Last edited 08 Feb 2017

PAS 8811:2017 Temporary works

Publicly Available Specifications (PAS) are fast-track standards, specifications, codes of practice or guidelines developed by sponsoring organisations to meet an immediate market need. They set industry-wide standards and are produced collaboratively by key stakeholders. If a majority consensus can be achieved, and if they are endorsed by BSI, then PAS function as if they are British Standards.

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PAS 8811:2017 Temporary works – Major infrastructure client procedures – Code of practice was published by BSI in January 2017. It is one of two PAS’s sponsored by HS2 and the Temporary Works Forum and can be used in conjunction with PAS 8812 Temporary works – Application of European Standards in design – Guide, which gives guidance on the application of European standards in the fields of structural and geotechnical temporary works design.

PAS 8811:2017 provides guidance on procedures for temporary works aimed explicitly at major infrastructure clients. It complements, and is intended to be used in conjunction with, BS 5975 Code of practice for temporary works procedures and the permissible stress design of falsework expanding areas where there is limited information provided for major infrastructure projects.

It gives recommendations about procedures for temporary works and temporary conditions of permanent works during construction and covers; processes, roles, responsibilities, competences and documentation.

It establishes a unified approach across all stages of a project and eliminates unnecessary procedures and conflicts to ensure there is clarity and delays are minimised during compliance and approvals and other necessary procedures.

Orgnaisations that contributed to the PAS include; Aecom, Balfour Beatty, Carillion, CH2M, Costain, Crossrail, Groundforce, the Health & Safety Executive, HS2, Highways England, the Institution of Civil Engineers, Kier, London Underground, Morgan Sindall, Mott McDonald, National Access & Scaffolding Confederation (NASC), National Grid, Network Rail, Skanska, Tideway and Tony Gee & Partners.

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