Information is provided in satisfaction of the following terms of reference:- to consider and advise on the technical, safety and other aspects of the design, manufacture, erection and maintenance of temporary load bearing falsework used to support formwork or permanent structures, particularly bridges, during construction, and, in particular, to: (a) identify any inadequacies in present knowledge, standards and practices, recommend such steps as may be needed, and indicate an order of priority; (b) draw up interim technical criteria, for use in advance of the publication of a British standard code of practice, together with such procedural guidance as the committee may consider appropriate; (c) recommend what research and development should be carried out in the short and long term; and (d) advise as to the training, organisational and manpower implications of the committee's recommendations. The situation is first put into historical perspective. The technical reasons for collapse, and procedural inadequacies are discussed, and information is presented on technical recommendations, recommended procedures, training and manpower. The case studies considered by the committee are discussed in an appendix. The committee make specific recommendations, and express the hope that improvements in the standards of falsework in Great Britain will follow, and also that some of the recommendations may benefit those who work in the construction industry in activities outside the scope of this immediate enquiry. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Her Majesty Stationary Office

    49 High Holborn
    London WC1V 6HB,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Bragg, S L
  • Publication Date: 1976-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 151 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142096
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM