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Basic Scaffold Inspection

The course will study the legal obligations contained within TG20:21, BSEN12811-1 and The Work at Height Regulations 2005 covering the provision and use of scaffolding, the correct terminology and components, and the construction standards required to ensure safe places of work.  The course will also study inspection techniques and the recording procedures necessary to comply with the statutory provisions. A practical scaffold inspection to facilitate inspection techniques is included.


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Basic Scaffold Inspection
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Who is it for?

This two day course is designed for managers and supervisors whose duties require them to inspect scaffolding. It is also suitable for those in need of a strong appreciation of scaffold requirements.

What will you learn?

On successful completion the student will be able to demonstrate the

  • A sound knowledge of the legal obligations covering the provision and use of scaffolding
  • The ability to identify scaffold components and know the reasons for their use
  • A knowledge of standard scaffold structures, and where and when the requirements for calculations and design are triggered
  • The techniques of scaffold inspection and the completion and recording of scaffold inspection reports

Course venue

Our Basic Scaffold Inspection courses are held at our training centre in Bristol BS35 3QH.

We can run this course at your organisation

If you have a group of 6 or more employees requiring training, we can run this course on a private basis, at a venue of your choice on a date that suits you. We can tailor the course to meet your needs and requirements. Contact us to find out more and get a bespoke quote.

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