Scaffolding Inspection Checklist

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Scaffolding Inspection Checklist

General Information

1. Contractor:


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2. College:


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3. Project:


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4. Before Using The Scaffold


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General Rules For All Scaffolds

1. Scaffold components can support at least four times their maximum intended load.


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2. Scaffold is fully planked- No more that 1” gap between planks.


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3. Platform is at least 18 inches wide (12 inches on pump jacks).


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4. Guardrails are used or personal fall arrest system is used, if work height is >6 feet. Guardrail system: Toprail Midrail Toeboard, Posts


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5. Scaffold is 14” or less from face of work, if workers remove front guardrails (18” for plasterers).


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6. Planks do not extend past the ends of the scaffold frames more than 12 inches.


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7. Casters are locked before work begins.


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8. Work platform free of clutter, mud, oil, or any tripping hazard.


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9. Minimum power line clearance (10 feet)


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10. If the scaffold is defective, has it been removed from service and tagged out?


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General Rules For Supported Scaffolds

1. Height to base width ratio is: Less than 4:1 (no guying, ties, or braces required)


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2. Over 4:1 scaffolds are restrained from tipping by guying, tying, or bracing.


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3. All scaffold frames and uprights use base plates (mud sills required if on dirt)


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4. Footings are level, sound, and rigid. No settling has occurred.


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5. Unstable objects such as blocks, bricks, buckets, etc. are not used as work platforms or to support scaffolds.


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6. Are riggers secured and installed correctly?


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General Rules For Access

1. No more than 2’ step up or down or a 14” step across to get on or off a platform.


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2. Ladder first rung is not more than 24” above the ground.


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3. Hook-on and attachable ladders are designed for the scaffold.


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4. Add-on ladders must have a rung length of at least 11 ½”


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5. Built in ladders (part of the scaffold frames) must have a rung length of at least 8”.


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6. Rungs line-up vertically for the entire height of the scaffold.


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7. Cross braces are not used for climbing up or down from the scaffold.


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Checklist by GoAudits.com – Please note that this checklist is intended as an example. We do not guarantee compliance with the laws applicable to your territory or industry. You should seek professional advice to determine how this checklist should be adapted to your workplace or jurisdiction.

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