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Scaffold checklist

This guide is intended to clarify when scaffold design is required and what level of training and competence those erecting, dismantling, altering, inspecting and supervising scaffolding operations are expected to have obtained.

Design and inspection issues

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Competence and supervision issues

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Scaffold structures that need to be designed

  1. Dead Shores
  2. Flying shores
  3. Raking shores
  4. Cantilevered scaffolds
  5. Truss-out Scaffolds
  6. Access Birdcages
  7. Façade retention
  8. Access scaffolds with more than the 2 working lifts allowed with TG20 'Basic Scaffolds'
  9. Buttressed free-standing scaffolds
  10. Temporary roofs and temporary buildings
  11. Support scaffolds
  12. Loading Bays founded on the ground
  13. Mobile and static towers outside base/height limitations
  14. Free standing scaffolds outside base/height Limitations
  15. Temporary ramps and elevated roadways
  16. Staircases and fire escapes
  17. Spectator Terraces and Seating Stands
  18. Bridge scaffolds
  19. Towers requiring guys or ground anchors
  20. Offshore scaffolds outside Offshore Contractors Association (OCA) handbook
  21. Pedestrian footbridges or walkways
  22. Slung and Suspended scaffolds
  23. Protection fans, Nets and Pavement Frames
  24. Marine scaffolds
  25. Boiler scaffolds
  26. Power line crossings
  27. Lifting gantries and towers
  28. Steeple scaffolds
  29. System scaffolds outside users guide parameters
  30. Sign board supports
  31. Sealing end structures
  32. Temporary Storage on Site
  33. Masts, Lighting Towers and Transmission Towers
  34. Advertising hoardings/banners
  35. Any scaffold structure subject to:
    • Vibration
    • High Loading
    • Long term duration
    • High risk areas
    • Loading from passenger/goods hoists

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Note: The above list is not exhaustive and any scaffold that does not comply with manufacturers guidelines as published in handbooks will require a specific design produced by a competent person.

Updated 2014-07-11