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Temporary Works Reconsidered

BS 5975 Revised 

The revised standard BS 5975 gives recommendations and guidance on the controls that need to be applied to all aspects of temporary works in the construction industry. It also offers guidance on design, specification, construction, use and dismantling of falsework. Below are the key changes:

  • New terminology included to reflect contractors who use temporary works co-ordinators.
  • Includes compliance with the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007.
  • Current practice and materials now reflected in design of falsework section.
  • Introduces wind loading to Eurocode 1.

Info Bite 96
December 2011