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New Scaffolding standard AS 4576 now available

The revised edition of Australian & New Zealand Standard  AS 4576, Guidelines for Scaffolding, has been published as a 2020 edition and is available for purchase from SAI Global.


AS 4576 has been a general training tool for Scaffolding and is often specified as a compliance document in general scaffolding applications.

The major changes in the revised edition are as follows:

  1. Now solely an Australian Standard;
  2. The format and structure of the Standard has been revised;
  3. Guidance has been added for working over water;
  4. Guidance has been added for using bay extension (hop-up) platforms and tie bars;
  5. The guidance for training has been updated and no longer covers Training and Competency requirements as such information is provided by relevant statutory/regulatory authorities;
  6. Guidance for Suspended Scaffolds (Swing Stages) has been removed and is provided in AS/NZS 1576.4;
  7. Guidance for Mast Climbing Work Platforms has been removed and is provided in AS 2550.16.


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