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What does TG 20 stand for?

What does TG 20 stand for?

Good Practice Guidance for Tube & Fitting Scaffolding
The much-publicised TG20:13 (Good Practice Guidance for Tube & Fitting Scaffolding) has been released and is available to purchase from the National Access & Scaffolding Confederation.

What is TG20 13?

Amongst the most recent to be imposed is the TG20:13, which began in 2014. The aim of this technical guidance is to impose universal good practice in the use of tube and fitting scaffolding. It sets high standards for scaffold structures – clearly showing what is and isn’t acceptable.

What is TG20 scaffolding?

TG20 provides the definitive guidance for scaffolding constructed with tube and fittings throughout the UK. TG20 comprises four elements; the Operational Guide, the Design Guide, the User Guide and the NASC’s innovative, user-friendly and widely-adopted eGuide software.

What is NASC SG4?

SG4:15 – ‘Preventing Falls in Scaffolding Operations’ – see’s more emphasis on the creation of a ‘Safe Zone’ by scaffolders covering a variety of safe methods. This revision also see’s the removal of the practice of the ‘unprotected traversing element’ from the tunneling principle.

What is a scaffold compliance sheet?

By asking you a series of questions about the intended use of your scaffold & considerations like what materials the scaffold will be made from. A compliance sheet covers a range of standard scaffolding configurations and variations, such as tie’s, bracing, bay length and height.

What card does a scaffolder need?

Trainee scaffolder (red) card The red card builds on your knowledge of the basics of scaffolding and access. It proves your understanding of how to safely erect and dismantle basic structures. To get a red card you need to pass: CISRS Scaffolding Part 1: Tube & Fitting or System Scaffold.

When should scaffold be inspected?

every 7 days
A scaffold used for construction should be inspected before it is used for the first time and then every 7 days, until it is removed. It should also be inspected each time it is exposed to conditions likely to cause deterioration eg following adverse weather conditions or following substantial alteration.

What does NASC stand for scaffolding?

National Access & Scaffolding Confederation
NASC – National Access & Scaffolding Confederation.

How high can Scaffolding go?

Scaffold tower can be erected in all shapes and sizes. The standard dimensions are 5 foot and 7 foot long. Reaching 5 foot high all the way up to 30 feet tall.

What are scaffolding requirements?

Your scaffold must be structurally sound and sturdy enough to support its own weight plus four times the max intended load. It should do all of this without settling or any displacement whatsoever. Scaffolds should be set up on completely solid footing.

What is the minimum height for scaffolding?

Guardrail height—The height of the toprail for scaffolds manufactured and placed in service after January 1, 2000 must be between 38 inches (0.9 meters) and 45 inches (1.2 meters).

Does your scaffolding design meet tg20 : 13 guidelines?

It mandates how this scaffolding should be designed in terms of height, fan specification, ties, usage and installation. TG20:13 also makes clear what sign-off criteria should be used for scaffolding designs and structures. To be sure of being compliant with TG20:13, scaffolding designs must be thoroughly benchmarked against all specifications.

Who is responsible for tg20 13 technical guidance?

The TG20:13 Technical Guidance was created by the NASC (National Access & Scaffolding Confederation). This is the body that has been responsible for championing and supporting the scaffolding sector for many decades.

Which is the best definition of instructional scaffolding?

Educational (or Instructional) Scaffolding is a teaching method that enables a student to solve a problem, carry out a task, or achieve a goal through a gradual shedding of outside assistance.

When did work at height regulations require scaffolds?

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 required that designs are used, unless a scaffold is assembled to industry-recognised standards. These configurations now include those prescribed in the NASC Technical Guidance TG20:13 for tube and fitting scaffolds.