There are no second chances with scaffold boards; whether it is grading them during manufacture or fire treating after it’s vital that the specification is both correct and adhered to. The consequences of failure are serious either to health or safety. There is a greater awareness for the use of fire treated timber scaffold boards. There are invariably used offshore within the North Sea Oil and Gas industries, with London Underground and increasingly within construction.
John Brash takes this risk seriously; for many years its scaffold boards have carried the kitemark symbol of quality with licence number and dual graded to ensure board performance.
Christian Brash comments:
“All manufacturing has always been carried out within our ISO 9001 system. To ensure the highest standards are consistently met the WPA (Wood Preserving Association) has developed its Benchmark accreditation for timber treatments. John Brash has been the first to be awarded this for the fire retardant treatment of scaffold boards.
“This is an important certification for us. We’ve heavily invested in our treatment plant to deliver a quality service within exceptional lead times to our customers. The WPA benchmark scheme is important to anyone buying treated timber to ensure the product is fit for purpose. WPA benchmark, in conjunction with the kitemark scheme for grading, ensures total peace of mind for the client. This sits very nicely alongside our approvals for use within London Underground where we have demonstrated we meet all their quality and identification requirements. ”
For further information on JB Firesafe specifications and the fire retardant treatment of scaffold boards read the technical article.