Scaffold inspection REGISTERS

 

Work at Height Regulations 2005
Construction (Design and Management)
Regulations 2007

Requirements:

This register is set out to record information required for reporting the results of inspections carried out under the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007.

Work Equipment

Regulation 12 of the Work at Height Regulations 2005 requires work platforms, guard rails/barriers and other collective fall protection, fall arrest, positioning and restraining systems, and ladders, to be inspected by a competent person:

  1. before being taken into use for the first time; and
  2. after any substantial alteration or exceptional circumstances likely to have affected or jeopardized its safety; and
  3. within seven days since the last inspection for equipment where a person could fall 2 metres or more where it is used for construction use.

Excavations and Cofferdams/Caissons

Regulations 31, 32 and 33 of the Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2007 [CDM 2007] requires excavations, supports and battering provided to prevent a collapse/materials being dislodged, to be inspected by a competent person:

  1. at the start of each shift work to be carried out;

  2. after any event likely to have affected the strength and stability of the excavation; and

  3. after any material unintentionally falls, or is dislodged.

Cofferdams and caissons and any work equipment or materials which affect its safety must be inspected by a competent person:

  1. before any person carries out work at the start of every shift, and
  2. after any event likely to have affected the strength or stability of the cofferdam or caisson.

Reports

The Law requires a report of each inspection to be prepared by the competent person who carried out the inspection, and to be presented to the person on whose behalf the inspection was carried out;  to be within 24 hours.  The report (or a copy) must be kept at the site to which the inspection refers, and on completion of the work must be kept at the office of the person on whose behalf the inspection was carried out for a further three months.  This report must be available for inspection by HSE or other enforcement inspector.

The particulars to be included in the report are as listed in the Schedules supporting either Regulation, and those contained in this register.