All scaffolding inspection should be carried out by a competent person whose combination of knowledge, training and experience is appropriate for the type and complexity of the scaffold. Competence may have been assessed under the CISRS, or an individual may have received training in inspecting a specific type of system scaffold from a manufacturer/supplier.
The safest way to ensure your scaffolding is compliant with the current ‘Working at Height Regulations’ and TG20:21 is to have your scaffold regularly inspected by an independent, fully qualified scaffolding inspector. To meet these requirements, this needs to happen every seven days.
The default competence is a Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme qualification.
All IAI Inspectors have been trained and are qualified to the Advanced CISRS level. This ensures that they are qualified and competent to conduct inspections on all types of scaffolding construction, from basic systems to the most complex design builds