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Best Practice

Scaffold Board Gaps

This best practice should be considered at all construction projects.

  • Inner boards must be secured to maintain a 50mm gap by using items such as a putlog coupler or restraining clip on items such as Van Theil adjustable transoms.
  • There maybe times when it is necessary to cover or infill the gap between the boards caused by the inner row of standards.
  • Best practice is to use proprietary infill strips such as the GapClamp™ or PAR Scaffolding Gap Protector.
  • NASC TG12:17 Tying down of scaffold boards offers further guidance.

Pat Boyle

Managing Director