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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.
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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