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Third party report

Final report of the Advisory Committee on Falsework (Bragg report)

Publisher: Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Published: 1 January 1975


The current basic philosophy of the use and operation of the temporary works used to support insitu concrete, precast units and steelwork, better known as 'falsework', was established following a major collapse in 1972 of a falsework structure on the River Loddon, near Reading. In this incident, three operatives were killed.

The subsequent Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO) report, better known as the Bragg report, published in 1975, set requirements for erection and stability of these temporary structures. The recommendations were substantially incorporated into the British Standard Code of Practice in 1982.

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