scaffold safety checklist app

Scaffolding Safety

When working on scaffolding it is important to ensure that the scaffold is safe to use and is operated by trained professionals. Regular inspections can help identify installation oversights and equipment defects and also determine if any other safety measures are required. Common scaffold hazards include unstable bases, inadequate footings and cross bracing, unsafe access and absence of guardrails and defective platforms. In addition, appropriate PPE should be worn when working on scaffolds.

iAuditor is the world’s most powerful inspection app that can be used to record, inspect and recommend actions to prevent injuries when working on a scaffold. Get started with these free sample templates to ensure that your scaffold is safe and ready to use.

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Scaffold Safety Inspection Checklist

Use this template to inspect scaffolding post installation to ensure it is safe for use. Begin the checklist by capturing general information about the structure. Ensure the foundation and base of the scaffolding is secure and check that the height is within safe dimensions. Inspect the platforms, bracing, tubes and standards for proper installation and capture any defects. Check the load capacity and access points for the scaffolding. Finally update the scaffolding tag and capture a photo as a record.

PPE Safety Checklist

This PPE safety checklist can be used to select the appropriate personal protective equipment to protect against hazards when working on scaffolding. Common PPE used when working on scaffolding includes head and fall protection. Start by identifying risks that may harm body parts, select the appropriate PPE to be used. Summarize the inspection by providing recommendations of PPE to be used or replaced.

General Scaffolding Safety Tips

  1. Workers should be properly trained by a qualified person
  2. Safety inspection must be done before and after the work shift
  3. Check Inspection tags
  4. Do not erect, dismalt, alter or move the scaffold unless it was supervised by a competent person
  5. Make sure workers know the load capacity of the scaffold
  6. Take note of the height requirements of the top rail for scaffoldings
  7. Identify the appropriate PPE to be used for the scaffolding task