Re: "Hoardings – A guide to good practice” (TWf2012: 01, August 2020)The Temporary Works Forum (TWf) has revised “Hoardings – A guide to good practice” (TWf2012: 01, August 2020)
Site hoardings are common features, particularly in populated areas. However, despite their temporary and incidental nature they are important structures, often of some height, and attracting significant loads. They have been known to collapse and cause both death and injury.
This guidance note is written to assist all parties involved in construction understand the key issues, and to give specific assistance to those specifying, managing, designing and installing these structures.
Hoarding design can be complex and needs engineering judgement. The designer should have a level of competence commensurate with the complexity. All hoarding designs should be independently checked.