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

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