TRADLOK is a scaffold system which utilises a locking device that is formed by a captive bottom cup welded to the standards at 500 mm intervals. Ledgers, transoms and associated items have blade ends, which are located into the captive bottom cup. A top cup is then rotated down and locked into place with a hammer blow, giving a rigid and secure connection.
The system has no loose fittings or wedges, and requires no further levelling once the base lift has been set out. It is generally faster to erect, adapt and dismantle than other system scaffolds.
TRADLOK can be used with three types of platform; the Access System uses standard 38mm thick scaffold boards, while the Omega System uses either 63mm thick timber battens or 57mm thick steel battens. This system can be used for all types of access scaffold work, from the basic to the complex.
Through calculation and independent testing, the system has proved to meet or exceed all the required criteria to satisfy both BS EN 12810 and BS EN 12811.
The system has passed the rigorous NASC audit process and is fully compliant with their Code of Practice. It is also a Construction Industry Scaffolder’s Record Scheme (CISRS) approved system, enabling recognised training to be undertaken. The TRADLOK System has a detailed erection guide including sections on component recognition, tying points, safe heights and safety notes.
This is only an overview of the TRADLOK components. For further information, please contact your local TRAD Hire & Sales depot.
These items form the vertical members of the scaffold and are made from 48.3 mm diameter x 3.2 mm thick high-grade steel tube. They incorporate cups which are the fixing points for the ledgers, transoms and ancillary items.
A combined jack and base plate designed for levelling the scaffold where the ground or foundation levels vary. These are adjusted by winding the collar up and down the threaded stem.
These are horizontal members that form the ledgers and structural transoms of the system. They incorporate symmetrical blade ends that allow ledgers and transoms to be completely interchangeable and quick to assemble. Horizontals locate into the cups of the standards to form the basic bay sizes.
Used where 38 mm scaffold boards require intermediate support, they span between the inner and outer ledgers and are secured in place by a locking device at one end, to prevent movement during use.
This component forms the face bracing of the scaffold. Braces come in differing lengths to suit combined bay sizes and lift heights. Each end has a swivel blade, which allows for easy location within the node joint.
This specially designed component forms the shape of an inverted ‘T’, which fits between the standards, to form the lateral spacing, and to support the platform battens. This item locates into the cups of the standards in the same way as TRADLOK access ledger / transoms.
A full range of galvanised steel battens (57mm deep x 238mm wide) can be used to form the working platform within the Omega System, with no intermediate supports being required. Surface is a non-slip dimple finish for greater slip resistance during inclement weather. These components are available for both hire and sale.
Omega timber battens (63mm deep x 225mm nominal width) can be used in place of the Omega steel battens to create working platforms. As with the steel batten no intermediate supports are required. A full range of battens is available, each comes complete with nailed, steel end bands and all are compliant with BS 2482. These components are only available for sale.
Stated weights may vary due to moisture content.
This unique, patented product is a composite panel used as an alternative to traditional guardrails, toe boards and brick guards. This item locates into the cups on the standards in the normal way, as a combined single unit.
The TRADLOK Safety Panel is available on both a sale and hire basis, and can be used with both the Access and Omega systems.
These components are designed to increase the overall working platform from five boards to six, seven or eight boards wide, by supporting additional boards beyond the inside face of the scaffold. The two and three board brackets incorporate a cup to locate an additional inside ledger, which links adjacent brackets, to prevent movement. There is also the location point for a handrail post, if required. Brackets are available in both Access and Omega Systems.
These items are located at the standards, to provide support to a single inside batten or board.
Used to create a 90-degree corner, this unit fits between a pair of standards and over the ledger of the adjacent scaffold, creating a return bay. The other side of the transom incorporates a conventional Omega section, to receive timber or steel battens.
A transom unit, with an Omega profile across part of the width, is used to support short battens at a ladder opening. They are fixed with a claw at one end, and a half coupler at the other, to allow secure positioning to the Ledger.
This item must only be used in conjunction with Omega Transoms and Omega Steel Battens or Omega Timber Battens.
These units allow inside platforms at internal corner returns. They locate into the cups of the hop-up brackets, providing corner support. Infill with timber cut to size.
To be used with Omega timber or steel battens only, this item is designed to locate on top of the Omega transom, allowing stop-end and corner toeboards to be fitted on the outside of the scaffold platform.
For use with Omega timber or steel battens only, this item locates around the standards and locks the toeboards rigidly in position.