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Scaffolding Safety Inspection

General Information
Type of scaffolding

Description of work

Take a photo of it
Base

Is the scaffold on a solid base?

REFERENCE: Good example of scaffold on a solid base
[This is an example of how you can use iAuditor to include best practice reference images in your templates to assist with inspections]

scaffold on a solid base.jpg

Does each stand have a base plate?

Are sole plates of the correct dimension being used?

Height

Are free-standing tower scaffold steadied with guy wire according to regulations requirements for its height?

Are safety cage needed around vertical ladder based on height according to regulatory requirements?

Are perimeter placed on work surfaces (toe board permanent and temporary height) according to regulatory requirements?

Are perimeter handrail height with a mid-rail around all work platforms according to regulatory requirements?

Are rolling scaffold wheel brakes locked and outriggers extended to maintain maximum height of 3 times the smallest base dimension?

Are toprail based on height according to regulatory requirements?

Are midrails installed approximately halfway between the toprail and the platform surface

Geometry

Are the standards vertical?

Are the ledgers and transoms horizontal?

Are the joints in the standards staggered?

Are the joints in the ledgers staggered?

Are the transoms correctly spaced?

Platforms

Are the supports correctly and evenly distributed?

Are the overhang has the minimum standard size?

Does the board doesn't have creaky sound?

Are lapped boards safe?

Are boards secure?

Bracing

Is the ledger bracing fitted on alternate pairs of standards for the full height of the scaffold?

Is the façade bracing fixed to every lift?

Is the façade bracing fixed to the face of the scaffold at standard intervals?

Is the façade bracing set at standard angle

Tubes and Fittings

Are the tubes and fittings used in good condition?

Have the correct couplers been used?

Are all fittings tightened sufficiently?

Are check couplers fitted as required?

Access

Is access provided to the full height of the scaffold?

Is the ladders positioned at standard angle?

Is the head tied and the feet on a firm base?

Do ladders rise in standard height above platforms?

Loading

Is the scaffold correct for its intended use?

Are loads on the scaffold evenly distributed?

Are stacked materials secure?

Ties

Are sufficient ties used in accordance with safety regulation?

Are ties fixed with a double coupler?

Are ties fixed on both inner and outer ledgers or standards?

Guard Rails and Toe Boards

Are the rails fixed at least 950mm above the platform?

Is the rail fixed a maximum of 470mm above the toe board?

Are toe boards fitted to all platforms and at least 150mm and secure?

Scaffolds Tag

Is the scaffolding tag displayed at the access point?

Has the front of the scaffolding tag been completed correctly?

Have the inspections been written in and signed by the authorized person?

Are the inspection frequencies in accordance with the standard regulations?

Recommendation

Overall Ranking

Recommended scaffolding tag

Recommendations or other requirements

Completion
Inspector's Name and Signature

Scaffolding Safety Checklist

Created by: SafetyCulture Staff | Industry: General | Downloads: 568

Use this template to inspect scaffolding post installation to ensure it is safe for use. Begin the checklist by capturing general information about the structure. Ensure the foundation and base of the scaffolding is secure and check that the height is within safe dimensions. Inspect the platforms, bracing, tubes and standards for proper installation and capture any defects. Check the load capacity and access points for the scaffolding. Finally update the scaffolding tag and capture a photo

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Scaffolding Safety Inspection

General Information
Type of scaffolding

Description of work

Take a photo of it
Base

Is the scaffold on a solid base?

REFERENCE: Good example of scaffold on a solid base
[This is an example of how you can use iAuditor to include best practice reference images in your templates to assist with inspections]

scaffold on a solid base.jpg

Does each stand have a base plate?

Are sole plates of the correct dimension being used?

Height

Are free-standing tower scaffold steadied with guy wire according to regulations requirements for its height?

Are safety cage needed around vertical ladder based on height according to regulatory requirements?

Are perimeter placed on work surfaces (toe board permanent and temporary height) according to regulatory requirements?

Are perimeter handrail height with a mid-rail around all work platforms according to regulatory requirements?

Are rolling scaffold wheel brakes locked and outriggers extended to maintain maximum height of 3 times the smallest base dimension?

Are toprail based on height according to regulatory requirements?

Are midrails installed approximately halfway between the toprail and the platform surface

Geometry

Are the standards vertical?

Are the ledgers and transoms horizontal?

Are the joints in the standards staggered?

Are the joints in the ledgers staggered?

Are the transoms correctly spaced?

Platforms

Are the supports correctly and evenly distributed?

Are the overhang has the minimum standard size?

Does the board doesn't have creaky sound?

Are lapped boards safe?

Are boards secure?

Bracing

Is the ledger bracing fitted on alternate pairs of standards for the full height of the scaffold?

Is the façade bracing fixed to every lift?

Is the façade bracing fixed to the face of the scaffold at standard intervals?

Is the façade bracing set at standard angle

Tubes and Fittings

Are the tubes and fittings used in good condition?

Have the correct couplers been used?

Are all fittings tightened sufficiently?

Are check couplers fitted as required?

Access

Is access provided to the full height of the scaffold?

Is the ladders positioned at standard angle?

Is the head tied and the feet on a firm base?

Do ladders rise in standard height above platforms?

Loading

Is the scaffold correct for its intended use?

Are loads on the scaffold evenly distributed?

Are stacked materials secure?

Ties

Are sufficient ties used in accordance with safety regulation?

Are ties fixed with a double coupler?

Are ties fixed on both inner and outer ledgers or standards?

Guard Rails and Toe Boards

Are the rails fixed at least 950mm above the platform?

Is the rail fixed a maximum of 470mm above the toe board?

Are toe boards fitted to all platforms and at least 150mm and secure?

Scaffolds Tag

Is the scaffolding tag displayed at the access point?

Has the front of the scaffolding tag been completed correctly?

Have the inspections been written in and signed by the authorized person?

Are the inspection frequencies in accordance with the standard regulations?

Recommendation

Overall Ranking

Recommended scaffolding tag

Recommendations or other requirements

Completion
Inspector's Name and Signature