General Scaffold Inspection Checklist

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SCAFFOLD CHECKLIST

Scaffold erection coordinated by a competent worker.

Scaffold square, straight, and plumb in all directions.

All scaffold components present, tight and secure.

No tubes or members over-extended and hazardous.

Leveling adjustment screws extended less than 0.3 meters and lock nuts tightened.

Base plates and screws firmly supported on all legs. -mudsills-

Tower tied to rigid support horizontally and vertically according to regulatory requirements.

Free-standing tower scaffold steadied with guy wire according to regulations requirements for its height.

Platform planking cleated on the underside at each end with wood or angle iron.

Platform planking tied down securely.

Platform planking maximum span 2.4 meters for heavy duty and 3.0 meters for light duty.

Vertical ladder securely fastened in place.

Safety cage needed around vertical ladder based on height according to regulatory requirements.

Perimeter placed on work surfaces — toe board permanent, and temporary height according to regulatory requirements.

Perimeter handrail height with a mid-rail around all work platforms according to regulatory requirements.

Separate rope or handline in place at all platforms to raise and lower tools or material.

Warning devices/signs provided if erected over walkways or roadways (flashing lights, reflective tape streamers, or area is roped off).

Minimum clearance from overhead power lines maintained as per Occupational Health and Safety Legislation.

Rolling scaffold wheel brakes locked and outriggers extended to maintain the maximum height of 3 times the smallest base dimension.

Separate ladders being used for scaffold access.

Scaffold constructed & maintained according to certified engineered specifications and drawings.

COMPLETION

Recommendations

Full Name and Signature of the Inspector

General Scaffold Inspection Checklist

Ensure workers safety while working at scaffolds. Check scaffold components like base plates, railings, and platforms if installed properly and in good working condition. Capture photo evidence of damaged or defective items and assign corrective actions to another competent person while performing the inspection.

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Audit

SCAFFOLD CHECKLIST

Scaffold erection coordinated by a competent worker.

Scaffold square, straight, and plumb in all directions.

All scaffold components present, tight and secure.

No tubes or members over-extended and hazardous.

Leveling adjustment screws extended less than 0.3 meters and lock nuts tightened.

Base plates and screws firmly supported on all legs. -mudsills-

Tower tied to rigid support horizontally and vertically according to regulatory requirements.

Free-standing tower scaffold steadied with guy wire according to regulations requirements for its height.

Platform planking cleated on the underside at each end with wood or angle iron.

Platform planking tied down securely.

Platform planking maximum span 2.4 meters for heavy duty and 3.0 meters for light duty.

Vertical ladder securely fastened in place.

Safety cage needed around vertical ladder based on height according to regulatory requirements.

Perimeter placed on work surfaces — toe board permanent, and temporary height according to regulatory requirements.

Perimeter handrail height with a mid-rail around all work platforms according to regulatory requirements.

Separate rope or handline in place at all platforms to raise and lower tools or material.

Warning devices/signs provided if erected over walkways or roadways (flashing lights, reflective tape streamers, or area is roped off).

Minimum clearance from overhead power lines maintained as per Occupational Health and Safety Legislation.

Rolling scaffold wheel brakes locked and outriggers extended to maintain the maximum height of 3 times the smallest base dimension.

Separate ladders being used for scaffold access.

Scaffold constructed & maintained according to certified engineered specifications and drawings.

COMPLETION

Recommendations

Full Name and Signature of the Inspector