Major amendment to the BS code of practice for temporary works in the construction industry

Issue 34 – December 2011

The revised Standard BS 5975:2008+A1:2011 provides guidance on the controls to apply 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 is included to reflect contractors who use temporary works coordinators.
  • Includes compliance with the UK Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007.
  • Current practice and materials are now reflected in design of falsework section.
  • Introduces wind loading to Eurocode 1.

Published in building.