When should scaffolding be inspected?
The Work at Height Regulation Act of 2005 requires that any scaffolding that has been erected must be inspected before it is used for the first time. Moving forwards, the scaffolding must then be inspected every seven days until it is de-constructed.
What should you inspect before working on a scaffold?
Check the following before using scaffolding and inspect on an adequate basis:
the base is sound, level and adjusted,
legs are plumb and all braces are in place,
locking devices and ties are secured,
cross members are level,
planks are of the proper grade(s) of lumber and have no weak areas, deterioration, or cracks.


You should have awareness and experience of scaffolding structures, coming from time spent in your individual industry sector. You‘ll be required to confirm this experience by evidence of a DASH  Scaffolder card, or completing a DASH CV form with an employer endorsement, contactable references and/or certificates



ollowing are the   various inspection for SCAFFOLDING    we are into by EIAC /DAC/ENAS  at Dubai ,Abudhabi,Sharjah,Alain, Fujairah,Ajman, Rasalkaimah in UAE   . ISO 17020 is the key .

Inspection Category    Inspection field    Range of inspection    Stage of the inspection    Inspection criteria    Inspection Activity Type
Product    Mechanical Engineering of Scaffold    Scaffold ( Fixed )    InitialIn-service        A
Scaffold ( Mobile)    In-service        A
Mechanical Engineering of Scaffold  accessories    TimberCoupler ,Spigot pins ,    In service    BS EN 74 1-2-3    A



How often should a scaffold be inspected by a competent person?
A scaffold used for construction should be inspected before it is used for the first time and then every 7 days, until it is removed. It should also be inspected each time it is exposed to conditions likely to cause deterioration eg following adverse weather conditions or following substantial alteration.
What are the 3 types of scaffolds?
Single Scaffolding. Single scaffolding is generally used for brick masonry and is also called as brick layer’s scaffolding. …
Double Scaffolding. …
Cantilever Scaffolding. …
Suspended Scaffolding. …
Trestle Scaffolding. …
Steel Scaffolding. …
Patented Scaffolding.

Does scaffold have to be inspected daily?
OSHA also says that scaffold inspections must be made after the scaffold has been erected and before it is used, and “periodically” thereafter. … In addition to initial and periodic inspections, OSHA also requires that scaffolds be inspected for visible defects before each work shift.
Is a scaffold handover certificate a legal requirement?
The legal position surrounding scaffolding handover often confuses many, but there is no direct legal requirement for a handover certificate to be issued. However, it is strongly recommended that this is the case as it is in the interests of all parties.


Do you have to be qualified to erect scaffolding?
A. Although tag systems are not a legal requirement, the law does require inspection of scaffolding from which a person might fall 2 metres or more and the issue of a report by a competent person, on completion and at least weekly thereafter.
Do you need a Licence to erect scaffolding?
If your builder or scaffolder needs to put up scaffolding within the boundary of your property there is no need for a licence. However, if any part of the scaffolding needs to go on the pavement or the road outside your property your builder or scaffolder must get a licence from your local council.

What are the types of scaffolds?
There are five main types of scaffolding used worldwide today. These are Tube and Coupler (fitting) components, prefabricated modular system scaffold components, H-frame / facade modular system scaffolds, timber scaffolds and bamboo scaffolds (particularly in China).

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