Scaffolding Safety Inspection
Description of work
Is the scaffold on a solid base?
REFERENCE: Good example of scaffold on a solid base
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Does each stand have a base plate?
Are sole plates of the correct dimension being used?
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
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?
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?
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
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?
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?
Is the scaffold correct for its intended use?
Are loads on the scaffold evenly distributed?
Are stacked materials secure?
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?
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?
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?
Recommended scaffolding tag
Recommendations or other requirements