SNZ - AS/NZS 1576.1
Scaffolding Part 1: General requirements
|Publication Date:||4 March 2019|
This Standard sets out design and operational requirements for scaffolding systems, scaffolding equipment and scaffolds. It includes specifications for catch platforms erected on scaffolds and covers temporary stairways for use on a general construction site.
Where specified, particular requirements of other parts of this series of Standards will take precedence over specific requirements of this Part.
NOTE 1 When importing scaffolding equipment and/or components, the use of Standards from another country may not result in conformance with this series. Design, performance and/or test criteria may be of a lesser level in other Standards. It is imperative to ensure that a Standard from another country is equivalent to this series before assuming scaffolding equipment to be in conformance with this Standard.
NOTE 2 For the purposes of this Standard some types of equipment that incorporate temporary working platforms may not be considered to be a scaffold. These types of equipment may include the following:
(a) Equipment covered in other Standards, for example -
(i) elevating work platforms, AS/NZS 1418.10;
(ii) mast climbing work platforms, AS 1418.16;
(iii) portable ladders, AS/NZS 1892 series; and
(iv) falsework constructed primarily to support concrete, AS 3610 (all parts).
(b) Stools under 1 m in height which may allow for height adjustment but do not require assembly prior to use.
NOTE 3 Trestle ladders are covered in the AS/NZS 1892 series. It is intended that trestle ladder scaffolds will be incorporated into AS/NZS 1576.5.