Trussed rafters: the off-site product delivering health and safety best practice
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Nick Boulton highlights the benefits of off-site manufactured products and the health and safety practices of Trussed Rafter Association members.
Article from Timber 2019 Industry Yearbook
Widely used for a range of building types, trussed rafters are an economical, versatile and straightforward solution to providing a roof to a building.
Trussed rafters are individually designed prefabricated structural components made from strength-graded timber members of the same thickness, joined together with punched metal plate connectors....
Trussed Rafters have become part of the modern building vocabulary. Around 95% of all new house roofs are constructed using trussed rafters as are an increasing proportion of roofs for nondomestic premises such as offices, retail outlets, hospital extensions, leisure developments etc.
This product Data Sheet has been produced...
Health and safety policy for the loading, haulage, delivery and erection of trussed rafters on site - A definition of responsibilities
The Guidelines have been developed in association with the Health & Safety Executive as a voluntary code of practice for the Trussed Rafter industry.
- Loading trusses
- Haulage of trusses
- Unloading, transport on site and storage of trussed rafters
- Construction of roofs: Building design - the CDM regulations ...