BS 2482:2009 Specification for timber scaffold boards
BS 2482 specifies requirements for timber scaffold boards with a width of 225 mm and a thickness of either 38 mm or 63 mm.
It covers board sizing, board construction, and timber quality and grading, for which it specifies:
a) Two grades for 38 mm thick scaffold boards, as follows:
1) 1.2 m support centre – a grade that is suitable for support at centres up to 1.2 m, which may be selected by visual or machine strength grading
2) 1.5 m support centre – a grade that is suitable for support at centres up to 1.5 m, which may only be selected by machine strength grading.
b) A single grade for 63 mm thick scaffold boards that is suitable for support at centres up to 2.5 m, which may be selected by visual or machine strength grading.
BS 2482 does not cover laminated or finger-jointed scaffold boards.
This version of BS 2482 replaces BS 2482:1981, which is now withdrawn.
Contents of BS 2482:
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 Types of timber
5 Dimensions and tolerances
7 Timber quality
8 Factory production control
Annex A (informative) Properties of scaffold boards
Annex B (informative) Support centres
Annex C (informative) Method of test for determining bending strength
List of figures
List of tables