As from 6th April , 2005 the work at height regulations came into force, with regard to scaffolding this means:
‘A scaffold must either be erected to a recognised standard configuration, such as those in National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) document TG20 Volume 1 for tube and fitting scaffolds, or the manufacturers’ guidance for system scaffolds, or it must be designed by calculation to ensure it has adequate strength and stability. ‘ (HSE website).
As more contractors and users are becoming educated to the above regulations, they are also becoming aware of the need to design by calculation the strength and stability of many structures that fall outside TG20 guidance.
Through our technical director, we are able to offer the in house ability to carry out these design requirements with the ability to produce calculations and drawings where necessary.
We also have facilities to carry out the required second independent engineer checks.
Formula Scaffolding are members of the National Access and Scaffolding Confederation and Wayne Lovelock is a member of the technical committee of the NASC.