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NASC changes to scaffolding standard TG20 

NASC has updated its scaffolding guidance document TG20:13. The new revision is now TG20:21 and scaffolders should now be working in accordance with it (tube and fitting scaffolding only).

23 November 2021

NASC has updated its scaffolding guidance document TG20:13. The new revision is now TG20:21 and scaffolders should now be working in accordance with it (tube and fitting scaffolding only).

The new upgraded document is easy to use and clean, although it looks similar to the original version, with more information and a modern revamp.

Users can access TG20:21 via the new NASC ePortal. Licenses are available in one-, three- and five-year subscriptions.

TG20:13 was formally withdrawn in favour of fully adopting TG20:21, on October 12 2021, 6 months after TG20:21 was launched.
 
Please be aware that TG20:13 compliance sheets used to erect scaffolding prior to Tuesday 12 October are still valid and there is no need to produce an updated TG20:21 compliance sheet.
 
Main changes

- The purpose of the guide is the same, with the aim for users being the production of a compliance sheet, which shows that the scaffolding in question can be safely constructed

- There is a new ‘scaffold type’ option for external birdcage scaffolds

- Better illustrations

- For independent scaffolds, there are a number of new changes:
- The ability to add three inside boards (only two were allowed by TG20:13)
- The ability to specify the precise location of any bridge sections
- The ability to select a precise number of boarded lifts
- The ability to select a specific tie pattern, which is then specified on the compliance sheet

What is the TG20?

TG20 provides the definitive guidance for scaffolding constructed with tube and fittings throughout the UK.  TG20 comprises four elements; the Operational Guide, the Design Guide, the User Guide and the NASC’s innovative, user-friendly and widely-adopted eGuide software.

Learn more: https://nasc.org.uk/information/tg2021/

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