• DFI Europe
  • DFI India
  • DFI Trust

EFFC/DFI Working Platforms Task Group

Formed to educate on improvement of the design, installation and maintenance of temporary working platforms.

Group Chair

Peter Faust, Dipl.-Ing.
Malcolm Drilling Company, Inc.
[email protected]

Peter Faust has 30 years of professional experience in the design and construction of foundations. He graduated from Technical University Graz in Austria with a Masters in Geotechnical Engineering. After being involved in project management and engineering of large and complex infrastructure projects in Asia and Europe he did join Malcolm in 2006. He is responsible for business development, strategic planning, and managing corporate communications, and marketing. He serves as DFI’s Trustee and has also contributed to the efforts of EFFC and DFI publishing a series of 3 guidelines about Tremie Concrete, Support Fluid and Working Platforms for Deep Foundations.

Guide to Working Platforms

On a typical construction site, the provision of a safe surface to work on involves and affects a number of the contracting parties (the client; principal designer; general contractor; specialty contractor; platform designer; platform installer or earthworks contractor; platform tester and platform maintainer), and as a consequence, the organisation of its design, installation and maintenance can be complex. As it concerns money and liability it is often a contentious issue, but nonetheless one that needs to be addressed. This document takes each step in turn and describes what good practice is, with reference to documents and resources that have been made available through the EFFC and DFI. In compiling this information responses have been collated from foundation contractors from; France, United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Hungary, Italy and Sweden, USA and Canada.

DFI/EFFC – Working Platform Task Group Field Research Study (FRS)#1

The European Federation of Foundation Contractors (EFFC) and The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) have set up a Task Group to work on the second edition of the Guide for Working Platforms, first published in January 2020.