When is Scaffold Design Required
When is Scaffold Design Required?
Scaffold design is an essential aspect of ensuring the safety of construction workers who use scaffolding. TG20:21 is the guidance for scaffolding in the UK, and it sets out the requirements for scaffold design.
Scaffold design is required when there are complex or unusual requirements for the scaffold. This could be due to the location of the scaffold, the weight it needs to support, or the shape and size of the structure being built. In these situations, a standard scaffold design may not be suitable, and a bespoke design will be required.
TG20:21 sets out the requirements for the design of scaffolding, including the materials that can be used and the load-bearing capacity of the scaffold. It also provides guidance on the design of access and egress points, as well as the stability of the scaffold.
There are Scaffolds that fall into TG20:21’s Compliance range that do not require scaffold design but it is important to know when a Design is required as past of the Temporary Works Procedure.
Here are just a few examples of when you would need to get a Design.
Access Scaffold with more than 2 working lifts
Temporary Roofs and Temporary Buildings
Free Standing Scaffold
Scaffold design is required when there are complex or unusual requirements for the scaffold. It is essential that the scaffold is designed by a competent person who has the necessary knowledge and experience to ensure that it is safe and fit for purpose. TG20:21 provides the guidance for scaffold design in the UK, and it is essential that these requirements are followed to ensure the safety of construction workers who use scaffolding.
If you are unsure if you need Scaffold Design get in contact and we can help you decide if it required.