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Life Can be Electrifying

UK Power Networks are urging trades people to Work Safe, Stay Safe and Think Electricity. We all know people's lives can change within seconds. Let's be honest, it's something individuals see happen every day on the news. It's difficult enough when tragedy isn't self inflicted. But when lives are lost because we've been careless or foolhardy, it can make the...

Guest Post: Scaffolding in Power Plant Boilers

Power Plant

Nearly 40% of the world's electricity is generated by coal-fired power plants. With over 2,300 of these power plants worldwide, the impact of maintenance on these plants is great. This article provides a primer on the special needs of scaffolding for coal-fired power plant maintenance. ELECTRICITY FROM COAL Coal is used as fuel to produce superheated steam. This steam is run...

John Brash Issue advice on finding defects with wooden scaffold boards

Scaffold Boards John Brash

- Sponsored Post - What defects should I look for in wooden scaffold boards? To ensure maximum life, scaffold boards must be checked regularly. It should be noted that cross cutting a graded board to a shorter length does not affect the structural integrity or grade of the board and as a result, it will still comply with BS 2482:2009; if the board has been...

Guest design article: How Do Ties Work ?

Guest Technical Article By IDH, The Independent Design House IDH was incorporated in July 2011 and established to provide specialist Scaffold Design, Formwork Design & general Temporary Works Design consultancy serving Sub-Contractors, Main Contractors and Client developers. How Do Ties Work ? To stabilise a scaffold we tie it to the adjacent building as the scaffold is erected.  Conventionally this is done by means of an anchor...

Guest design article: What is Effective Length ?

  Guest Technical Article By IDH, The Independent Design House IDH was incorporated in July 2011 and established to provide specialist Scaffold Design, Formwork Design & general Temporary Works Design consultancy serving Sub-Contractors, Main Contractors and Client developers. What is Effective Length? Effective length is a critical concept in Structural Design for all structural members such as Steel UC and UB sections, reinforced concrete columns and scaffold tubes. ...

Training Centre Pilots New E-Portfolio For Scaffolding

Safety & Access are piloting a new digital portfolio system at it's Nottingham and Humberside centres. Candidates will be able to complete their e-portfolios by uploading work based evidence which counts towards a scaffolding qualification. As from the 1 March 2013 all Safety & Access learners that need to complete a VQ Level 2 & 3 qualification to comply with the CISRS Scheme rules to obtain a CISRS Scaffolder or...

Hilti Impact Wrench: Guarantee will be void if used for scaffolding

Impact Wrench.. We have all heard about the benefits of using the impact wrench for erecting and dismantling scaffolding and some suggested it was the future for our industry. But rumors are now surfacing that one of the major manufactures of impact wrenches Hilti will no longer be supplying impact wrench fleet management packages to scaffolding contractors. These packages covered all tool service and...

Under Deck 2000 fitting

Under Deck 2000

This old fitting is called the Under Deck 2000 it was developed by a offshore scaffolder called Ricky Morgan many years ago. The fitting was designed to make building hangers with ease under platforms. You were able to build your goal posts and slide them out along the beam eliminating the use of buts and beam clamps. The fitting also...

The NASC release a taster of the forthcoming TG20:13 guidance

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...

NASC comment on the use of Impact Wrenches

  The NASC has been asked to comment on the use of impact wrenches during the erection/dismantling of scaffold. The NASC would advise members as follows: The recommended force needed to tighten a fitting is 50 N/mtr as stated in EN 74. Some wrenches have a minimum setting that is greater than this recommended figure. Therefore there is a risk that a...

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