Audit

17.22. Scaffolding Checklist.

17.22.1. Are scaffolds constructed and erected only by qualified and trained personnel? Reference
17.3.1

17.22.2. Are scaffold footings and anchorages designed to support the maximum intended load
without settling or displacement? Reference 17.3.2

17.22.3. Is the use of unstable objects such as barrels, boxes, loose brick or concrete blocks to
support scaffolds or planks prohibited? Reference 17.3.2

17.22.4. Are guardrails installed on open sides and ends of platforms 4 feet or more (and toeboards if
10 feet or more) above the working level? Reference 17.3.3.1

17.22.5. Is a wire mesh screen installed between the toeboard and guardrail along the entire length of
opening where persons work or pass beneath the scaffold? Reference 17.3.3.2.5

17.22.6. Is the scaffolding designed to support at least four (4) times the intended load? Reference
17.3.4

17.22.7. Is scaffolding maintained in good condition and are parts inspected prior to their use?
Reference 17.3.6

17.22.8. Are deficiencies such as missing parts or members; broken, bent or rusted parts; or any
other condition that could affect the integrity of the scaffold, repaired or replaced immediately?
Reference 17.3.6

17.22.9. Are scaffold pole, legs or uprights plumb and securely and rigidly braced to prevent
swaying and displacement? Reference 17.3.13

17.22.10. Do personnel involved in erection, maintenance and teardown of overhead scaffolding
wear hard hats? Reference 17.3.15

17.22.11. Are measures taken to protect workers during adverse weather conditions? Reference
17.3.17

17.22.12. Are tools, materials and debris that could create a hazard prohibited from accumulating on
scaffolding? Reference 17.3.18

17.22.13. Is the use of shore scaffolds or lean-to scaffolds prohibited? Reference 17.3.21

17.22.14. When protection of wooden parts on a scaffold is required, is clear vanish, lacquer or
shellac used, and the use of paint prohibited? Reference 17.3.26

17.22.15. Is scaffolding that is excessively heavy, bulky or awkward moved with the assistance of
other workers or mechanical handling equipment to prevent injury to workers? Reference 17.3.27

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.