NASC updates scaffolding compliance software tool

THE National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has announced that its updated scaffolding compliance software is now on sale.

By using the TG20:21 eGuide, the organisation explained that users can produce a range of standard scaffolding structures, without the need for bespoke design.

The latest version builds upon TG20:13 but includes a number of revisions designed to make the process of producing compliant scaffolding – in accordance with the European standard BS EN 12811 – even simpler, and incorporates a wider range of scaffolding types.

Additions include exterior birdcages, tube and fitting mobile towers, tube and fitting loading bays without beams, and tied independent scaffolds with three inside boards.

TG20 compliance sheets are now double-sided, with an illustration and principal compliance criteria on the front, and ‘detailed’ compliance criteria listed on the reverse.

TG20:21 is available on an annual subscription basis, costing £300 + VAT per login per year, which is discounted to £75 for NASC full members.

NASC president Lynn Way said, “We’re delighted to launch TG20:21. We’ve been working on this update for 18 months, and I’d like to thank every single person that has played a part in its development. We’re confident that users of TG20:21 will recognise how we’ve taken the best parts of TG20:13, made it better and easier to use, but also kept the original mission statement in the front of our minds – creating a tool that scaffolding contractors can use to produce compliant structures for day- to-day scaffolding, and ensure that their scaffolding projects are safe and conform to legal requirements.”

Dennis Braithwaite, NASC technical advisor, added, “With the introduction of TG20:21, we are entering a ‘transition period’ to give the industry adequate time to adjust to the new requirements, in a planned and controlled way. Existing scaffolds constructed in compliance with TG20:13 and associated compliance sheets remain acceptable and do not require modification.”