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This Guide provides information on the design, construction and dismantling of formwork.
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This Guide provides information on designing, erecting, using and dismantling formwork. It is part of a series of guides for formwork and falsework that includes the:
Formwork means the surface of the form and framing used to contain and shape wet concrete until it is self-supporting.
Formwork includes the forms on or within which the concrete is poured and the frames and bracing which provide stability. Although commonly referred to as part of the formwork assembly, the joists, bearers, bracing, foundations and footings are technically referred to as falsework.
Further information is in the Guide to falsework.
Formwork construction may involve high risk activities like operating powered mobile plant like cranes, working at height and excavating foundations.