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Scaffolding Safety Checklist

Contributor: Safesite • Jurisdiction: OSHA

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OSHA regulation review of scaffolding safety, this can be used by safety managers, foremen, superitendents and general contractor to ensure scaffolding is in good condition and used properly

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Scaffolding Safety Checklist

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General:Section 1 of 12 with 1 Question

1. Type of scaffolding

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BaseSection 2 of 12 with 3 Questions

1. Is the scaffold on a solid base?

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2. Does each stand have a base plate?

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3. Are sole plates of the correct dimension being used?

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Height:Section 3 of 12 with 7 Questions

1. Are free-standing tower scaffold steadied with guy wire according to regulations requirements for its height?

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2. Are safety cage needed around vertical ladder based on height according to regulatory requirements?

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3. Are perimeter placed on work surfaces (toe board permanent and temporary height) according to regulatory requirements?

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4. Are perimeter handrail height with a mid-rail around all work platforms according to regulatory requirements?

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5. Are rolling scaffold wheel brakes locked and outriggers extended to maintain maximum height of 3 times the smallest base dimension?

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6. Are toprail based on height according to regulatory requirements?

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7. Are midrails installed approximately halfway between the toprail and the platform surface

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Geometry:Section 4 of 12 with 5 Questions

1. Are the standards vertical?

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2. Are the ledgers and transoms horizontal?

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3. Are the joints in the standards staggered?

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4. Are the joints in the ledgers staggered?

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5. Are the transoms correctly spaced?

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Platforms:Section 5 of 12 with 5 Questions

1. Are the supports correctly and evenly distributed?

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2. Are the overhang has the minimum standard size?

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3. Does the board doesn't have creaky sound?

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4. Are lapped boards safe?

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5. Are boards secure?

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Bracing:Section 6 of 12 with 4 Questions

1. Is the ledger bracing fitted on alternate pairs of standards for the full height of the scaffold?

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2. Is the facade bracing fixed to every lift?

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3. Is the façade bracing fixed to the face of the scaffold at standard intervals?

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4. Is the façade bracing set at standard angle

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Tubes and Fittings:Section 7 of 12 with 4 Questions

1. Are the tubes and fittings used in good condition?

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2. Have the correct couplers been used?

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3. Are all fittings tightened sufficiently?

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4. Are check couplers fitted as required?

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Access:Section 8 of 12 with 4 Questions

1. Is access provided to the full height of the scaffold?

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2. Is the ladders positioned at standard angle?

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3. Is the head tied and the feet on a firm base?

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4. Do ladders rise in standard height above platforms?

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Loading: Section 9 of 12 with 3 Questions

1. Is the scaffold correct for its intended use?

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2. Are loads on the scaffold evenly distributed?

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3. Are stacked materials secure?

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Ties:Section 10 of 12 with 3 Questions

1. Are sufficient ties used in accordance with safety regulation?

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2. Are ties fixed with a double coupler?

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3. Are ties fixed on both inner and outer ledgers or standards?

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Guard Rails and Toe Boards:Section 11 of 12 with 3 Questions

1. Are the rails fixed at least 950mm above the platform?

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2. Is the rail fixed a maximum of 470mm above the toe board?

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3. Are toe boards fitted to all platforms and at least 150mm and secure?

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Scaffolds Tag: Section 12 of 12 with 5 Questions

1. Is the scaffolding tag displayed at the access point?

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2. Has the front of the scaffolding tag been completed correctly?

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3. Have the inspections been written in and signed by the authorized person?

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4. Are the inspection frequencies in accordance with the standard regulations?

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5. Additional Comments:

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