Before working on a scaffold or a mobile scaffold there are procedures to be followed that will be explained to you. We guarantee that this will help you in your future audits while working on a scaffold or mobile scaffold. Scaffolds are there to make the job easier for the employees to work on heights and the best part is that there can be more than one employee working on the scaffold. Always make sure that the correct PPE is worn and training was given to all employees for example: Risk assessment on working on scaffold and training for working at heights was given on all the employees and Certificate for training at heights is available. Here is some information to help you in the future audits!
There must be appointments signed off by Management or the Construction manager CR 8(1)
Appointments to be in place with Competency (valid certificate):
Scaffold Team Leader
Inspections on scaffolds and or mobile scaffolds must be done on a weekly basis, after inclement weather and after alterations.
Inspections on a Scaffold: Always make sure that the foundation is firm and stable and that the height to base ratio is correct. The bracing on the scaffold is adequate and secured. The Platform boards is in good condition and in working condition. The scaffold stairs is provided as well as the handrails but always make sure that the handrails is in the correct height. Around the scaffold must be clear of materials and rubble and safety signs to place on the scaffold to notify employees that the scaffold is safe to use or unsafe to use.
Inspections on Mobile Scaffold: Is the same as above but there are more to be kept in mind as a normal scaffold. Make sure that the mobile scaffold wheels and swivels is in good condition and that the brakes is fit and functional. Make sure that the outriggers on the mobile scaffold is spread and positioned correctly