• Sub base in good condition?

  • Sole plates in place?

  • Adjustable jacks/base plates?

  • Caster wheels (with brakes)

  • Engineers certificates on record?

  • Unused components correctly stored

  • Mesh to access stairs

  • Planks (full decks)

  • Required permits on record

  • Toe boards installed

  • Handrails installed

  • Mesh guards installed

  • Access provided (ladders etc)

  • Ladder secured

  • Access stairs with handrails

  • Scaffold tag displayed

  • Scaffold clean/clear for access

Scaffolder inspection

  • Correct number of work platforms

  • Ties

  • Diagonal, transverse and plan bracing

  • Planks lapped to regs

  • Correct distance from electrical (to regs)

  • Diagonal bracing

  • Correct distance from workface

  • Scaffold not overloaded

  • Ticketed scaffolders

FALSEWORK INSPECTION CHECKLIST (as for scaffolding plus)

  • Engineers report

  • Vertical and horizontal loading safety factors incorporated

  • Calculations and design criteria (recorded)

  • Sure lock pins in all frames

  • Pins in all props

  • Extension on U-heads and jacks within limits

  • All components free from patent defects
    i) straight
    ii) not overly pitted
    iii) not overly rusted

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