You must comply with this standard if you install scaffolding on construction projects. The standards outline the maximum load that can be taken by:
- Mild steel rigging screws;
- Stretching screws;
- Turnbuckles; and
- Analogous fittings.
This standard referenced in legislation has been superseded by BS 4429:1987 Specification for Rigging Screws and Turnbuckles for General Engineering, Lifting Purposes and Pipe Hanger Applications. It specifies rules for the use of materials, components, dimensions, finishes and also for tests for rigging screws (8-100 mm thread size) and turnbuckles (8-72 mm thread size).
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.
Code of Practice
A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.
Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate
Scaffolding and Lifts Act 1912 (Australian Capital Territory)
Scaffolding and Lifts Regulation 1950 (Australian Capital Territory)
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