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TWf Information Sheet No. 8 - Copycat product 

16 days ago

The Temporary Works Forum (TWf) has issued TWf Information Sheet No. 8, Concerns over substandard or unverifiable material, component and equipment substitutions in temporary works (Ref: TW19.057). 

Members have reported a number of concerns, particularly in relation to proprietary scaffolding, hoists, anchors, bolts, threaded bars, re-use of steel sections and the mixing of temporary works equipment (TWE) from different suppliers.  Safety-critical items that could lead to catastrophic collapse often include simple fixings/components. 

Risks include:

  • serious injury and/or fatalities;
  • the collapse of temporary works equipment or the structures they support;
  • invalid guarantees and insurance;
  • damaged reputation.

General advice is given, aimed at:

  • the temporary works designer (TWD);
  • those responsible for procurement in principal contractors (PC) and sub-contractors;
  • TWE suppliers and manufacturers;
  • on-site pre-use checks.

10.1.20


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