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Scaffold Safety Inspection

Duration:2 Days





Engineers, Supervisors, Operatives, or any person(s) who erects, dismantles or inspects steel tube and fitting scaffolds and mobile aluminium access towers, as part of their working duties.

The Aim:

To enable the delegates to be fully aware of the various types of scaffold, their uses and construction, faults most commonly encountered and to carry out statutory inspections and completion of reports on basic scaffolds and aluminium access towers.

Course Content:

  • Applicable legislation, HSE recommendations, BSEN12811 part 1 and industry standards, including TG20:13 and SG4:10. • Working platforms and their safe working loads.
  • Scaffold systems including; independent tied scaffolds, system scaffolds and mobile aluminum towers
  • Safe access and egress.
  • The inspection of all types of scaffold (independent, putlog, mobile and static towers).
  • Statutory Inspections and completion of reports also incorporating handover certificates and manufacturers’ instructions for basic towers.


By the end of the training course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the requirements of the relevant legislation including; EN12811 part 1 (TG20:13,) British Standards and HSE recommendations for inspecting scaffold systems.
  • Identify the safe working loads for working platforms.
  • Differentiate between various scaffold systems and for what purpose they should be used.
  • Adopt a safe working practice for the use of ladders for access and egress.
  • Appreciate the safe erection, alteration and dismantling procedures as laid out in SG4:10.
  • Carry out statutory inspections of all types of basic scaffolds and mobile towers.


A mix of theoretical and classroom based studies including, syndicate exercises in the inspection of basic scaffolding. In order to pass the course, delegates will need to successfully complete a post-course assessment paper.