Scaffold Consultations

British & European Codes of Practice
Our design team carryout design work for a wide variety of scaffolding and temporary works projects carried out to the latest British and European codes of practice.

Regulations
Working at Height Regulations 2005
Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007

British & European Standards
BS EN 12810-1:2003 (Façade scaffolds made of prefabricated components – product specifications)
BS EN 12811-1:2003 (Temporary works equipment: Scaffolds – Performance requirements and general design)
BS EN 13374:2004 (Temporary edge protection systems – Product specification, test methods)
BS 6399-1:1996 (Loading for buildings – Dead and imposed loads)
BS 6399-2:1997 (Loading for buildings – Wind loads)
BS 6399-3:1988 (Loading for buildings – Imposed roof loads)
BS 5973:1993 – WITHDRAWN (Access and working scaffolds and special scaffold structures in steel)
BS597:1982 (Temporary works procedures and the permissible stress design of falsework)

Guides
TG20:08 (NASC Guide to Good Practice for tube & fittings scaffolds)
TG4:04 (Anchoring systems for scaffolding)
TGN(E)190 (Design and use of Temporary Scaffolds Guards)

Technical Advice
Scaftec have over 100 years of experience within the scaffold industry and can provide advice on Codes of Practice, Euro Codes, CDM Regulations, design, erection and use of all manor of scaffolds.

Should you require any advice on irregular ties, bracing requirements or details on beam properties, Scaftec are here to help. We can assist via the telephone, can attended pre-start up meeting with Client’s and Contractors or call in and see us in the office. Our door is always open, details of our office can be found on the home page of the website.

Insurance
All our temporary works and scaffolding designs are covered by comprehensive professional insurance:

Scaftec hold Professional Indemnity Insuranceto the value of GBP 1,000,000.
Scaftec hold Public Liability Insurance to the value of GBP 5,000,000.
Scaftec hold Employers Liability Insurance to the value of GBP 10,000,000.

Copies of all our insurance certificates are available upon request. Our Professional Indemnity Insurance covers all our design work worldwide but excluding the USA and Canada.

Witness
We have acted as expert witness in legal cases involving scaffolding collapse or miss-use in recent times. In addition we have been asked to provide technical reports to determine cause of failure and potential reasoning behind it. Scaftec have worked as technical advisors for the HSE on scaffold collapses.

None of these case have arose from designs Scaftec have worked on, and we have worked closely with companies to ensure they do not experience further collapses. We are happy to assist wherever we can, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Contact
Scaftec Ltd.
8 Lonmay Place
Panorama Business Village
Queenslie
Glasgow
G33 4ER
Scotland
United Kingdom
Phone   +44 (0) 141 771 4400
Email      info@scaftec.co.uk