Scaffold Safety Inspection Training Scheme

About the course:


The training is intended for Site Managers and Supervisors who are responsible for ensuring that scaffolding is correctly erected, used, maintained and inspected.

The overall aim is to develop in delegates an understanding of scaffold components, methods of construction and inspection procedures to comply with current legislation and codes of practice.

The training objectives
are to ensure that at the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Identify and inspect tubes, boards, ladders, gin wheels, ropes and fittings correctly.
  • State the main requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974; The Working at Height Regulations 2005 & recognised Industry guidance.
  • Identify the construction requirements common to all scaffolds to include:-


Scaffold framework

Platforms, handrails and toe-boards

Ladder access

  • Carry out inspections and fault identification on access scaffolds.
  • Complete and maintain reports in accordance with current statutory provision.

Training Staff Details
: They shall have Health and Safety, scaffold, construction and instructional experience.

Ratio of trainers : trainees – 1:12 maximum

Achievement Measurement : Practical exercises and group syndicate work.


COURSE PROGRAMME : Each day will include a 15 minute break in the morning and afternoon and a 45 minute lunch break.

Day 1


Training Time

Course assembly and introduction

30 minutes

Pre course inspection

  • Inspect scaffold with faults

30 minutes

Legislation and Codes of Practice

  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Construction Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations 1996
  • British Standards Approved Codes of Practice

1 hour and 15 minutes


  • Structural components
  • Types of scaffold

30 minutes

Scaffold materials

  • Tubes, boards and fittings
  • Defects

1 hour

Construction common to all scaffold

  • Foundations
  • Scaffold framework
  • Bracing
  • Tying in
  • Working platform
  • Ladder access and egress

2 hours and 30 minutes

Review of day one

15 minutes

Day 2


Training Time

Construction common to all scaffolds (cont.)

  • Gin wheels
  • Protection fans

1 hour

Putlog scaffolds

  • Regulations
  • Codes of Practice
  • Classification Towers
  • Static
  • Mobile hoist-way

1 hour and 45 minutes

Birdcage scaffolds

  • Regulations
  • Codes of Practice
  • Classification

System scaffolds

Steel modular structure

Prefabricated aluminium towers

  • Regulations
  • Codes of Practice
  • Manufacturers
  • Recommendations

2 hours

Practical inspection

  • Inspect scaffold with faults
  • Reports
  • Handover certificates
  • Scafftag systems
  • Regulatory requirements

1 hour and 45 minutes

Course evaluation

15 minutes


Date: Summer 2017

Duration: 3 Days

Venue: NCC Lifford Lane, Birmingham

Cost: Info coming soon.