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Do you need a scaffold inspection?

Do you need a scaffold inspection?

All scaffolds including any working platform for construction work where a person can fall more than 2 metres requires a scaffold inspection. Inspection is carried out by a competent person after installation and before first use.

After the initial inspection, the scaffold should be inspected at least once every seven days and after a hazard or any event that could affect the safety of the scaffold such as bad weather has occurred.

The level of expertise, knowledge and training of the inspector is based on the complexity, type and use of the scaffolding. Qualifications vary but a widely accepted scale is that the inspector should hold a CISRS Scaffolder or Scaffold inspector card.