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Trestle Ladder Scaffolds Standard AS 1576.5 2021 has been published

The HRIA would like to inform members that Australian Standard AS1576.5, “Prefabricated Trestle & Trestle Ladder Scaffolds” has been published as a 2021 edition and is available for purchase online, either from Standards Australia, SAI Global or Techstreet – see weblinks below:




The new 2021 edition includes the following technical changes from the previous 1995 edition:

  1. Now solely an Australian Standard (AS 1576.5);
  2. Title changed to “Prefabricated Trestle & Trestle Ladder Scaffolds”
  3. The format and structure of the Standard has been revised;
  4. Splitheads have been removed.
  5. Design, operational and testing requirements for trestle ladder scaffolds have been included.
  6. Special duty rating and associated minimum width of working platform for trestle scaffolds has been deleted.
  7. Additional test procedures have been included in normative appendices.


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