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    Scaffolding General requirements

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    Superseded date:  25-06-2021

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  05-01-1995

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    1 - AS/NZS 1576.1:1995 SCAFFOLDING - GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
    4 - PREFACE
    5 - CONTENTS
    6 - SECTION 1 SCOPE AND GENERAL
    6 - 1.1 SCOPE
    6 - 1.2 REFERENCED DOCUMENTS
    7 - 1.3 DEFINITIONS
    7 - 1.3.1 Access platform
    7 - 1.3.2 Baseplate
    7 - 1.3.3 Bay
    7 - 1.3.4 Brace
    7 - 1.3.5 Castor
    7 - 1.3.6 Catch platform
    8 - 1.3.7 Cradle
    8 - 1.3.8 Guardrailing
    8 - 1.3.9 Landing
    8 - 1.3.10 Ledger
    8 - 1.3.11 Lift
    8 - 1.3.12 Loading bay
    8 - 1.3.13 Platform
    8 - 1.3.14 Platform bracket
    8 - 1.3.15 Putlog
    8 - 1.3.16 Scaffold
    8 - 1.3.17 Scaffold plank
    8 - 1.3.18 Soleplate
    8 - 1.3.19 Spur
    8 - 1.3.20 Standard
    8 - 1.3.21 Strut
    8 - 1.3.22 Supporting structure
    8 - 1.3.23 Tie
    8 - 1.3.24 Transom
    8 - 1.3.25 Working load limit
    8 - 1.3.26 Working platform
    8 - 1.4 TYPES OF SCAFFOLD
    10 - SECTION 2 DESIGN REQUIREMENTS
    10 - 2.1 PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN
    10 - 2.2 BASIS OF DESIGN
    10 - 2.3 LOAD COMBINATIONS
    10 - 2.3.1 General
    10 - 2.3.2 Tube mix
    11 - 2.4 DESIGN LOADS
    11 - 2.4.1 Dead load
    11 - 2.4.2 Environmental loads
    11 - 2.4.3 Live loads
    12 - 2.5 SUPPORTING STRUCTURE
    12 - 2.5.1 General
    12 - 2.5.2 Strengthening of supporting structure
    12 - 2.5.3 Soleplates
    12 - 2.6 BRACING MEMBERS
    13 - 2.7 STABILITY OF FREESTANDING SCAFFOLDS
    13 - 2.8 ANCHORAGE AND TIE ASSEMBLIES
    13 - 2.8.1 General
    14 - 2.8.2 Location of ties
    14 - 2.8.3 Strength of ties
    14 - 2.8.4 Drilled-in anchorages
    14 - 2.9 STEEL WIRE ROPE
    14 - 2.10 FIBRE ROPE
    14 - 2.11 STEEL CHAIN
    14 - 2.12 ECCENTRIC LOADING OF COMPRESSION MEMBERS
    14 - 2.12.1 General
    14 - 2.12.2 Standards
    14 - 2.12.3 Spurs and braces
    14 - 2.13 DESIGN OF LEDGERS, PUTLOGS AND TRANSOMS
    15 - 2.14 DESIGN OF STANDARDS AND SPURS
    15 - 2.14.1 Platform loads on standards or spurs
    15 - 2.14.2 Effective length of standards at base of scaffold
    15 - 2.14.3 Effective length of struts
    16 - SECTION 3 OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
    16 - 3.1 WORKING PLATFORM
    16 - 3.1.1 General
    16 - 3.1.2 Dimensions
    16 - 3.2 ACCESS PLATFORM
    16 - 3.3 CATCH PLATFORM
    16 - 3.4 SLOPE OF PLATFORMS
    16 - 3.4.1 Working platforms
    16 - 3.4.2 Access platform
    17 - 3.5 EDGE PROTECTION
    17 - 3.5.1 General
    17 - 3.5.2 Toeboards
    17 - 3.5.3 Guardrailings
    17 - 3.5.4 Mesh screens
    17 - 3.5.5 Omission of edge protection
    18 - 3.5.6 Additional protection
    18 - 3.6 ACCESS TO AND EGRESS FROM WORKING PLATFORMS
    18 - 3.6.1 General
    18 - 3.6.2 Permanently installed access
    18 - 3.6.3 Temporary stairways
    18 - 3.6.4 Portable ladders
    19 - 3.7 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR MOBILE SCAFFOLDS
    19 - 3.7.1 Castors
    19 - 3.7.2 Supporting structure
    19 - 3.7.3 Additional bracing
    19 - 3.8 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PLATFORM BRACKETS
    19 - 3.8.1 General
    19 - 3.8.2 Width of platform
    19 - 3.8.3 Positioning of brackets
    19 - 3.8.4 Provision of additional platforms
    19 - 3.9 TUBE EXTENSION

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    Sets out design and operational requirements for scaffolding, except trestle scaffolding, portable ladders intended to be used as working platforms and elevating working platforms.

    Scope - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    This Standard sets out design and operational requirements for scaffolding, except trestle scaffolding, portable ladders intended to be used as working platforms and elevating working platforms.

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    Committee BD-036
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

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    First published as part of AS 1576-1974.Revised and redesignated in part as AS 1576.1-1991.Jointly revised and designated as Joint Standard AS/NZS 1576.1:1995. First published as part of AS 1576-1974. Revised and redesignated in part as AS 1576.1-1991. Jointly revised and designated as Joint Standard AS/NZS 1576.1:1995.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 1720.1-1988 Timber structures (known as the SAA Timber Structures Code) - Design methods
    AS 2121-1979 The design of earthquake-resistant buildings (known as the SAA Earthquake Code)
    AS 1892.2-1992 Portable ladders Timber (Reconfirmed 2022)
    AS 1892.1-1986 Portable ladders - Metal
    AS 1170.2-1989 Minimum design loads on structures (known as the SAA Loading Code) - Wind loads
    AS 1720.1-1997 Timber structures - Design methods
    AS 1170.3-1990 Minimum design loads on structures (known as the SAA Loading Code) - Snow loads
    AS 4142.2-1993 Fibre ropes Three-strand hawser-laid and eight-strand plaited
    AS 1554.1-1985 Structural steel welding (known as the SAA Structural Steel Welding Code) - Welding of steel structures
    AS 1538-1988 Cold-formed Steel Structures Code
    AS/NZS 1665:2004 Welding of aluminium structures (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 1657-1992 Fixed platforms, walkways, stairways and ladders - Design, construction and installation
    AS 1576.4-1991 Scaffolding - Suspended scaffolding
    AS/NZS 1554.1:2004 Structural steel welding Welding of steel structures
    AS/NZS 1892.1:1996 Portable ladders Metal
    AS 4100-1998 Steel structures (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 2321-1979 Short-link chain for lifting purposes (non-calibrated)
    AS 1577-1993 Scaffold planks
    AS 2321-2006 Short-link chain for lifting purposes
    AS 1576.2-1991 Scaffolding - Couplers and accessories
    AS/NZS 1576.3:1995 Scaffolding Prefabricated and tube-and-coupler scaffolding
    AS/NZS 1170.1:2002 Structural design actions Permanent, imposed and other actions
    AS 4100-1990 Steel structures
    AS/NZS 1170.2:2002 Structural design actions Wind actions
    AS 1665-1992 Welding of aluminium structures
    AS 1170.1-1981 Minimum design loads on structures (known as the SAA Loading Code) Dead and live loads
    AS 3569-1989 Steel wire ropes
    AS 1250-1981 The use of steel in structures (known as the SAA Steel Structures Code)
    AS 1664-1979 Rules for the use of aluminium in structures (known as the SAA Aluminium Structures Code) (incorporating Corrig.)

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

    AS/NZS 1170.1:2002 Structural design actions Permanent, imposed and other actions
    AS/NZS 4431:1996 Guidelines for safe working on new lift installations in new constructions
    AS/NZS 1576.2:2009 Scaffolding Couplers and accessories
    AS/NZS 4994.2:2009 Temporary edge protection Roof edge protection - Installation and dismantling
    AS 3610.1-2010 Formwork for concrete Documentation and surface finish
    AS/NZS 4576:1995 Guidelines for scaffolding
    AS/NZS 1576.6:2000 Scaffolding Metal tube-and-coupler scaffolding - Deemed to comply with AS/NZS 1576.3
    AS/NZS 1170.0:2002 Structural design actions General principles
    AS/NZS 1576.3:1995 Scaffolding Prefabricated and tube-and-coupler scaffolding
    AS/NZS 1170.1 SUPP 1:2002 Structural design actions Permanent, imposed and other actions - Commentary (Supplement to AS/NZS 1170.1:2002) (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS 1576.4-1991 Scaffolding - Suspended scaffolding
    AS/NZS 1576.5:1995 Scaffolding Prefabricated splitheads and trestles
    AS/NZS 4994.3:2010 Temporary edge protection Installation and dismantling for edges other than roof edges
    AS 2601-2001 The demolition of structures
    AS 1576.2-1991 Scaffolding - Couplers and accessories
    AS/NZS 4994.1:2009 Temporary edge protection General requirements
    AS 6001-1999 Working platforms for housing construction
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