Scaffolding Safety Inspection (2 days)

Overview:

The overall aim is to develop in delegates an understanding of scaffold components, methods of construction and inspection procedures to comply with current legislation and codes of practice.

Aims & Objectives:

are to ensure that at the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Identify and inspect tubes, boards, ladders, gin wheels, ropes and fittings correctly.
  • State the main requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, the Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996 and codes of practice relating to scaffolding.
  • Identify the construction requirements common to all scaffolds to include:-
    • Foundations
    • Scaffold framework
    • Platforms, handrails and toe-boards
    • Ladder access
  • Carry out inspections and fault identification on access scaffolds.
  • Complete and maintain reports in accordance with current statutory provision

Course Outline:

  • Regulations and Approved Codes of Practice.
  • Scaffolding terminology.
  • Tubes, boards and fittings.
  • Ladders.
  • Gin wheels and ropes.
  • Scaffold ties.
  • Construction of basic access scaffolds to include:
    • Independent
    • Putlog
    • Birdcage
    • Towers
    • System scaffolds
    • Fans
  • Practical inspection.
  • Reports.

Intended For:

Managers and Supervisors who are responsible for ensuring that scaffolding is correctly erected, used, maintained and inspected.