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PAS 8811: 2017, Temporary works – Major infrastructure client procedures (Jan 2017)

Code of practice

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has published PAS 8811: 2017, Temporary works – Major infrastructure client procedures – Code of practice. PAS 8811 gives recommendations on major infrastructure client procedures for temporary works and temporary conditions of permanent works during construction. It also covers processes, roles, responsibilities and competences, and provides example pro forma documentation.

PAS 8811 was sponsored by High Speed Two (HS2) Limited and the Temporary Works Forum (TWf), and defines major infrastructure client responsibilities with regards to temporary works. It also recommends a common set of procedures for use by UK major infrastructure clients. BSI engaged with a number of construction industry stakeholders to identify areas in which it was felt that the industry could benefit from further standardisation. 

Procedural controls for temporary works are covered in BS 5975:2008+A1:2011, Section 2 and are widely used across the industry. Whilst this standard provides the basis for contractors’ procedures for temporary works, it does not provide explicit guidance for clients. Consequently, client organizations have tended to develop individual requirements resulting in a variety of approaches which have created confusion and complexity particularly with respect to approval and compliance, with adverse impact on administrative costs and programme.

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