14 August 2016
What standards exist for fire treating scaffold boards?
Scaffold board treatment should now be done to BS EN 13501-1:2007 (fire classification of construction products and building elements), rather than the old BS 476 classifications. Euroclass test methodologies are more robust in evaluating fire performance as they are based on a measure of heat release, fire growth rate, flame spread, smoke and flaming droplets.
There are then two classes of treatment:
Euroclass B (old class 0)
Euroclass C (old class 1)
For almost all situations Eurocla...