1.0 - Previous Inspection

  • 1.1 - The last safety inspection report has been reviewed and been actioned by the lead scaffolder?

  • 1.2 - Are there any outstanding actions?

2.0 - Training & Compentency

  • 2.1 - Has all the onsite scaffold crew read, and signed the current risk, and method statement?

  • 2.2 - Have any health and safety issues raised by the scaffold crew been correctly dealt with?

  • 2.3 - Is there evidence of safety leadership by lead scaffolder, foreman, or the competent person?

3.0 - Information, Instruction

  • 3.1 - What was the last toolbox talk given?

  • When was the last subject talk given?

  • 3.3 - Is the risk and method statement relevant to the current scaffold task?

4.0 - Material storage and housekeeping

  • 4.1 - Was there evidance of good stacking and storage practices observed

  • 4.2 - Access ways kept clear

  • 4.3 - Is the work zone cordoned off with the safety signs in place?

5.0 - Vehicle Movement controls

  • 5.1 - Traffic routes sufficient for safe and easy movement

  • 5.2 - Vehicles and pedestrians segregated

  • 5.3 - Designated loading and unloading areas clearly marked out

  • 5.4 - Pedestrian routes clearly marked out, and controlled by barriers, and Signage?

6.0 - Work At Height

  • 6.1 - Is the scaffolding task being carried out in accordance NASC SG4:10 with the use of the advanced guardrail system

  • 6.2 - Has the scaffold crew adopted the tunnelling technique by boarding from the lift below?

  • 6.3 - Single guardrails to non-working lifts at each side where a fall could occur?

  • 6.4 - Vehicle base fall protection installed around the lorry bed with safe accessibility?

  • 6.5 - Rescue plan in place and relevant to the scope of works

  • 6.6 - Has the scaffold crew installed secure ladder access at the earliest opportunity between lifts?

7.0 - Fall Protection Equipment

  • 7.1 - Is there evidence of three-monthly inspection and recording of fall arrest equipment up to date.

8.0 - Workmanship/Structural Integrity

  • 8.1 - Is the scaffold erected in accordance with NASC TG20:08 (basic scaffolds) or design

  • 8.2 - Are there a sufficient number of ties, using correct fittings, and across two standards

  • 8.3 - Are the ladders secured at both stiles, correct angle and in good order

  • 8.4 - Are all the platform fully boarded with guardrails, and toe boards correctly fixed?

  • 8.5 - Are trapdoors/gates or barriers provided at key ladder access points?

9.0 - Signage

  • 9. 1 - Standard safety signage posted at the key locations (incomplete & do not use)

  • 9. 2 - Is the scaff tag signed and displaying the relevant date

10.0 - Material control

  • 10. 1 - Company procedures for checking, maintaining plant & equipment being implemented

  • 10.2 - Safe stacking practices observed eliminating unsecured materials?

  • 10.3 - Safe storage of materials observed at height?

11.0 - Personal Protective Equipment - Sufficient and correctly being worn

  • 11.1 - Hard hat

  • 11. 2 - Gloves (various types for site conditions)

  • 11. 3 - Ear protection

  • 11. 4 - Eye protection

  • 11. 5 - High Visibility vest or garment

  • 11.6 - Harness & Lanyard correctly applied and adjusted

12.0 - Lifting operations

  • 12.1 - Gin wheel correctly position, no greater than 750mm

  • 12.2 - Is the area below the lifting point cordoned off

  • 12.3 - Have the users knowledge of knots

  • 12.4 - Is the rope and wheel free from defects and suitable

  • 12.5 - Fittings being raised or lowered in purpose made bags?

Sign Off

  • On site representative

  • Auditor's signature

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