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Last edited 31 Jul 2018
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.
- Following installation and before the first use.
- At least every seven days thereafter.
- Following significant alteration.
- Following adverse weather or any event that is likely to affect its strength or stability.
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:
- Company name and address.
- Site address.
- Location and description of scaffold inspected.
- Date and time of inspection.
- Issues that could pose any health and safety risks.
- Details of any action taken at the time of the inspection.
- Details of any further action considered necessary.
- Name and role of inspector.
- Inspectors signature.
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- Opening up works for inspection and testing.
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- Safety audit.
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