NASC updates scaffolding guidance

By Sarah McCay24 September 2014

The UK’s National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has updated its TG20:13 good practice guidance for tube and fitting scaffolding with a new document entitled Supplement 1, as well as making available an eGuide software update.

The update includes a specification for TG20:13 compliant 3.2mm wall thickness cold-formed high tensile steel tubes to BS EN 10219-1; an amendment to the sign off section of compliance sheets to state that illustrations are indicative; and clarification regarding ties to the inner face of the scaffold only and for the horizontal spacing of ties for scaffolds with a maximum bay length less than 2 m.

Also include are compliance sheets for sheeted scaffolds with transom units and for scaffolds of 2 m, 3 m or 4 m height.

Robin James, NASC managing director, said, “These updates to TG20:13 demonstrates the commitment of the NASC to the continual improvement of TG20:13 to meet the demands of the UK scaffolding industry. The NASC advises that all existing users of TG20:13 should download this new version of the TG20:13 eGuide together with the accompanying document Supplement 1.”

Available to download in PDF from the NASC website, the update is accompanied by an eGuide software update entitled Version 1.1. The software update is available to existing TG20:13 users and is compatible with Windows, Mac and Android devices.

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