Listed building scaffolding

Scaffolding inspections on listed buildings is particularly essential as it ensures the preservation of historic structures while also ensuring worker safety during restoration or maintenance work.

Why TagSafe is important

Scaffold inspection for listed buildings, at its core, entails a thorough examination of the scaffolding structure to ensure that it is secure, stable, and meets all safety requirements.


of all construction site accidents in 2021 were scaffolders. Up 2% on 2020

Scaffolds must be tested and inspected on a regular basis to identify potential problems and avoid accidents that can result in serious injuries or even death.


Statistics from:

In 2021, there were four incidents reported for injuries to third parties. These related to falls from height by materials (2), falls from height by persons (1) and slips and trips on the same level (1).

Listed building scaffolding

Scaffold safety
is our utmost priority

This inspection should be performed by a qualified and experienced professional who understands the unique challenges that working on listed buildings presents.

When inspecting scaffolding on a listed building, some important factors to consider include:

  • Stability: The scaffolding must be securely anchored to the building to ensure that it does not shift or sway during use. This is particularly important for older buildings, which may be more Stability: The scaffolding must be securely anchored to the building to avoid shifting or swaying during use. This is especially important for older buildings, which may be more vulnerable to external factors like wind or rain.
  • Load-bearing capacity: The scaffolding must be able to safely support the weight of workers and any equipment or materials that will be used during the repair or maintenance work. Scaffolding must provide safe and easy access to all areas of the building that require work. This can be especially difficult on older buildings with intricate architecture and unusual features.

Scaffolding must be designed and installed in such a way that it does not cause any damage to the listed building. This may entail using special protective measures, such as padding or sheeting, to avoid scratches, dents, and other types of damage.

What TagSafe reporting does

Use of smart scaffolder to record our inspections

Smart scaffolding solutions

SMART Inspector makes scheduling, conducting, and reporting on scaffold inspections simple and efficient. It has been specifically designed to meet our client and contractor’s needs and meet current legislation.

All inspection reports provide detailed information regarding remedial works required within an appropriate timescale, complete with photographs.

“In recent years the number of fatal injuries to construction workers in the UK has thankfully remained relatively low, yet the rate of fatal injuries in construction is still 4 times higher than the average across all industries. Scaffold inspections are a vital part of keeping workers safe.”

Independent TagSafe scaffold inspection.

TAGSAFE LTD is an independent scaffold inspection service that inspects, records, and reports. Scaffolds are inspected to ensure they are built in accordance with legislation TG20:21.

Under one roof
we offer a variety of services

Scaffold Inspection

Scaffolds can be inspected by TagSafe to ensure they are safe and complying with regulations and industry standards. Checking for proper assembly, stability, and load-bearing capacity is an element of this process.

Load Inspections

TagSafe can perform load inspections to determine a scaffold’s maximum weight capacity. This is necessary to ensure that the scaffold can support the weight of workers and equipment safely.


Scaffolds that have been inspected and tested can be certified by TagSafe, indicating that they meet all relevant safety standards and regulations.

Risk Assessment

TagSafe can conduct a risk assessment of a worksite to identify potential hazards and make recommendations for risk reduction.


In case you
missed anything.

It is a legal requirement to test listed building scaffold both before and after use. Noncompliance with the regulations may result in fines, legal liabilities, and an increase in the risk of accidents and building damage.

During operation, after any alterations or repairs, and after any significant weather conditions, listed building scaffolding should be inspected and tested. Furthermore, regular inspections should be performed to assure continued safety and compliance.

In listed building scaffolding, inspections can show faults such as insufficient load capacity, missing or damaged pieces, faulty assembly, poor stability, and insufficient anchoring or tie-off points. These shortcomings can jeopardise worker and building safety.

Scaffolding for listed buildings should be tested by a qualified and experienced scaffolding specialist, such as TagSafe. We have the necessary skills, equipment, and regulatory knowledge to conduct a thorough inspection and detect any flaws.

Scaffold inspections can help workers by ensuring that the scaffold is safe and sturdy, which reduces the risk of accidents and injuries. Inspections can help protect the structure and historical features of listed buildings. This can increase worker satisfaction, reduce absence due to accidents, and increase jobsite productivity.

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