Earlyer today The NASC (National Access & Scaffolding Confederation) released a little taster of what to expect from its forthcoming guidance this spring.
The news hit the interweb 3 hours ago on the NASC official facebook page with a few highlights below one being the most surprising is the new guidance will be available as a downloadable App for your phone.
TG20:13 will be the latest update in guidance on tube and fitting scaffolding from the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation.
Highlights of the new guidance include:
- All standard scaffolds in TG20:13 are fully proven by design and calculation and as such no additional design work will be required.
- TG20:13 will adopt a more user-friendly approach than its predecessor and will be more pictorial then previous versions – a common complaint about the last revision was that it was difficult to follow.
- TG20:13 will be available electronically and to download as an App for mobile devices, and will include more scaffold types as standard designs. This guide will also demonstrate through a computer software system if a scaffolding system needs any additional design or not.
- Following feedback from TG20:08 saying it benefitted designers, the revised TG20:13 guidance will put the power back in scaffolders hands, not the engineers and will remove some of the burden for design currently experienced.
- Designs included will be: Basic Birdcages, Towers, Basic Fans, Loading Bays, Unit Transoms, 3M lift heights, Hop-Up Brackets, Basic Bridges & Basic Splays.
The NASC also believe the new guidelines will be user-friendly, helpful and aid in taking the UK scaffolding industry further forward as world leaders.
Written By Daniel Norton
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