Best Practice Guideline For Scaffolding In New Zealand 

AS/NZS 1337.0(Int):2010 Personal eye-protection - Eye and face protectors - Vocabulary

SUPERSEDED
9.1.1
Table 15 contains a general list of applicable relevant standards a number of which have been consulted in the preparation of the BPG. Additional information on particular standards and specific referencing are contained at various points throughout this

AS/NZS 1576.2:2009 Scaffolding - Couplers and accessories

SUPERSEDED
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1576.2 Scaffolding - Couplers and accessories...
4.2.2 Fittings (couplers)
Table 9: Give safe working loads for fittings (couplers) to BS 1139 or AS/NZS 1576.2
5.3.1 Requirements for system combinations
Components from different prefabricated scaffolding systems must not be mixed unless the load capacity of the mixed scaffolding systems has been proved by theoretical analysis or testing in accordance with AS/NZS 1576 and … …The following system combinati
9.1.1
Table 15 contains a general list of applicable relevant standards a number of which have been consulted in the preparation of the BPG. Additional information on particular standards and specific referencing are contained at various points throughout this

AS/NZS 1576.3:1995 Scaffolding - Prefabricated and tube-and-coupler scaffolding

SUPERSEDED
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1576.3 Scaffolding - Prefabricated and tube-and-coupler scaffolding...
4.2.1 Tubes
Table 8: Gives dimensions and properties of scaffold tubes: steel tubes to BS 1139 or AS/NZS 1576.3, galvanised steel tube to BS 6323, and aluminium tubes to BS 1139; or AS/NZS 1576.3
4.2.3 Planks
Scaffolding platforms, erected to support workers and/or material are often made of planks. Refer to the following plank standards for quality criteria: …AS/NZS 1576.3 Prefabricated platforms; ...
4.7.4.2 Aluminium scaffold tube 48.3mm outside diameter; 4.45mm wall thickness
Table 11 gives the loads that are permitted in New Zealand to be applied to aluminium scaffold tubes with 48.3mm OD x 4.45mm wall thickness complying with AS/NZS 1576.3. It takes into account a 15% reduction for reuse and the self-weight of the tube and l
5.3.1 Requirements for system combinations
Components from different prefabricated scaffolding systems must not be mixed unless the load capacity of the mixed scaffolding systems has been proved by theoretical analysis or testing in accordance with AS/NZS 1576 and … …The following system combinati
9.1.1
Table 15 contains a general list of applicable relevant standards a number of which have been consulted in the preparation of the BPG. Additional information on particular standards and specific referencing are contained at various points throughout this

AS/NZS 1576.5:1995 Scaffolding - Prefabricated splitheads and trestles

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1576.5 Scaffolding - Prefabricated splitheads and trestles...
1.2.3.3 Trestles and tripods
Special requirements: 1. The design and construction of steel trestles needs to be to a recognised standard. Refer to... ...AS/NZS 1576.5 Prefabricated splitheads and trestles.
5.3.1 Requirements for system combinations
Components from different prefabricated scaffolding systems must not be mixed unless the load capacity of the mixed scaffolding systems has been proved by theoretical analysis or testing in accordance with AS/NZS 1576 and … …The following system combinati
9.1.1
Table 15 contains a general list of applicable relevant standards a number of which have been consulted in the preparation of the BPG. Additional information on particular standards and specific referencing are contained at various points throughout this

NZS 3609:1978 Specification for timber ladders

SUPERSEDED
1.2.3.2 Brackets
Ladder brackets that are used for supporting a working platform for the purpose of painting only must satisfy the following requirements: 1. Brackets are attached to ladders not inferior to the requirements set out in NZS: 3609 Timber ladders or ...

AS/NZS 4357.3:2006 Structural laminated veneer lumber - Determination of structural properties - Evaluation methods

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4.2.3 Planks
Scaffolding platforms, erected to support workers and/or material are often made of planks. Refer to the following plank standards for quality criteria: … AS/NZS 4357 Structural laminated veneer lumber (LVL planks… Horizontally laminated planks should be

AS/NZS 1337.5:2011 Eye and face protection - Part 5: Eye protectors for adjustment work on lasers and laser systems (laser adjustment eye-protectors)

CURRENT
9.1.1
Table 15 contains a general list of applicable relevant standards a number of which have been consulted in the preparation of the BPG. Additional information on particular standards and specific referencing are contained at various points throughout this document

AS/NZS 1170.0:2002 Structural design actions - Part 0: General principles

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1170.0 Structural design actions - General principles...
1.2.2.1 Load combinations
Load combinations for strength limit states should be in accordance with AS/NZS 1170.0 and its supplements, except that dead and live load combinations need to be as follows...
6.13.3 Falsework design
In determining what information to consult and how to approach falsework design, no single document provides all the answers. Sources of information for scaffolders, chartered and design engineers include: …AS/NZS 1170 parts 0 - 3 and NZS 1170.5; ...

NZS 1170.5:2004 Structural design actions - Part 5: Earthquake actions - New Zealand

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...NZS 1170.5 Structural design actions - Earthquake actions-New Zealand...
1.2.2.3 Environmental loads
Where appropriate, the environmental loads shall include the following: …Earthquake loads in accordance with AS/NZS 1170 (and supplements).
6.13.3 Falsework design
In determining what information to consult and how to approach falsework design, no single document provides all the answers. Sources of information for scaffolders, chartered and design engineers include: …AS/NZS 1170 parts 0 - 3 and NZS 1170.5; ...
9.1.1
Table 15 contains a general list of applicable relevant standards a number of which have been consulted in the preparation of the BPG. Additional information on particular standards and specific referencing are contained at various points throughout this

AS/NZS 1170.0 Supplement 1:2002 Structural design actions - Part 0: General principles - Commentary

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1.2.2.1 Load combinations
Load combinations for strength limit states should be in accordance with AS/NZS 1170.0 and its supplements, except that dead and live load combinations need to be as follows...

NZS 3608:1975 Specification for resin-bonded wood chipboard

SUPERSEDED
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...NZS 3608 Specification for timber ladders...

AS/NZS 1170.3:2003 Structural design actions - Part 3: Snow and ice actions

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1170.3 Structural design actions - Snow and ice actions...
1.2.2.3 Environmental loads
Where appropriate, the environmental loads shall include the following: …Snow loads in accordance with AS/NZS 1170 (and supplements);…
6.13.3 Falsework design
In determining what information to consult and how to approach falsework design, no single document provides all the answers. Sources of information for scaffolders, chartered and design engineers include: …AS/NZS 1170 parts 0 - 3 and NZS 1170.5; ...

AS/NZS 1892.1:1996 Portable ladders - Part 1: Metal

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1892.1 Portable ladders-Metal...
1.2.3.3 Trestles and tripods
Special requirements: 1. The design and construction of steel trestles needs to be to a recognised standard. Refer to AS/NZS 1892.1 Section 6 Particular requirements for trestle ladders …
9.1.1
Table 15 contains a general list of applicable relevant standards a number of which have been consulted in the preparation of the BPG. Additional information on particular standards and specific referencing are contained at various points throughout this

AS/NZS 1891.3:1997 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices - Part 3: Fall-arrest devices

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1891.3 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices - Fall-arrest devices...
9.1.1
Table 15 contains a general list of applicable relevant standards a number of which have been consulted in the preparation of the BPG. Additional information on particular standards and specific referencing are contained at various points throughout this

AS/NZS 4576:1995 Guidelines for scaffolding

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 4576 Guidelines for scaffolding...
4.2.3.1 General maintenance of planks
…There are three basic tests for planks in use:… …2. Cantilevered impact test (refer AS/NZS 4576).
4.2.3 Planks
Scaffolding platforms, erected to support workers and/or material are often made of planks. Refer to the following plank standards for quality criteria: …AS/NZS 4576 Guidelines for scaffolding.
4.5.3 Other types of ties
...AS/NZS 4576 requires that each tie assembly have a minimum tensile and compressive working load capacity of 6.0kN (610kg)...
9.1 Best practice reference documents
The major documents consulted, including relevant criteria and standards documents, include: AS/NZS 4576: 1995 Australian/New Zealand Standard Guidelines for Scaffolding….

AS/NZS 1337.6:2007 Personal eye-protection - Prescription eye protectors against low and medium impact

SUPERSEDED
9.1.1
Table 15 contains a general list of applicable relevant standards a number of which have been consulted in the preparation of the BPG. Additional information on particular standards and specific referencing are contained at various points throughout this

NZS 3631:1988 New Zealand timber grading rules

CURRENT
6.14 Timber scaffolds
Quality of timber and fittings: Radiata pine and Douglas fir are suitable timbers for use in timber scaffolding and must be either No 1 framing grade or standard building grade as specified in NZS 3631:1978 Classification and grading of New Zealand timber... ...Timber decking should be the specified grade or better, and a minimum of merchant grade as outlined in NZS 3631:1988.
9.1.1
Table 15 contains a general list of applicable relevant standards a number of which have been consulted in the preparation of the BPG. Additional information on particular standards and specific referencing are contained at various points throughout this

AS/NZS 1891.4:2009 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices - Part 4: Selection, use and maintenance

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1891.4 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices - Selection, use and maintenance...

AS/NZS 1892.3:1996 Portable ladders - Reinforced plastic

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1892.3 Portable ladders-Reinforced plastic...

AS/NZS 1554.4:2010 Structural steel welding - Welding of high strength quenched and tempered steels

SUPERSEDED
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ..AS/NZS 1554.2 (SIC - they mean Part 4) Structural steel welding - Welding of high strength quenched and tempered steels...

AS/NZS 1576.6:2000 Scaffolding - Metal tube-and-coupler scaffolding - Deemed to comply with AS/NZS 1576.3

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1576.6 Scaffolding - Metal tube-and-coupler-Deemed to comply with AS/NZS 1576.3...
5.3.1 Requirements for system combinations
Components from different prefabricated scaffolding systems must not be mixed unless the load capacity of the mixed scaffolding systems has been proved by theoretical analysis or testing in accordance with AS/NZS 1576 and … …The following system combinati
9.1.1
Table 15 contains a general list of applicable relevant standards a number of which have been consulted in the preparation of the BPG. Additional information on particular standards and specific referencing are contained at various points throughout this

AS/NZS 1576.3:2015 Scaffolding - Part 3: Prefabricated and tube-and-coupler scaffolding

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1576.3 Scaffolding - Prefabricated and tube-and-coupler scaffolding...
4.2.1 Tubes
Table 8: Gives dimensions and properties of scaffold tubes: steel tubes to BS 1139 or AS/NZS 1576.3, galvanised steel tube to BS 6323, and aluminium tubes to BS 1139; or AS/NZS 1576.3
4.2.3 Planks
Scaffolding platforms, erected to support workers and/or material are often made of planks. Refer to the following plank standards for quality criteria: …AS/NZS 1576.3 Prefabricated platforms; ...
4.7.4.2 Aluminium scaffold tube 48.3mm outside diameter; 4.45mm wall thickness
Table 11 gives the loads that are permitted in New Zealand to be applied to aluminium scaffold tubes with 48.3mm OD x 4.45mm wall thickness complying with AS/NZS 1576.3. It takes into account a 15% reduction for reuse and the self-weight of the tube and l
5.3.1 Requirements for system combinations
Components from different prefabricated scaffolding systems must not be mixed unless the load capacity of the mixed scaffolding systems has been proved by theoretical analysis or testing in accordance with AS/NZS 1576 and … …The following system combination
9.1.1
Table 15 contains a general list of applicable relevant standards a number of which have been consulted in the preparation of the BPG. Additional information on particular standards and specific referencing are contained at various points throughout this

AS/NZS 1576.3:2015 Scaffolding - Part 3: Prefabricated and tube-and-coupler scaffolding

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1576.3 Scaffolding - Prefabricated and tube-and-coupler scaffolding...
4.2.1 Tubes
Table 8: Gives dimensions and properties of scaffold tubes: steel tubes to BS 1139 or AS/NZS 1576.3, galvanised steel tube to BS 6323, and aluminium tubes to BS 1139; or AS/NZS 1576.3
4.2.3 Planks
Scaffolding platforms, erected to support workers and/or material are often made of planks. Refer to the following plank standards for quality criteria: …AS/NZS 1576.3 Prefabricated platforms; ...
4.7.4.2 Aluminium scaffold tube 48.3mm outside diameter; 4.45mm wall thickness
Table 11 gives the loads that are permitted in New Zealand to be applied to aluminium scaffold tubes with 48.3mm OD x 4.45mm wall thickness complying with AS/NZS 1576.3. It takes into account a 15% reduction for reuse and the self-weight of the tube and l
5.3.1 Requirements for system combinations
Components from different prefabricated scaffolding systems must not be mixed unless the load capacity of the mixed scaffolding systems has been proved by theoretical analysis or testing in accordance with AS/NZS 1576 and … …The following system combination
9.1.1
Table 15 contains a general list of applicable relevant standards a number of which have been consulted in the preparation of the BPG. Additional information on particular standards and specific referencing are contained at various points throughout this

AS/NZS 1576.4:2013 Scaffolding - Part 4: Suspended scaffolding

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1576.4 Scaffolding - Suspended scaffolding...
5.3.1 Requirements for system combinations
Components from different prefabricated scaffolding systems must not be mixed unless the load capacity of the mixed scaffolding systems has been proved by theoretical analysis or testing in accordance with AS/NZS 1576 and … …The following system combination
9.1.1
Table 15 contains a general list of applicable relevant standards a number of which have been consulted in the preparation of the BPG. Additional information on particular standards and specific referencing are contained at various points throughout this

AS/NZS 1576.4:2013 Scaffolding - Part 4: Suspended scaffolding

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1576.4 Scaffolding - Suspended scaffolding...
5.3.1 Requirements for system combinations
Components from different prefabricated scaffolding systems must not be mixed unless the load capacity of the mixed scaffolding systems has been proved by theoretical analysis or testing in accordance with AS/NZS 1576 and … …The following system combination
9.1.1
Table 15 contains a general list of applicable relevant standards a number of which have been consulted in the preparation of the BPG. Additional information on particular standards and specific referencing are contained at various points throughout this

AS/NZS 4357.0:2005 Structural laminated veneer lumber - Specifications

CURRENT
4.2.3 Planks
Scaffolding platforms, erected to support workers and/or material are often made of planks. Refer to the following plank standards for quality criteria: … AS/NZS 4357 Structural laminated veneer lumber (LVL planks… Horizontally laminated planks should be

NZS 3603:1993 Timber Structures Standard

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...NZS 3603 Timber structures standard...

AS/NZS 4357.2:2006 Structural laminated veneer lumber - Determination of structural properties - Test methods

CURRENT
4.2.3 Planks
Scaffolding platforms, erected to support workers and/or material are often made of planks. Refer to the following plank standards for quality criteria: … AS/NZS 4357 Structural laminated veneer lumber (LVL planks… Horizontally laminated planks should be

AS/NZS 1170.0:2002 Structural design actions - Part 0: General principles

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1170.0 Structural design actions - General principles...
1.2.2.1 Load combinations
Load combinations for strength limit states should be in accordance with AS/NZS 1170.0 and its supplements, except that dead and live load combinations need to be as follows...
6.13.3 Falsework design
In determining what information to consult and how to approach falsework design, no single document provides all the answers. Sources of information for scaffolders, chartered and design engineers include: …AS/NZS 1170 parts 0 - 3 and NZS 1170.5; ...

AS/NZS 1170.1:2002 Structural design actions - Part 1: Permanent, imposed and other actions

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1170.1 Structural design actions - Permanent, imposed and other actions...
6.13.3 Falsework design
In determining what information to consult and how to approach falsework design, no single document provides all the answers. Sources of information for scaffolders, chartered and design engineers include: …AS/NZS 1170 parts 0 - 3 and NZS 1170.5; ...

AS/NZS 1892.5:2000 Portable ladders - Selection, safe use and care

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1892.3 (SIC - they mean Part 5) Portable ladders-Selection, safe use and care...

AS/NZS 1170.3:2003 Structural design actions - Part 3: Snow and ice actions

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1170.3 Structural design actions - Snow and ice actions...
1.2.2.3 Environmental loads
Where appropriate, the environmental loads shall include the following: …Snow loads in accordance with AS/NZS 1170 (and supplements);…
6.13.3 Falsework design
In determining what information to consult and how to approach falsework design, no single document provides all the answers. Sources of information for scaffolders, chartered and design engineers include: …AS/NZS 1170 parts 0 - 3 and NZS 1170.5; ...

NZS/AS 1576.4:1991 Scaffolding - Suspended scaffolding

SUPERSEDED
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1576.4 Scaffolding - Suspended scaffolding...
5.3.1 Requirements for system combinations
Components from different prefabricated scaffolding systems must not be mixed unless the load capacity of the mixed scaffolding systems has been proved by theoretical analysis or testing in accordance with AS/NZS 1576 and … …The following system combinati
9.1.1
Table 15 contains a general list of applicable relevant standards a number of which have been consulted in the preparation of the BPG. Additional information on particular standards and specific referencing are contained at various points throughout this

AS/NZS 4357.1:2005 Structural laminated veneer lumber - Method of test for measurement of dimensions and shape

CURRENT
4.2.3 Planks
Scaffolding platforms, erected to support workers and/or material are often made of planks. Refer to the following plank standards for quality criteria: … AS/NZS 4357 Structural laminated veneer lumber (LVL planks… Horizontally laminated planks should be

AS/NZS 2865:2001 Safe working in a confined space

CURRENT
9.1.1
Table 15 contains a general list of applicable relevant standards a number of which have been consulted in the preparation of the BPG. Additional information on particular standards and specific referencing are contained at various points throughout this

AS/NZS 4357.4:2005 Structural laminated veneer lumber - Determination of formaldehyde emissions

CURRENT
4.2.3 Planks
Scaffolding platforms, erected to support workers and/or material are often made of planks. Refer to the following plank standards for quality criteria: … AS/NZS 4357 Structural laminated veneer lumber (LVL planks… Horizontally laminated planks should be

AS/NZS 1576.1:2010 Scaffolding - Part 1: General requirements

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1576.1 Scaffolding - General requirements...
4.2.3
Scaffolding platforms, erected to support workers and/or material are often made of planks. Refer to the following plank standards for quality criteria: AS/NZS1576.1 Duty loads...
5.3.1 Requirements for system combinations
Components from different prefabricated scaffolding systems must not be mixed unless the load capacity of the mixed scaffolding systems has been proved by theoretical analysis or testing in accordance with AS/NZS 1576 and … …The following system combinati
9.1.1
Table 15 contains a general list of applicable relevant standards a number of which have been consulted in the preparation of the BPG. Additional information on particular standards and specific referencing are contained at various points throughout this

AS/NZS 1891.2 Supplement 1:2001 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices - Horizontal lifeline and rail systems - Prescribed configurations for horizontal lifelines (Supplement to AS/NZS 1891.2:2001)

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1891.2 Supp1 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices - Prescribed configurations for horizontal lifelines...

AS/NZS 1891.2:2001 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices - Part 2: Horizontal lifeline and rail systems

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1891.2 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices - Horizontal lifeline and rail systems...

AS/NZS 1554.1:2004 Structural steel welding - Welding of steel structures

SUPERSEDED
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1554.1 Structural steel welding - Welding of steel structures...

AS/NZS 1892.1:1996 Portable ladders - Part 1: Metal

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1892.1 Portable ladders-Metal...
1.2.3.3 Trestles and tripods
Special requirements: 1. The design and construction of steel trestles needs to be to a recognised standard. Refer to AS/NZS 1892.1 Section 6 Particular requirements for trestle ladders …
9.1.1
Table 15 contains a general list of applicable relevant standards a number of which have been consulted in the preparation of the BPG. Additional information on particular standards and specific referencing are contained at various points throughout this

NZS 4711:1984 Qualification tests for metal-arc welders

WITHDRAWN
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...NZS 4711 Qualification tests for metal-arc welders...

NZS 4781:1973 Code of practice for safety in welding and cutting

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...NZS 4781 Code of practice for safety in welding and cutting...

NZS 5233:1986 Ladders-Non timber

SUPERSEDED
1.2.3.2 Brackets
Ladder brackets that are used for supporting a working platform for the purpose of painting only must satisfy the following requirements: 1. Brackets are attached to ladders not inferior to the requirements set out in ... or NZS 5233 Portable ladders (oth

AS/NZS 1170.2 Supplement 1:2002 Structural design actions - Part 2: Wind actions - Commentary (Supplement to AS/NZS 1170.2:2002)

CURRENT
1.2.2.3
Where appropriate, the environmental loads shall include the following: Wind loads in accordance with AS/NZS 1170 (and supplements)...
6.13.3 Falsework design
In determining what information to consult and how to approach falsework design, no single document provides all the answers. Sources of information for scaffolders, chartered and design engineers include: …AS/NZS 1170 parts 0 - 3 and NZS 1170.5; ...

NZS 1170.5 Supp 1:2004 Structural design actions - Part 5: Earthquake actions - New Zealand Commentary

CURRENT
1.2.2.3
Where appropriate, the environmental loads shall include the following: …Earthquake loads in accordance with AS/NZS 1170 (and supplements).

AS/NZS 4576:1995 Guidelines for scaffolding

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 4576 Guidelines for scaffolding...
4.2.3.1 General maintenance of planks
…There are three basic tests for planks in use:… …2. Cantilevered impact test (refer AS/NZS 4576).
4.2.3 Planks
Scaffolding platforms, erected to support workers and/or material are often made of planks. Refer to the following plank standards for quality criteria: …AS/NZS 4576 Guidelines for scaffolding.
4.5.3 Other types of ties
...AS/NZS 4576 requires that each tie assembly have a minimum tensile and compressive working load capacity of 6.0kN (610kg)...
9.1 Best practice reference documents
The major documents consulted, including relevant criteria and standards documents, include: AS/NZS 4576: 1995 Australian/New Zealand Standard Guidelines for Scaffolding….

AS/NZS 1554.2:2003 Structural steel welding - Stud welding (steel studs to steel)

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1554.2 Structural steel welding - Stud welding (steel studs to steel)...

AS/NZS 1576.1:2010 Scaffolding - Part 1: General requirements

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1576.1 Scaffolding - General requirements...
4.2.3
Scaffolding platforms, erected to support workers and/or material are often made of planks. Refer to the following plank standards for quality criteria: AS/NZS1576.1 Duty loads...
5.3.1 Requirements for system combinations
Components from different prefabricated scaffolding systems must not be mixed unless the load capacity of the mixed scaffolding systems has been proved by theoretical analysis or testing in accordance with AS/NZS 1576 and … …The following system combinati
9.1.1
Table 15 contains a general list of applicable relevant standards a number of which have been consulted in the preparation of the BPG. Additional information on particular standards and specific referencing are contained at various points throughout this

AS/NZS 1170.2:2002 Structural design actions - Wind actions

SUPERSEDED
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1170.2 Structural design actions - Wind actions...
1.2.2.3 Environmental loads
Where appropriate, the environmental loads shall include the following: Wind loads in accordance with AS/NZS 1170 (and supplements)...
6.13.3 Falsework design
In determining what information to consult and how to approach falsework design, no single document provides all the answers. Sources of information for scaffolders, chartered and design engineers include: …AS/NZS 1170 parts 0 - 3 and NZS 1170.5; ...

AS/NZS 1337.4:2011 Eye and face protection - Part 4: Filters and eye protectors against laser radiation (laser eye-protectors)

CURRENT
9.1.1
Table 15 contains a general list of applicable relevant standards a number of which have been consulted in the preparation of the BPG. Additional information on particular standards and specific referencing are contained at various points throughout this document

AS/NZS 1576.2:2009 Scaffolding - Couplers and accessories

SUPERSEDED
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1576.2 Scaffolding - Couplers and accessories...
4.2.2 Fittings (couplers)
Table 9: Give safe working loads for fittings (couplers) to BS 1139 or AS/NZS 1576.2
5.3.1 Requirements for system combinations
Components from different prefabricated scaffolding systems must not be mixed unless the load capacity of the mixed scaffolding systems has been proved by theoretical analysis or testing in accordance with AS/NZS 1576 and … …The following system combinati
9.1.1
Table 15 contains a general list of applicable relevant standards a number of which have been consulted in the preparation of the BPG. Additional information on particular standards and specific referencing are contained at various points throughout this

AS/NZS 1576.3:1995 Scaffolding - Prefabricated and tube-and-coupler scaffolding

SUPERSEDED
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1576.3 Scaffolding - Prefabricated and tube-and-coupler scaffolding...
4.2.1 Tubes
Table 8: Gives dimensions and properties of scaffold tubes: steel tubes to BS 1139 or AS/NZS 1576.3, galvanised steel tube to BS 6323, and aluminium tubes to BS 1139; or AS/NZS 1576.3
4.2.3 Planks
Scaffolding platforms, erected to support workers and/or material are often made of planks. Refer to the following plank standards for quality criteria: …AS/NZS 1576.3 Prefabricated platforms; ...
4.7.4.2 Aluminium scaffold tube 48.3mm outside diameter; 4.45mm wall thickness
Table 11 gives the loads that are permitted in New Zealand to be applied to aluminium scaffold tubes with 48.3mm OD x 4.45mm wall thickness complying with AS/NZS 1576.3. It takes into account a 15% reduction for reuse and the self-weight of the tube and l
5.3.1 Requirements for system combinations
Components from different prefabricated scaffolding systems must not be mixed unless the load capacity of the mixed scaffolding systems has been proved by theoretical analysis or testing in accordance with AS/NZS 1576 and … …The following system combinati
9.1.1
Table 15 contains a general list of applicable relevant standards a number of which have been consulted in the preparation of the BPG. Additional information on particular standards and specific referencing are contained at various points throughout this

AS/NZS 1576.5:1995 Scaffolding - Prefabricated splitheads and trestles

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1576.5 Scaffolding - Prefabricated splitheads and trestles...
1.2.3.3 Trestles and tripods
Special requirements: 1. The design and construction of steel trestles needs to be to a recognised standard. Refer to... ...AS/NZS 1576.5 Prefabricated splitheads and trestles.
5.3.1 Requirements for system combinations
Components from different prefabricated scaffolding systems must not be mixed unless the load capacity of the mixed scaffolding systems has been proved by theoretical analysis or testing in accordance with AS/NZS 1576 and … …The following system combinati
9.1.1
Table 15 contains a general list of applicable relevant standards a number of which have been consulted in the preparation of the BPG. Additional information on particular standards and specific referencing are contained at various points throughout this

AS/NZS 1665:2004 Welding of aluminium structures

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1665 Welding of aluminium structures...

AS/NZS 1891.1:2007 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices - Part 1: Harnesses and ancillary equipment

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1891.1 Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices - Harnesses and ancillary equipment...
9.1.1
Table 15 contains a general list of applicable relevant standards a number of which have been consulted in the preparation of the BPG. Additional information on particular standards and specific referencing are contained at various points throughout this

NZS/AS 1576.4:1991 Scaffolding - Suspended scaffolding

SUPERSEDED
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1576.4 Scaffolding - Suspended scaffolding...
5.3.1 Requirements for system combinations
Components from different prefabricated scaffolding systems must not be mixed unless the load capacity of the mixed scaffolding systems has been proved by theoretical analysis or testing in accordance with AS/NZS 1576 and … …The following system combinati
9.1.1
Table 15 contains a general list of applicable relevant standards a number of which have been consulted in the preparation of the BPG. Additional information on particular standards and specific referencing are contained at various points throughout this

AS/NZS 1576.6:2000 Scaffolding - Metal tube-and-coupler scaffolding - Deemed to comply with AS/NZS 1576.3

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1576.6 Scaffolding - Metal tube-and-coupler-Deemed to comply with AS/NZS 1576.3...
5.3.1 Requirements for system combinations
Components from different prefabricated scaffolding systems must not be mixed unless the load capacity of the mixed scaffolding systems has been proved by theoretical analysis or testing in accordance with AS/NZS 1576 and … …The following system combinati
9.1.1
Table 15 contains a general list of applicable relevant standards a number of which have been consulted in the preparation of the BPG. Additional information on particular standards and specific referencing are contained at various points throughout this

AS/NZS 1170.3 Supplement 1:2003 Structural design actions - Part 3: Snow and ice actions - Commentary (Supplement to AS/NZS 1170.3:2003)

CURRENT
1.2.2.3
Where appropriate, the environmental loads shall include the following: …Snow loads in accordance with AS/NZS 1170 (and supplements);…

AS/NZS 3012:2010 Electrical installations - Construction and demolition sites

CURRENT
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 3012 Electrical installations-Construction and demolition sites...

AS/NZS 1337.1:2010 Personal eye-protection - Eye and face protectors for occupational applications

CURRENT
9.1.1
Table 15 contains a general list of applicable relevant standards a number of which have been consulted in the preparation of the BPG. Additional information on particular standards and specific referencing are contained at various points throughout this

AS/NZS 1170.2:2002 Structural design actions - Wind actions

SUPERSEDED
1.2.1.1
Relevant standards are those related to… …This includes but is not limited to the following: ...AS/NZS 1170.2 Structural design actions - Wind actions...
1.2.2.3 Environmental loads
Where appropriate, the environmental loads shall include the following: Wind loads in accordance with AS/NZS 1170 (and supplements)...
6.13.3 Falsework design
In determining what information to consult and how to approach falsework design, no single document provides all the answers. Sources of information for scaffolders, chartered and design engineers include: …AS/NZS 1170 parts 0 - 3 and NZS 1170.5; ...