BS 5975:2008+A1:2011 Code of practice for temporary works procedures and the permissible stress design of falsework

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BS 5975:2008+A1:2011

Code of practice for temporary works procedures and the permissible stress design of falsework

Status : Current, Project Underway   Published : December 2008



What is this standard about?

BS 5975 gives recommendations for temporary structures on building sites, with practical guidelines on design, specification, construction and the use and dismantling of falsework.

 Who is this standard for?

  • Construction companies
  • Suppliers of scaffolding 
  • Suppliers of scaffolding components
  • Manufacturers of construction equipment
  • Surveyors
  • Health and safety professionals
  • Building site inspectors

Why should you use this standard?

BS 5975 looks at all the elements that should be taken into consideration when erecting structural systems and building structural designs, includes guidance on legal matters concerning temporary structures and falsework. This should prepare companies better for site investigations and make it easier to comply with current legislation. This standard also gives clear guidelines on the procedural control of temporary works, including the design, the site supervision and loading.

The standard also defines falsework in detail and looks at all the materials involved, such as steels, structural timber, softwoods, hardwoods, concretes and other scaffolding components. Other topics include foundations, soil testing and ground-water drainage.

What’s changed since the last update?

BS 5975 has been fully revised by experts to bring it up to date with technological developments and industry best practice. This edition supersedes BS 5975:2008 which is withdrawn. The principal changes of the amendment are:

  • The term temporary works co-ordinator (TWC) has been adopted
  • Compliance with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 (COM) [3], [8] has been incorporated
  • This amendment to BS 5975 introduces wind loading to BS EN 1991-1-4:2005+A1 and the UK National Annex (NA). The background information in PD 6688-1-4:2009 has also informed this revision.
  • Information on the wind load on formwork attached to falsework together with the effects of shielding of falsework members in unclad structures has been retained from the previous edition of this code.
  • The section for the design of falsework has been substantially rewritten to bring it up-to-date with current practice and materials.

Standard NumberBS 5975:2008+A1:2011
TitleCode of practice for temporary works procedures and the permissible stress design of falsework
StatusCurrent, Project Underway
Publication Date31 December 2008
Cross ReferencesBS 449-2:1969, BS 648, BS 1139-1, BS 1881-115, BS 1881-116, BS 1881-117, BS 1881-118, BS 1881-119, BS 1881-120, BS 4074:1982, BS 4978:1996, BS 5268-2:2002, BS 5507-1, BS 5507-3, BS 5628-1, BS 5756:2007, BS 5930:1999, BS 5975:1996+A2:2004, BS 5975:2008, BS 6399-1, BS 6399-2:1997, BS 8002, BS 8004:1986, BS 8110-1, BS 8110-2, BS 8110-3, BS 8118-1, BS 8118-2, BS EN 39:2001, BS EN 74-1, BS EN 1011-1, BS EN 1011-2, BS EN 1065:1999, BS EN 1313-1:1997, BS EN 1313-2:1999, BS EN 1991-1-1, BS EN 1992-1-1, BS EN 1991-1-4:2005+A1:2010, BS EN 10025-2:2004, BS EN 12811-1:2003, BS EN 12812:2004, BS EN 12812:2008, BS EN 12813, NA to BS EN 1991-1-4:2005+A1:2010, PD 6688-1-4:2009, CP 3:Chapter V-2:1972, BS 1139-2.2:1991, BS 1377-1, BS 1377-2:1990, BS 1377-3, BS 1377-4, BS 1377-5:1990, BS 1377-6, BS 1377-7:1990, BS 1377-8, BS 1377-9:1990, BS 4074, BS 4360, BS 4604-1, BS 4604-2, BS 5975:1982, BS 6031, BS 6349-1, BS 6349-7, BS EN 74-2, BS EN 1991-1-3, BS EN 1991-1-4:2005, BS EN 1993-1-1, BS EN 13377, BS EN 14081-1, HSE L144:2007, Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998, Health and Sa
ReplacesBS 5975:1996
Amended ByAmendment, October 2011; Corrigendum, January 2009
Draft Superseded By11/30240689 DC
DescriptorsBuilding sites, Structural timber, Steels, Softwoods, Design, Loading, Legislation, Struts, Bending stress, Structural systems, Stress analysis, Supports, Traffic, Ground-water drainage, Props, Hardwoods, Visual inspection (testing), Density, Climatic loading, Dimensions, Temporary structures, Structural design, Modulus of elasticity, Wind loading, Brickwork, Mass, Scaffolding components, Blocks (building), Strength of materials, Concretes, Bailey bridges, Girders, Mobile scaffolds, Structural steels, Maintenance, Soil testing, Factor of safety, Stability, Falsework, Soils, Beams, Foundations, Independent scaffolds, Erecting (construction operation), Structural members, Mechanical properties of materials, Axial stress, Site investigations, Field testing
ISBN978 0 580 74257 6
File Size2.988 MB

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