Weekly Scaffolding Inspection

Scaffolding Inspection checklist for detailed inspections before usage, as well as for regular subsequent inspections, to ensure safety and structural integrity of scaffolding structures in construction sites.​

Weekly Scaffolding Inspection



General Information

1. Job reference


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2. Inspection requested by


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3. Description of scaffold


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4. Approx size


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5. Number of boarded levels


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6. Purpose of scaffold


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7. Load class of scaffold


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8. Reason for inspection


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9. Can inspection be carried out safely


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10. Has scaffold been designed


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11. Scaffold Design number


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Base

1. Is scaffold on a solid base?


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2. Do all standards have base plates?


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3. Are the right sized sole boards being used?


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Geometry

1. Are standards all Vertical and plum?


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2. Are ledgers and transoms all horizontal?


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3. Are the joints in the standards staggered?


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4. Are the joints in the ledgers staggered?


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5. Are the transoms correctly spaced?


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Platforms

1. Are the supports correctly and evenly spaced?


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2. Are boards in good condition?


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3. Are boards safe and fixed where needed?


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Bracing

1. Is the ledger bracing fitted on alternate pairs of standards to the full height of the scaffold?


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2. Is the façade bracing fixed to scaffold at standard intervals?


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3. Is the façade bracing at correct angles?


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Tubes And Fittings

1. Are the tubes and fittings used in good condition?


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2. Have the correct couplers been used?


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3. Have fittings been tightened sufficiently?


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4. Are check couplers fitted as required?


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Access

1. Is access provided to the full height of scaffold?


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2. Are the ladders positioned at the standard angle?


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3. Is the head tied and the feet on firm base?


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4. Do ladders rise in standard height above platforms?


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Loading

1. Is scaffold correct for its intended use?


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2. Are loads on scaffold evenly distributed?


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3. Are stacked materials secure?


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Ties

1. Are sufficient ties being used in accordance with safety regulations?


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2. Are ties fixed with double couplers?


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3. Are ties fixed on inner and outer ledgers or standards?


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Guard Rails And Toe Boards

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


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2. Is the rail fixed at a maximum of 470mm above the toe boards?


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3. Are toe boards fixed and at least 150mm?


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Scaffold Tag

1. Is the scaffolding tag displayed at the access point?


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2. Has the front of the scaffold tag been completed correctly?


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


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4. Are the inspection frequencies in accordance with standard regulations?


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Recommendations Or Other Requirements

1. Recommendations or other requirements


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2. Matters that need attention


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3. Matters that need urgent attention


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