Our standard inspection includes a thorough examination that ensures:
That the platforms comply with statutory regulations and the recommendations of TG20:21
That both the access and egress are suitable and safe
That the foundations are adequate, and are not likely to be disturbed or undermined.
That the lower portion of the scaffold is not liable to damage by interference, accident, traffic or any other extenuating issues
That the scaffold is appropriately constructed to carry loads, following the guidance from the TG20:21 compliance sheet or design drawing.
That the scaffold is correctly tied, anchored and braced to maintain stability under load and environmental factors.
That the anchors have been installed and proof tested by a competent person. Once the inspector has received the anchor pull test they will save it on file
That the scaffold complies with the requirements of the Local Authority, including lighting, hoarding and fenders, and in general is not constructed in a way that can cause damage or injury to persons due to protruding tubes, low headroom or other issues or hazards
We also ensure that:
Any attachments such as fans, loading bays and lifting gantries are properly constructed in compliance with regulations and the recommendations of TG20:21 or bespoke design.
We also identify and check potential problems such as
Identification of unauthorised modifications such as:
The foundations of the scaffold have not been disturbed or undermined
Guard rails are installed at every lift with none removed or unsafe
Toe boards have not been removed, displaced or damaged
Scaffold boards have not been removed, displaced or damaged
Transoms are suitably placed to support the boards and the maximum support span and overhang have not been exceeded
No scaffold ties have been removed
No bracing has been removed from the scaffolding
The brick guards, debris netting or sheeting, where fitted are still in place
The structure is not being overloaded
There are no signs of misuse or interference of the scaffold.
If any signs of misuse or interference are identified, we will report direct to the scaffold contractor and site agent