Design Drawings.

  • Are Designs Available for structures that are non standard?

  • Has the scaffold been erected in accordance with the design provided?


  • Are the footings provided by the client Suitable for their intended purpose?

  • Is the ground suitable to take the imposed loads of the scaffold?

Standards & Legers.

  • Are all the standards and Ledgers correctly plum or level within the allowed tolerance?

  • Are all joints staggered?

  • Are the lift heights and bay sizes compliant with table 1 of TG20:13


  • Are the lengths of all transoms sufficient?

  • Is there a transom fitted within 300mm of the node point at ledger braced pairs of standards?

  • Are the spacings of transoms correct on boarded and non boarded lifts?

Ledger, facade and plan bracing.

  • Is all bracing connected within 300mm of the node point?

  • Is bracing connected at the correct intervals with suitable sized tube?

  • Is all bracing connected via load bearing fittings?


  • Are all fittings in a suitable condition?


  • Are all ties connected at the correct intervals and have tie tags where applicable?

  • Have preliminary pull tests been carried out?

  • Have proof pull tests been carried out?

Boarded lift.

  • Are there excessive materials left on the boarded lift?

  • Are there any gaps or notches in the boards?

  • Are all boards that are 8ft and under suitably secured?

  • Do all standards project a minimum of 1m through the lift?

  • Are all inside boards suitably secured?

  • Are there any damaged boards?

Handrails, toe boards & Brick guards.

  • Are handrails and toe boards fitted where there is a risk of persons or materials falling?

  • Are handrails and toe boards joined correctly and at the correct height?

  • Are brick guards in a good condition and suitably secured?

  • Is there a requirement for debris netting or mono flex and is it fitted correctly?

Ladder/stair access, scaff tags and signage.

  • Is the ladder the correct length?

  • Is the ladder fixed at the correct angle?

  • Is the means of access suitable according to client spec and ideally located including doorway access?

  • Are scaff tags located at all access points of the scaffold?

  • Is all the necessary signage on display?

Rubbish chutes?

  • Are rubbish chutes fitted correctly and at suitable intervals?


  • Are all spare materials in a neat and tidy condition?

  • Is there a suitable lay down area and is it in a tidy condition?


  • Does the scaffold appear to have been erected in accordance with SG4:10?

  • Is all collective fall prevention equipment in a good condition?

  • Is all personal fall prevention equipment in a good condition?

Projecting tubes.

  • Have all projecting tubes been kept to a minimum and protective caps fitted?

Previous inspection - Closed Out

  • Previous inspection - Closed Out

Sign off

  • Project/Site Manager Signature

  • Auditors signature

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