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BS 2482:2009

Specification for timber scaffold boards

Status : Confirmed, Current   Published : June 2009



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This version of BS 2482 replaces BS 2482:1981, which is now withdrawn.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:
1 Scope
2 Normative references
3 Terms and definitions
4 Types of timber
5 Dimensions and tolerances
6 Construction
7 Timber quality
8 Factory production control
9 Marking
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


Standard NumberBS 2482:2009
TitleSpecification for timber scaffold boards
StatusConfirmed, Current
Publication Date30 June 2009
Confirm Date01 July 2014
Cross ReferencesBS 1706, BS 4978, BS 6100-4, BS 6338, BS EN 10143, BS EN 13183-1, BS EN 13556, BS EN 12811
ReplacesBS 2482:1981
Draft Superseded By08/30113948 DC
DescriptorsScaffolds, Scaffolding components, Scaffold boards, Decking (scaffolding), Structural timber, Softwoods, Sawn timber, Woodbased sheet materials, Thickness, Dimensions, Quality assurance, Grading (quality), Marking, Wood defects, Knots (wood), Modulus of elasticity, Mechanical testing, Bending stress, Strength of materials, Test equipment
Title in FrenchSpecification des planches d'echafaudage
Title in GermanSpezifikation fuer Holz-Geruestbretter
ISBN978 0 580 54403 3
File Size206.7 KB

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