Briefly suspended entry gear (TSAE) help or include staff operating at top on engineering and building websites. BS 5974 supplies advice and proposals on fitting (erecting, changing and dismantling), protecting, studying and utilizing TSAE in a secure demeanour. It additionally units out the duties of all employees excited about operating with TSAE.
BS 5974 makes concepts for the choice, layout, install, inspection, use and upkeep of quickly put in suspended entry equipment/systems (TSAE), as outlined in BS EN 1808. Non-standard installations also are lined via this code.
TSAE could be a operating platform or systems, paintings cage or chair suspended from a suspension rig which might be assembled on the office, used to hold out particular projects. TSAE will then be dismantled and faraway from where of labor whilst the explicit projects are whole for use elsewhere.
The apparatus talked about in BS 5974 is sometimes suspended from metal twine ropes which are hooked up to the outriggers of a suspension rig or different appropriate high-level anchor element. it really is able to being raised or decreased by way of a winch or hiking equipment that may be connected both to the operating platform(s), paintings cage or chair or be integrated into the suspension rig. The lifting equipment or home equipment might be manually or strength operated. In definite situations, the TSAE could be included right into a approach that permits it to be traversed horizontally.
Steeplejacks and steeplejack operations should not lined in BS 5974. It additionally doesn't conceal completely put in suspended entry apparatus, that gear is roofed via BS 6037-1.
Requirements for slung scaffolds, being operating systems on scaffold tubes or twine ropes yet which can't be raised or reduced through the person, are contained in BS EN 12811-1.
This model of BS 5974 is a whole revision of the traditional, and introduces adjustments due to the following:
• adjustments in laws, specifically the advent of the Lifting Operations and Lifting gear laws (LOLER) 1998
• Advances in technology.
This model of BS 5974 replaces BS 5974:1990, that is now withdrawn.
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Extra resources for BS 5974:2010: Code of practice for the planning, design, setting up and use of temporary suspended access equipment
Where locks are provided, the keys should be retained or controlled by an electrically‑competent person. Protection against the ingress of water and dust into electrical equipment should be achieved by provision of enclosures with a rating of not less than IP 54 according to BS EN 60529:1992+A2. , are taken into enclosures. 7 Electrical instructions Clear instructions should be available to all persons concerned with the installation, testing, maintenance and use of TSAE with regard to the correct methods of installation, and the use of the safety devices, including the correct method of connection to the mains electrical supply.
1 General NOTE Temporarily installed platforms, suspension rigs and accessories are specialist equipment and it is particularly important that such equipment is manufactured from materials of known quality. It is equally important that such equipment and accessories are maintained to the highest standards. The user should ensure that, when not in use, materials and equipment should be kept in a suitable storage area; chemicals/paints etc should be kept separate from platforms, ropes and other lifting equipment to minimize the risk of chemical attack.
BS 5974:2010 BRITISH STANDARD All primary suspension point connections should be bolted and not pinned. End units can be attached which project the WP beyond the end point of support; these cantilever units should be limited in length to that allowed by the manufacturer and to that which will not overload the suspension rig outriggers carrying the weight. Provision can be made for adding additional decks one below the other, but should be only when the load ratings are adjusted and such installations are so designed.