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Working at height represents one of the most common types of hazards for many employees.
Keeping workers safe while doing so is crucial, of course, and this makes it necessary for adopting safety rules and procedures that provide for better overall levels of safety. With many companies making use of scaffolding equipment to conduct work at height, the following scaffolding inspection checklist serves as an excellent example of how to keep employees safe while using a scaffold.
The first part of any scaffolding inspection checklist should general information about the work to be conducted. This includes the date and time of the inspection, the location of the site where the scaffolding is being used, and the identity of the employee tasked with running through the checklist.
The next section of the checklist should be concerned with examining the work location to ensure it is prepared for the scaffold. This includes tasks such as examining the location and taking appropriate precautions such as checking for uneven ground, tripping, or falling hazards, and overhead objects. Additionally, the checklist should include fields for verifying if the scaffold has been set up according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
General safety rules related to all types of scaffolding include checks for the following:
Other important rules to follow and to include as checks on a scaffolding inspection:
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