This European Standard specifies performance requirements and limit state design methods for two
design classes of falsework.
It sets out the rules that a designer has to take into account to produce a safe falsework structure.
It also provides information for the person who requires falsework to support a "permanent structure" and who needs to commission its design or supply.
This European Standard also gives information on foundations.
This European Standard does not specify requirements for formwork, although formwork may be a part of the falsework construction. Nor does it provide information on access and working scaffolds, which is given in EN 12811-1:2003.
This European Standard does not provide information about site activities. It does not provide
information about the use of some standardized products, including beams conforming to EN 13377
and props conforming to EN 1065.