Scaffold inspections are the legal responsibility of the scaffold hirer / customer and should be performed before to the first use and every 7 days thereafter.
Failure to comply with weekly inspections could result minimum fine of £2000 and the HSE may even condemn your scaffold and shut down your site. Protect the reputation of your company by ensuring all scaffolds are inspected at least every 7 days by Tag Safe Limited.
Scaffold inspections are an integral aspect of any project that involves scaffolding and a requirement that must be adhered to for the safety of your workforce and the general public. The safest way to ensure your scaffold is compliant with current regulations is to have it inspected every 7 days by one of our qualified scaffolding inspectors.
“the law requires inspection of scaffolding from which a person might fall 2 metres or more and the issue of a report by a competent person, on completion and at least weekly thereafter.” Failure to do so means organisations have failed to protect their workers under their obligations outlined in the Working at Height Regulations 2005.
Homeowners benefit from scaffold inspections because it assures safety and compliance while putting an emphasis on record-keeping.
Scaffold inspections helps ensure that organisations are safe and in accordance with relevant laws, which in turn helps keep employees and customers safe.
By ensuring that historic structures continue to meet all of their legal and safety obligations, tagging contributes to the preservation of heritage.
TAGSAFE LTD Inspectors are experienced advanced scaffolders who also hold current CISRS advanced scaffold inspector certifications, allowing them to inspect any type of scaffold, even complicated constructed scaffolds. The law requires that anyone conducting an inspection be qualified to do so. That person must have the required training, expertise, and experience to be competent.
Failure to comply with weekly inspections may result in a minimum fine of £2000, and the HSE may even condemn your scaffold and shut it down. Protect your company’s reputation by having Tag Safe Limited inspect all scaffolds at least once every 7 days.
Scaffold inspections are an essential part of any scaffolding project and a requirement that must be followed for the safety of your workforce and the general public. The most secure way to ensure your scaffold is in compliance with current regulations is to have it inspected by one of our qualified scaffolding inspectors every 7 days.
According to Regulation 12 of the Work at Height Regulations 2005, once the scaffolding has been handed over, it is the responsibility of the scaffold users/hirers to ensure that all scaffolding has been inspected as follows:
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Safety, legal compliance, accident avoidance, and responsibility all rely on scaffolding inspections. Operators may readily monitor the status of the scaffold using a labelling system, including maintenance history, potential dangers, and safety.
Scaffolding labelling aids in the safety of workers and others who may be present on or around the scaffolding.
Scaffolding inspections are frequently required by law to guarantee that the scaffold complies with applicable legislation and standards.
Scaffolding tagging helps to prevent accidents and injuries by ensuring that the scaffold is maintained and examined appropriately.
Scaffolding tagging provides an accountability and record-keeping mechanism that ensures the scaffold is properly maintained and examined during its use.
Scaffolds must be frequently examined to ensure their safety and compliance with applicable legislation and standards. The inspection schedule will vary based on the type of scaffold and the nature of the project, but the scaffold should be inspected before use, at least every 7 days thereafter, and after any alterations or damage to the scaffold.
The scaffolding tag system mandates that the scaffold be marked and that inspection and maintenance records be preserved. The tags must be visible and immediately accessible, and the records must be kept for at least three months after the scaffold is removed. This provides for easy monitoring of the scaffold’s state and guarantees that it remains safe and compliant during its use.
The Work at Height Regulations 2005, stipulate that scaffolding must be inspected:
The requirement of ensuring scaffold inspections take place comes from Regulation 12 of the Work at Height Regulations 2005, and rests with the user/hirer.
Our customers range from small scaffold companies to large main building contractors. Tag Safe provide on off scaffold audits to regular 7 day scaffold inspections.
Non-compliance could land you with a minimum fine of £2000 should your scaffold be condemned and the site closed.
HSE guidance states that inspections should be carried out by a competent person whose experience is appropriate for the type and complexity of the scaffold. This must be a qualified scaffold inspector who holds a Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) scaffold inspection qualification.
More often than not, the client/contractor requests the scaffolding company to undertake the inspections which can leave scaffolding companies exposed to the accusation that they are “self-regulating” and hence do not always highlight issues, potentially leaving scaffolds unsafe. Failure to perform these inspections properly has led to numerous accidents, many of which have had fatal consequences.
TAGSAFE LTD’s goal is to make the scaffold a safer place for contractors to work by ensuring that thorough inspections are performed every 7 days by scaffold inspectors who are entirely dedicated to scaffold inspections.
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