Briefly suspended entry apparatus (TSAE) aid or comprise employees operating at top on engineering and development websites. BS 5974 provides advice and suggestions on fitting (erecting, changing and dismantling), retaining, reading and utilizing TSAE in a secure demeanour. It additionally units out the tasks of all employees enthusiastic about operating with TSAE.
BS 5974 makes thoughts for the choice, layout, set up, inspection, use and upkeep of briefly put in suspended entry equipment/systems (TSAE), as outlined in BS EN 1808. Non-standard installations also are coated by means of this code.
TSAE could be a operating platform or systems, paintings cage or chair suspended from a suspension rig which might be assembled on the office, used to hold out particular initiatives. TSAE will then be dismantled and faraway from where of labor whilst the explicit initiatives are entire for use elsewhere.
The apparatus spoke of in BS 5974 is usually suspended from metal cord ropes which are hooked up to the outriggers of a suspension rig or different compatible high-level anchor element. it's able to being raised or reduced via a winch or hiking equipment that may be hooked up both to the operating platform(s), paintings cage or chair or be integrated into the suspension rig. The lifting equipment or home equipment might be manually or strength operated. In definite situations, the TSAE could be integrated right into a approach that permits it to be traversed horizontally.
Steeplejacks and steeplejack operations will not be coated in BS 5974. It additionally doesn't disguise completely put in suspended entry apparatus, that apparatus is roofed via BS 6037-1.
Requirements for slung scaffolds, being operating systems on scaffold tubes or cord ropes yet which can't be raised or decreased via the consumer, are contained in BS EN 12811-1.
This model of BS 5974 is an entire revision of the normal, and introduces adjustments as a result following:
• alterations in laws, specifically the creation of the Lifting Operations and Lifting gear rules (LOLER) 1998
• Advances in technology.
This model of BS 5974 replaces BS 5974:1990, that's now withdrawn.
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Extra resources for BS 5974:2010: Code of practice for the planning, design, setting up and use of temporary suspended access equipment
Attention is particularly drawn to the use of pre‑use checks (Regulation 8) and weekly inspections [Regulation 9(3) (b)]. e. g. platform sections) will be used on each installation and the stresses imposed on each component will vary from installation to installation depending on where it is positioned. 1 Reporting and rectification of defects found during thorough examination General NOTE 1 The competent person who carries out the thorough examination has duties under LOLER 1998 , Regulation 10, to produce a written report of the state of the equipment at the time of the thorough examination and to supply copies of this to the user of the TSAE and to the TSAE supplier (if the TSAE is hired).
The selection of the lifting device/winch should be based on the summation of the following. a) That portion of the self‑weight of the TSAE and any lifting appliance attached to it acting on the suspension rope plus the self‑weight of any suspension rope hanging below its suspension point. It should also include the self weight of any wire rope reelers, power supply cable and any other ancillary attached to the platform. b) The maximum load resulting in the suspension rope from the approved number of operatives and associated imposed loads grouped together or adjacent to it or in a cantilevered portion of the deck of the TSAE.
28 • © BSI 2010 BRITISH STANDARD BS 5974:2010 b) An automatic safety device mounted on the suspension wire rope above the winch or lifting device should be fitted with a short length of wire rope attached to a separate anchor point on the platform bypassing the winch or lifting device. c) An independent safety anchor line, suitable fall arrest harness and lanyard should be provided for each occupant of the platform. The safety lines should be secured to separate anchor points. 8b) should be as taut as practicable in order to reduce the dynamic loads imposed on the system should they be required to come into operation.
BS 5974:2010: Code of practice for the planning, design, setting up and use of temporary suspended access equipment