What is the Australian standard for scaffolding?
AS / NZS 1576
AS / NZS 1576 Scaffolding General Requirements – Western Australia.
What is the standard for scaffolding?
The space must not exceed 9½ inches (24.1 cm) when side brackets or odd-shaped structures result in a wider opening between the platform and the uprights. The standard requires employers to protect each employee on a scaffold more than 10 feet (3.1 m) above a lower level from falling to that lower level.
At what height do you require scaffolding?
In the general industry, the height requirement for scaffolding is 4 feet above a lower level. For construction work, the height requirement is 6 feet above a lower level. All workers 10 feet above a lower level must have fall protection.
Who can erect a scaffolding?
A. Scaffolds should be designed, erected, altered and dismantled only by competent people and the work should always be carried out under the direction of a competent supervisor.
What is the minimum width of clear access along a working platform for persons and materials?
Platforms should be at least four traditional scaffold planks wide—approximately 900 mm. Use examples include general trades work like tiling and light steel framing. Heavy Duty – up to 675 kg per platform per bay including a concentrated load of 200 kg. Platforms should be at least 1000 mm wide.
At what height is scaffolding required Australia?
Scaffolding work is defined with a four metre threshold for licensing purposes. This means in some cases a high risk work licence may not be required to erect a scaffold—because it is less than four metres—but there may still be need for a SWMS because it is more than two metres.
What is scaffolding in code?
Scaffolding, as used in computing, refers to one of two techniques: The first is a code generation technique related to database access in some model–view–controller frameworks; the second is a project generation technique supported by various tools.
What is the law on scaffolding?
If your builder or scaffolder needs to put up scaffolding within the boundary of your property there is no need for a licence. However, if any part of the scaffolding needs to go on the pavement or the road outside your property your builder or scaffolder must get a licence from your local council.
How far can a scaffold be from a wall?
SCAFFOLDING INSPECTION CHECKLIST Ensure that the platform is 14 inches or less away from the wall or 18 inches or less away if plastering/stuccoing. Make sure there are guardrails, including mid rails and toe boards on platforms where work is being done.
What code must all Scaffolders comply with?
TG20:21 provides compliant scaffolds for a limited range of cantilever scaffolds, loading bays, static towers, mobile towers, use of rakers, bridges and protection fans.
Should scaffolding be netted?
Netting on scaffolding may be used as either fall protection or to prevent debris falling from height. Netting should not be relied on as the sole means of preventing a fall from height.