What are the regulations for using a scaffold?
Worldwide scaffolding safety regulations require the following
A worker suspended 10 feet above the ground must wear a fall arrest system or guardrails
Scaffold components must support 4 times the maximum intended load
Employees working on a scaffold must receive comprehensive training on the hazards of working on a scaffold and how to control each hazard.
Risk assessment before designing and installing a scaffold must be based on hazards of a specific scaffold
A competent person will check the scaffold before each work shift and after a hazard that could endanger the structural integrity has occurred.
UK residents working on a scaffold must complete the CISRS Operative Training Scheme. They should attend a refreshers course every five years before renewing their card.
UK workers are distinguished by different colour cards representing their levels of experience. It ranges from green to gold.