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  • AS/NZS 1576.1:2019

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    Scaffolding General requirements

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  04-03-2019

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    This Standard sets out design and operational requirements for scaffolding systems, scaffolding equipment and scaffolds. It includes specifications for catch platforms erected on scaffolds and covers temporary stairways for use on a general construction site.

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    This Standard sets out design and operational requirements for scaffolding systems, scaffolding equipment and scaffolds. It includes specifications for catch platforms erected on scaffolds and covers temporary stairways for use on a general construction site.
    Where specified, particular requirements of other parts of this series of Standards will take precedence over specific requirements of this Part.
    NOTE 1 When importing scaffolding equipment and/or components, the use of Standards from another country may not result in conformance with this series. Design, performance and/or test criteria may be of a lesser level in other Standards. It is imperative to ensure that a Standard from another country is equivalent to this series before assuming scaffolding equipment to be in conformance with this Standard.
    NOTE 2 For the purposes of this Standard some types of equipment that incorporate temporary working platforms may not be considered to be a scaffold. These types of equipment may include the following:
    (a) Equipment covered in other Standards, for example —
    (i) elevating work platforms, AS/NZS 1418.10;
    (ii) mast climbing work platforms, AS 1418.16;
    (iii) portable ladders, AS/NZS 1892 series; and
    (iv) falsework constructed primarily to support concrete, AS 3610 (all parts).
    (b) Stools under 1 m in height which may allow for height adjustment but do not require assembly prior to use.
    NOTE 3 Trestle ladders are covered in the AS/NZS 1892 series. It is intended that trestle ladder scaffolds will be incorporated into AS/NZS 1576.5.

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    Committee BD-036
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Current
    Supersedes

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    Originally published as AS 1576-1974. <br>Revised and redesignated in part as AS 1576.1-1991. <br>Jointly revised and designated as AS/NZS 1576.1:1995. <br>Second edition 2010. <br>Third edition 2019. Originally published as AS 1576-1974. Revised and redesignated in part as AS 1576.1-1991. Jointly revised and designated as AS/NZS 1576.1:1995. Second edition 2010. Third edition 2019.

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 1576.7 (Int):2021 Scaffolding Safe use of encapsulation on scaffolding
    AS 1576.6:2020 Scaffolding Metal tube-and-coupler scaffolding - Deemed to conform to AS/NZS 1576.1
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