platform and provide a degree of personnel fall protection.
These are provided for long spans, particularly for temporary roofs.
A selection of weather protection cladding is available to suit particular scaffold applications, including the Monarflex range.
A scaffold lift is a horizontal run of tube, on which wooden boards are placed to produce a working platform. These are usually placed at approx. 2m (6.5') heights. Some jobs only require one boarded lifts.
A Hop-Up is a short lift erected on top of an existing lift, for example, to reach a gable or Dormer window.