Scaffolding Guide

Facade Brace

Facade or sway bracing can be placed continuously across the full face of the scaffold, or placed in a zig-zag (dog leg) fashion across a number of selected bays. Joints in facade braces should be made with sleeve couplers, if joint pins (spigots) are used then each joint must be made strengthened with a lapped tube.

To stop a scaffold from a swaying a facade or sway brace is used. This is a tube fixed at an angle of between 35° and 55° to the face of the scaffold. The facade or sway brace must be fixed at the base and at every lift level, either to the standards or transom ends.
Facade or sway bracing should also be fitted at least every five bays along the scaffold.

It's essential that all scaffold structures are braced in both directions. Facade or sway braces should be fitted from the base to the full height of the scaffold along the outer face.

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