Scaffold Boards fall under the British Standard BS2482 and must comply and have the relevant certification in order to be used on construction projects in the UK.
Scaffold Board Specifications
All timber scaffold boards supplied by George Roberts are 38mm thick x 225mm wide and are either machine or visually graded as per the requirements of BS2482, our compliance with this scaffold board standard is monitored and audited on a yearly basis by the NASC (National Access Scaffolding Confederation) and in house quality checks are undertaken on every delivery.
Scaffolding Boards produced from timber also must be fitted with steel end bands which carry a traceability code and confirm compliance to BS2482.
Scaffold Board Standards & Sustainability
With the environment and sustainability in mind, timber scaffold boards must be sustainably sourced. To ensure this, George Roberts hold the PFEC Accreditation and is audited annually to ensure systems are in place to make sure every piece of timber sourced is done responsibly.
The PEFC Chain of Custody is the process of handling information on the origin of forest-based products and allows an organisation to make accurate and verifiable claims on the content of sustainably certified material. This proves that each step of the supply chain from the forest to the end user has been monitored closely through independent auditing according to scaffolding best practices.
Regular Inspection and Maintenance
Routine inspections of timber scaffold boards are necessary to identify any signs of wear, tear, or damage. Addressing issues promptly and carrying out necessary repairs will ensure the scaffold boards remain safe and functional for longer.
Setting your team up for success requires regular audits, certifications and maintenance. Read our guide on the standard sizes of scaffold boards to help you make the right decision for your DIY project. Our advice on the best practices for keeping scaffold boards sustainable and up to the correct scaffold board standards will make a difference in your project plan in the long-run.