Scaffolding Safety Inspection (2 days)


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.

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