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Safe structures with a mobile scaffolding inspection checklist

There are a number of reasons why working with mobile scaffolds can be dangerous. To ensure that your workers are safe and familiar with the handling of mobile scaffolds and towers, it is important to follow a mobile scaffold inspection checklist This document will help you identify any potential hazards, assess the risk posed by those hazards, and take appropriate action. By doing so, you can increase worker safety and meet all your compliance requirements!

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Scaffolds designed by a qualified person?
Scaffolds are capable of supporting 4x the intended load?
Competent person supervised erection of scaffold?
Casters are proper size and locking mechanism functioning correctly?
Supporting surface is level and solid with no settling?
Scaffold frames plumb and braced?
All brace connections secured?
Diagonal braces or hood planks used to prevent racking?
Platforms on all working levels fully decked?
Each platform at least 18" wide?
Ends of platforms cleated or a minimum of 6" past support?
Wallboards overlap over support with at least 12" of overlap?
Ladders are provided to access scaffold platform?
Guardrails in place where workers could fall 10' or more?
Guardrails in place and can support 200lb?
Top rail is between 38" - 45" with mid rail midway between top rail and platform?
Toe boards, screens or barricades are in place when objects could fall from scaffold platforms?
Scaffolds stacked more than 4x the minimum base width are tied, guyed or braced to prevent tipping.
Scaffold is erected at least 10' from electrical power lines?
Workers are not riding scaffold if height is more than 2x the minimum base width?
Force to move scaffold is within 5' of floor?
Workers are locking scaffold when worker is using in stationary position?
Employees trained before working on scaffold?
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Ensure safer work with a scaffold inspection checklist

Mobile scaffolds can be dangerous. Poorly designed or built mobile scaffolds can easily collapse, injuring workers in the process. In addition, lack of proper safety guidelines and training can lead to hazardous work conditions and even OSHA violations.


When it comes to scaffolding, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. First and foremost, mobile scaffolds must always be supervised by a trained professional. Raising the safety of workers is essential, and proper governing of the scaffold can help ensure that happens.


Contractors have a duty to provide and maintain a safe working environment free from health and safety hazards as far as is reasonably practicable. This includes, but is not limited to, providing safe mobile scaffolds for indoor and outdoor work. It is precise because of their mobility that mobile scaffolds are susceptible to damage and should therefore be maintained on a regular basis. To prevent accidents, carry out a scaffold safety checklist before each use and check whether workers are familiar with the handling of mobile scaffolds and towers.


The Lumiform mobile scaffold inspection checklist pdf can be downloaded easily from Lumiform’s website; however, the Lumiform app can provide you with a variety of features to aid in tracking shortfalls in the workplace and preventing future accidents.

Please note that this checklist template is a hypothetical appuses-hero example and provides only standard information. The template does not aim to replace, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment, or any other applicable law. You should seek your professional advice to determine whether the use of such a checklist is appropriate in your workplace or jurisdiction.
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