Scaffold Tower Inspection Checklist
The Good to Go Safety Check Book is an innovative tool for workplace equipment. It allows workers to carry out pre-use checks and spot potential faults before they develop into a more serious and costly defect. These safety checklists are designed to help improve safety, reduce maintenance costs and ensure compliance with legal responsibilities.
“Towers must be inspected as often as necessary to ensure their safety. It must be inspected after assembly, before use and after any event likely to have affected its stability or structural integrity. The tower should be re-inspected at suitable intervals but at least every 7 days when on site. A record of completed inspection reports should be kept until work is completed and for at least a further 3 months thereafter. All components should be checked to ensure that they are in good condition.” Ref: PASMA (Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association) – The trade association for the UK mobile access tower industry.
Each check book contains 25 individual checklists relating to components and structural checks to be completed before the scaffold tower is used. Duplicate carbon copies of the completed checklists are retained in the book for management records. The book also includes useful guidance notes to remind operatives what to look for during their inspection.
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