Last edited 10 Feb 2019

Scaffold register

A scaffold register, or scaffold inspection report, is used to record routine inspections of scaffolding. Among other things, it notes any defects or issues that could pose a health and safety hazard, along with any corrective actions that are taken.

According to the Work at Height Regulations, scaffolding should be inspected:

It is the responsibility of the scaffold users to ensure that it has been inspected.

The individual who completes the inspection and fills in the register must be a competent person, i.e. a scaffolder or someone who has completed a scaffold inspection course. Tags (also known as scafftags) can be fixed to the scaffold with the details of the last inspection.

Typical scaffold registers might contain the following information:

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