Scaffold Board Standards & Sustainability
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In the construction industry, scaffold boards play a pivotal role, providing a solid footing for workers as they carry out tasks at elevated levels. Understanding scaffold board specifications, sizes and which sizes are right for you and your projects is crucial for ensuring safety for your workers and the structural integrity of your scaffold systems. This guide delves into scaffold board dimensions, from standard the width; thickness and lengths available.
Scaffold boards come in various sizes, which are tailored to meet the demands of different construction projects and in order to ensure there are no open areas or fall hazards. Here are the key dimensions you should be acquainted with:
The width of scaffold boards is a critical factor that impacts stability and structural integrity. A standard scaffold board typically measures to 9’’ (225mm) in width in order to provide complete coverage between standards. Scaffolding is typically sized by the number of boards wide required, typically being 3 board, 4 board and 5 board with the option to add 1, 2 or 3 inside boards which close the gap between the inside standard of the scaffolding and the building.
Scaffold board lengths vary, but common lengths are 2.4m, 3.0m, and 3.9m but typically quoted in feet – standard stock sizes are 13ft, 10ft, 8ft, 6ft, 5ft 4ft and 3ft. The choice of length depends on the span between the scaffolding frames and the nature of the work being undertaken. You can enquire about which size you may need for your projects by getting in touch with our expert team – always on hand to give advice.
The thickness of a scaffold board is also integral to its strength and durability. Standard scaffold boards have a thickness of 1 ½’’ (38mm), which ensures they can withstand the weight of workers and materials. All scaffold boards supplied by George Roberts undergo stringent quality checks to ensure they are the correct thickness to confirm to the relevant standard which is BS2482.
The diameter of the scaffolding pole is essential as it affects the overall stability of the scaffolding system and is governed by EN39 (4mm Scaffold tube) and EN10219 (3.2mm Scaffold tube). The diameter of a standard scaffolding tube is 48.3mm x either 4.0mm thick or 3.2mm thick high tensile steel. The standard finish is hot dip galvanised.
Understanding the dimensions for scaffold boards is pivotal for ensuring the safety and effectiveness of scaffolding systems on construction sites. To enhance the longevity of the scaffold boards.
In addition to standard Timber Scaffold Boards we also supply alternatives for specific projects where special attention required. We also offer timber scaffold boards that are treated to Euro Class B for Fire Retardancy, Plastic Scaffold Boards for use in “clean” areas such as food processing plants and Galvanised Steel Scaffolding Boards for use particularly on high rise blocks which are being reclad in response to new safety regulations.
Now that you have all the scaffold board dimensions, you can shop for all your scaffold board requirements online on the GR+ Webstore now – available in a range of pack sizes: 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 & 50.
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