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    Hi,what do you lads think of people putting notches in scaff boards.Me I find it rubbish and a waste.Seen some recently that have nearly half the board notched out and in some cases even more.I find it bad practice personally and I’ve worked in plenty of refinery’s and offshore but always found a way to get around pipe work without destroying the boards.

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    A last resort, or a Friday afternoon shot when someone’s made a c@nt of setting it out.

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    Once the board is notched in width, it no longer meets BS2482:2009 standard

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellon941 View Post
    Once the board is notched in width, it no longer meets BS2482:2009 standard
    This. And to be fair if you set it out right and make sure the brickies are aware that cutting your boards will result in pleasantries then it shouldn't need to happen!

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    Normally an activity carried out by those who can’t set out a job properly.
    **** practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcg172 View Post
    Normally an activity carried out by those who can’t set out a job properly.
    **** practice.
    depends on the job, sometimes it reduces the gap to the front of a drainpipe without leaving an excessive gap to the front

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    But the same can be achieved using short boards either side of a ‘drainpipe’. In my opinion it’s just being bone idle - not putting the extra transoms in place, finding and fixing the short boards. It would take about five mins per lift, per obstacle and a lot cheaper than cutting a board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcg172 View Post
    But the same can be achieved using short boards either side of a ‘drainpipe’. In my opinion it’s just being bone idle - not putting the extra transoms in place, finding and fixing the short boards. It would take about five mins per lift, per obstacle and a lot cheaper than cutting a board.
    I agree to some extent, it can be lazy and is cheaper than cutting boards down. Sometimes it's dependent on the diameter of the downspout, if its 6 inches to the front then that could leave a gap bigger than 50mm which should really be covered or a system of work put in place where no one can access beneath the scaffold.

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    Agreed that it's bad practice any good Scaff will accommodate for it on the base out etc but tbh sometimes it's unavoidable like a gas pipe that starts up the building or other things attached and usually on old buildings that are leaning in or out and by the time you are 6 lift's up you either lose or gain a Inside board or have to notch one round the standards to make it fit I would rather notch a board then lay tubes and clip them in the gaps that is the worst thing ever 3-4 tubes clipped to the tranny's as a infill.alot of firms have half boards now cut professionally length ways,I doubt that they are tg20 compliant etc but they do the job

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    Will you all stop talking bollox

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