First draft for input from the community.
Over the past year the Temporary Works Forum Australia have modified the Clients guide to temporary works developed by the TWf (UK) so that it may be applicable to a wider audience than just practitioners within the UK. Some prescriptive elements of BS5975:2019, code of practice for temporary works procedures and the permissible stress design of falsework, have been removed giving clients and designers flexibility to assign roles that are prescribed by legislation in the UK. The purpose of this document is to help the industry, ensure all roles in delivery of temporary works are filled, assess, consequence of failure risk, design risks, execution risks and to properly assess scope of works.
We would appreciate feedback from members of our community to help improve this guidance. Please go to 'Forums' to leave comment.
Preface from ABCB
"The ABCB has developed this Standard to enable State or Territory authorities responsible for regulatory matters associated with temporary structures to use it as the primary document of reference for temporary structures to be applied nationally.
This Standard is intended for use in the design, construction and the use of temporary structures. It provides cirteria for structural safety (particularly determining appropriate wind actions), fire safety (including fire resistance of materials, fire safety services and equipment, and agress), access, sanitary facilities and certain ancillary provisions"
Publications are still in development. Documents in the following areas are expected to be published for peer review by all members in the course of 2021:
- Temporary Works Definition
- Temporary Works Guidelines
- Temporary Works Brief Template
- Temporary Works Regulations in Australia
- Temporary Works Procedural Control