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Fire Rated

Technical Notes




Adscaff design tensile strength exceeds the Workplace Health and Safety ‘minimum tensile breaking force requirement of 2 kilo-newton’s (kN) per strand’ whilst incorporating an additional AS/NZS 1170 variability factor of kt of 1.33. Tensile strength as tested through NATA accredited testers ‘Melbourne Testing Services’ recorded 3.2 kN and 2.9 kN breaking force per strand in the longitudinal and transverse directions respectively exceeding the base 2kN requirement.




Adscaff when installed as recommended on a structure suitably restrained will resist design wind speeds of up to 100km/h (28 m/s) in accordance with AS/NZS 1170.2 principles and AS/ NZ 1170.2 over unsupported spans of 2400mm.  


To achieve this rating a fixing tie with a 200 N design pull-off strength should be used to connect Adscaff to the scaffold installing 4 fixings per m2 making it no different from traditional containment mesh with a 50mm x 50mm grid pattern. 




Adscaff is designed to withstand the effects of normal weather conditions when installed correctly such as sun, wind and rain with an outer protective fabric rated to ISO 4892-3:2013. 


UV print will retain colour fastness for up to 3 years meaning your print and fabric strength is guaranteed to surpass the recommended 18 months Adscaff serviceability period. Adscaff backing substrate is designed to outperform both the print itself and the protective outer face.



Adscaff flammability index score is 6 and has been thoroughly tested in the harshest production conditions possible. Adcsaff has zero possibility of fueling a fire







In all applications Adscaff assumes its installation will be on a suitably designed scaffold or structure and connected with 4 fixings per m2 with a 200 N design pull-off strength. The suitability must always be verified by the certifying engineer with the design of the supporting structure. 




Adscaff products have a recommended lifespan of 18 months on site* free from defect from time of purchase. Adscaff is produced on demand to ISO 9001 principles ensuring each roll of containment mesh is current with production date printed on the left and right end tabs. 


While Adscaff can be rolled up, transported and re-installed on as many jobs as desired within its 18- month lifespan we recommend single job use only for demolition applications. 


Adscaff product longevity is based on installation following the below recommendations:




This containment mesh should be installed reasonably flat and tort taking some care to eliminate sag before fixing off for best visual affect. Ties with a 200 N design pull off strength are required on each standard and every floor level. Four fixings must be installed on average per square metre evenly dispersed. Cutting Adscaff is not encouraged. Rolls are available in multiple standard lengths and custom sizes are also available should access points be required. When vertical cutting is required at the end of an installation bay the preferred method of termination is to roll back any excess material and securely tie off. When a vertical roll cut is necessary this must be clear of the vertical and horizontal substrate intersections to maintain containment strength. Cutting must be vertical in nature and not angular.  




Adscaff containment mesh and fixings should not be tampered with, moved or adjusted by anyone other than the suitably qualified scaffold installation team. As part of site safety walks/inspections Adscaff should be visually checked for any lose connections back to the scaffold, tearing/fraying of material or any damage or notable lack of connections. These must be reported immediately to the site supervisor. An installation date must be recorded and referenced against the date of production to ensure Adscaff on site is within its 18 month serviceability period.  




In the unlikely event that Adscaff is damaged on site by a penetrating force or cut in a location other than the end of a bay, it should be replaced immediately. To ensure continuous protection and containment a section of Adscaff should be installed over the affected area to extend (overlap) 150mm further than the last intact vertical and horizontal substrate member. UV rated zip ties or tie wire should be used at every fourth grid intersection around the entire patch perimeter to connect your repair mesh to the damaged Adscaff. Repair kits are available in various sizes should these be required to be kept on site.


* On site refers to normal site conditions that endure normal temperature and climate variations. Care should be taken to look after your containment mesh as best as practical and complete routine maintenance as would be complete with any safety product or mechanism.


Artwork Requirements & Corporate Colours


Creating accurate artwork suitable for reproduction is key to producing perfect print results. If you need assistance or would like to discuss how to setup your artwork to optimise results, please call our artwork department on 1300 765 767. If you require specific product samples please contact our artwork department and we would be happy to assist with you compile these.


Adscaff rolls are delivered with a print preview slip attached to the roll so the artwork can easily be derived along with left and right tabs printed on the roll ends making it easy for installers to identify which end they want to commence installation from.


With regards to new artwork there are two main avenues “Print Ready Artwork” vs “Let Adphence Create your Artwork”.


If you’re sending us print ready artwork


1. Create your artwork in Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw. Set the file size to 1/10 scale (1m = 10cm).  

2. All colours to be set to cmyk (rgb or spot colours are not accepted, you must match your desired colours to the closest cmyk mix).  

3. Ensure all important graphics, logos and text are kept clear from the perimeter and well inside the trim edge.  

4. All logos should be placed into the artwork as vector artwork. Avoid image-based logo files where ever possible.  

5. Ensure all images to be embedded into artwork as cmyk tif files at a minimum of 300dpi and a maximum of 600dpi. Where possible, crop the images to the desired size and avoid scaling them within the artwork program.  

6. Avoid using complex or multiple ‘effects’ on text or graphics. If effects are used, ‘flatten layers’ before saving your file as a print ready pdf.  

7. All artworks should be saved and supplied as an editable pdf at a minimum of 300dpi and maximum of 600dpi. Ensure all text is converted to outline, all colours in your file are cmyk, then save your file as a print ready pdf without bleed or crop marks.


If you require us to create your artwork


1. Supply all your logos as vector files in pdf or .eps formats. Avoid image based logo files where ever possible.  

2. Supply all images at 300dpi-600dpi at the largest file size you have available, but no smaller than 10% of desired print size at 300dpi.  

3. If you require us to source images for you, please provide a description of the subject and style of image you require. Where possible supply an image reference to provide an indication of the sort of image you would like.  

4. Provide all text via email or in a Word doc file to be included in the design. Highlight any wording and contact details you would like to be most prominent. Please check your spelling and use of capitals prior to sending.  

5. Supply a copy of any corporate fonts required in your design.  

6. Supply a list of any corporate colours or colour-ways you’d like to be included in your design 

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