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445 Cost of design standard for scaffolding

Report ID: 445

Published: Newsletter No 40 - October 2015

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The design standard for access scaffolding, TG20 is produced by the National Access and Scaffolding Association (NASC). A reporter queried NASC: "The full suite for TG20:13 appears to cost £1206(!). Is there an affordable version of the design standard?" Their answer "I am afraid the initial requirement is to buy the full suite of TG20:13 publications." The reporter is concerned that designers will not use the latest information at this price.


NASCconfirmed that TG20:13 can only be purchased as a full suite in the first instance. Thereafter constituent parts (there are four) including the e-Guide and pocket guide may be purchased separately. A similar issue applies to the purchase of Eurocodes. Competent designers need to purchase documents required for their business and there should be no temptation to ‘cut corners’. Nevertheless when safety related information is cheaply or freely available the more likely it is to be applied.

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