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Article: Falsework verticality: Leaning towards danger?

TitleFalsework verticality: Leaning towards danger?
Authors
KeywordsCodes Of Practice & Standards
Health & Safety
Temporary Works
Issue Date2005
PublisherThomas Telford Ltd
Citation
Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Civil Engineering, 2005, v. 158 n. 1, p. 41-48 How to Cite?
AbstractFalsework collapses are no longer common in the UK following publication of national falsework standard BS 5975 in 1982. However, this seems more due to under-loading of modern falsework systems than the industry's ability to erect them properly. A survey three years ago of 11 UK construction sites revealed lack of verticality of uprights has changed little since a previous survey 12 years earlier. However, though two sites failed the British standard, all passed the new European standard, EN 12812. This paper summarises the findings of the survey and highlights the risk of imposing a full 'safe working load' on falsework given current industry practice and the recent introduction of more relaxed rules.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/90581
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.348
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.250

 

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dc.contributor.authorBurrow, Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorClark, Len_HK
dc.contributor.authorPallett, Pen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWard, Ren_HK
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Den_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-17T10:05:12Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-17T10:05:12Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_HK
dc.identifier.citationProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Civil Engineering, 2005, v. 158 n. 1, p. 41-48en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0965-089Xen_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/90581-
dc.description.abstractFalsework collapses are no longer common in the UK following publication of national falsework standard BS 5975 in 1982. However, this seems more due to under-loading of modern falsework systems than the industry's ability to erect them properly. A survey three years ago of 11 UK construction sites revealed lack of verticality of uprights has changed little since a previous survey 12 years earlier. However, though two sites failed the British standard, all passed the new European standard, EN 12812. This paper summarises the findings of the survey and highlights the risk of imposing a full 'safe working load' on falsework given current industry practice and the recent introduction of more relaxed rules.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherThomas Telford Ltden_HK
dc.relation.ispartofProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Civil Engineeringen_HK
dc.subjectCodes Of Practice & Standardsen_HK
dc.subjectHealth & Safetyen_HK
dc.subjectTemporary Worksen_HK
dc.titleFalsework verticality: Leaning towards danger?en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailBurrow, MF:mfburr58@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityBurrow, MF=rp1306en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1680/cien.158.1.41.58230en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume158en_HK
dc.identifier.issue1en_HK
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