BS 5975: 2019 - New Edition

By David Thomas posted 11-06-2019 12:10


BSI has published a new edition of BS 5975:2019, Code of practice for temporary works procedures and the permissible stress design of falsework

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What’s changed since the last update? 

BS 5975: 2019 revises Sections 1 and 2 of the 2011 version. The principal changes are: 

  • Details about the procedures which clients, permanent works designers and temporary works designers should adopt have been added. 
  • The standard has been updated to take account of the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, particularly in respect of the interface between the design of permanent works and the design of temporary works. 
  • Terms and definitions have been updated. 
  • The principal contractor’s temporary works coordinator (PC’s TWC) retains overall responsibility for the temporary works on the site, but where another contractor manages their own temporary works within that site, they have their own procedures and appoint their own TWC. 

It should be noted that the changes in this revision affect Sections 1 and 2 only, and that Section 3 remains unchanged (excepting Clause 16.3.5, Fatigue).