Free Scaffolding Inspection Checklist Template

Scaffolding on a building is a major hazard.

Use this check list to keep your site safe from the most common hazards caused by scaffolding on a work site.

scaffolding safety template

The fillable and downloadable PDF template can be downloaded below. We hope this helps you in implementing an effective workplace health and safety system!

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    How to Inspect Scaffolding

  • Are all the sufficient scaffold components in place and without any defects?
  • Are the base plates in firm contact with mud sills and the frame of the scaffold?
  • Are all scaffold legs braced and braces properly attached to the scaffold?
  • Is the scaffold secured to the structure to prevent movement?
  • Are brackets, tubes, planks and accessories properly placed with wedges tightened?
  • Is a toe board properly installed when necessary?
  • Are all scaffold components and planking in an acceptable condition?
  • Are all planks correctly graded?
  • Are all correct scaffolding safety signs installed?
  • Is a qualified, competent person in charge of the erection/inspection?
  • Is the whole scaffold level and plumb?
  • Are mud sills properly placed and adequately sized where ever required?
  • Were screw jacks used to level and plumb the scaffold whenever required?
  • Has the area around the scaffold been secured and safety signs installed?
  • Are all necessary guard rails in place on all open sides and ends?
  • Has there been a visual check to verify clamps are secured in place?
  • Is there proper access to get on and off the scaffold?
  • Has "Don't Use" tag been placed at all access points where inspection failed?
  • Has the scaffold control tag been signed and approved for this particular use?
  • Do all planks have a minimum of 12" overlap and extend 6" beyond supports?
  • Is the ladder secured and in place?

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This sample resource is provided to you free by SINC LIMITED to help with your compliance efforts and includes no warranty as to its suitability for any particular task. It is only our opinion based on our experience and should not be considered legal advice.