BS EN 17293:2020, Temporary works equipment — Execution — Requirements for manufacturing

By David Thomas posted 26-03-2020 09:55

  

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has published BS EN 17293:2020, Temporary works equipment — Execution — Requirements for manufacturing (ISBN 978 0 580 51883 6).
 

Scope 

The scope in BS EN 17293:2020 states that the document specifies requirements for manufacturing components for temporary works equipment: a) in a factory; or b) on site where manufacturing in a factory is not practicable. 

It specifies requirements for manufacturing components for temporary works equipment in addition or contrary to the requirements of EN 1090-2, EN 1090-3, EN 1090-4, EN 1090-5 and EN 1995-1-1.  It also specifies requirements for manufacturing timber components, designed according to Eurocodes, to be used in temporary works equipment.  The standard does not specify requirements for erection and transportation of temporary works equipment.

 

Introduction 

The introduction notes that components designed specifically for temporary works equipment (i.e. covered by CEN/TC 53, e.g. scaffold, formwork, falsework) are not intended to be incorporated in a permanent manner in construction works (buildings or civil engineering works).  They are manufactured in accordance with standards within the scope of CEN/TC 53 and not covered by the Construction Products Regulation EU 305/2011.  Therefore, EN 1090-1 is not applicable for these components and they are not to be marked CE. 

The standard presupposes that manufacturing is carried out with the necessary skill and adequate equipment and resources to perform that manufacturing is in accordance with the requirements of the standard.

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