Platforms on scaffolding structures are generally formed using a type of board, which are placed along the length of the scaffold lift. They are supported at centres which are determined by the board type and / or the scaffold load class. Scaffold boards are most typically made from timber, although other varieties such as plastic and galvanised steel are available.
All of TRAD Hire & Sale’s timber boards come from certified sustainable sources.
The stated weights of timber boards may vary due to moisture content.
Complying with BS 2482, these boards have a nominal thickness of 38mm, are 225mm wide and are available in varying lengths up to 3.9m (13’). They must be supported at a target span of every 1.2m.
This class of board may be visually or machine graded and has the following information on the end band:
– The number and year of the British Standard, i.e BS 2482:2009.
– The identification mark of the supplier.
– The letter M or V denoting machine or visual grading.
– The word support, followed by the target span in metres.
Grade ‘A’ boards are graded to an industry / manufacturer’s standard, which may be either visual or machine grading. These boards have a nominal thickness of 38mm, are 225mm wide and are available in varying lengths up to 3.9m (13’). Grade ‘A’ boards have a maximum support span of 1.2m.
This type of treated board is flame retardant to BS EN 13501-1, most commonly to Class C although treatment to Class B is possible.
Plastic scaffold boards can have a longer service life than traditional timber boards as they have a better resistance to water, rot and most chemicals. They can also be used in clean environments, such as pharmaceutical plants.
Complying to BS EN 12811, these galvanised steel scaffold boards are 225mm wide and 38mm deep and are used as an alternative to traditional scaffold boards, and they offer excellent flame retardant properties.