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New decking guide from the BCSA

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The BCSA has recently published a new guide on the installation of deep deck profiles aimed at specifiers, designers and installers.

Pete Walker, BCSA Health & Safety Manager, said deep decking profiles differ from traditional shallow decking as they are single span and generally sit on the bottom flange of supporting beams with pre-fitted end diaphragms.

“Deep decking requires a completely different method of work for site installation and that’s why we have published this new guide.”

The advantage of using deep decking is that it will span greater distances without propping than shallow decking. However, the additional site work associated with the installation of diaphragms and closures does not necessarily mean it is slower and more labour intensive.

The guide also covers fall protection; weather conditions; supporting structure; edge protection; access systems for installing diaphragm end plates, and temporary propping.

The guide, inclusive of p&p, costs £5.00 for BCSA members and £7.50 for non BCSA members in the UK and is available from don.thornicroft@ or from the web site 

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