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Scaffold Safety Inspection


Scaffolding is an essential component around site and is in use on a wide variety of builds and works in cities, rural and industrial settings alike. From basic structures to complex, multi-storey builds, there is far more to it than simply erecting scaffolds to work from, so safety is naturally an absolute must for training and operations. Inspections are critical in ensuring that structures are safe for use by operatives and that anyone in the vicinity, which can be workers and the general public, is safe from harm.

This Citrus Scaffold Safety Inspection qualification provides the knowledge and skills required to understand how to work safely with scaffolding and access equipment, common faults, carry out statutory inspections, and complete reports on basic scaffolds and aluminium access towers.

In addition, delegates will receive training in the various legislation associated with work at height and a background in the different additional pieces of equipment available to aid safety and prevent accidents. 

Course Outline

With a mix of practical and theory-based exercises and tutorials, delegates will cover the basics of scaffold inspections and general site safety and understand their responsibilities. In addition, they’ll gain knowledge of basic scaffolding equipment, working safely at height and how to report any health and safety issues.

The course reflects national standards and industry best practices and is fully accredited in line with regulations. In addition, choose to learn with Citrus, and delegates benefit from our custom-built training facilities and customer-first approach.

Our occupationally and technically-experienced trainers coach delegates on this course, completing the session with a practical observation and theory examination. Delegates must complete all assessments to pass this qualification.

Course Programme

This two-day training is a mixture of classroom-based discussion and practical demonstrations focussing on safety knowledge and skills of working with Scaffolding and access equipment.

Delegates will review legal requirements, ensure safety compliance and inspections, and understand procedures, appropriate documentation and classifications.

The course content includes:

  • An introduction to Scaffolding and Scaffolding terminology
  • General responsibilities in Scaffolding
  • Applicable legislation, HSE recommendations, BSEN12811 Part 1 and industry standards, including TG20:21 and SG4:22.
  • Working platforms and their safe working loads
  • Scaffold systems, including independent tied scaffolds, system scaffolds and mobile aluminium towers
  • Safe access and egress methods and procedures
  • Inspection of all types of scaffold (independent, putlog, mobile and static towers)
  • Statutory inspections and reports, incorporating handover certificates and manufacturers' instructions for basic towers

Assessment consists of an assessment paper at the end of the session.

On Completion

At the end of the training, successful delegates will:

  • Understand the requirements of the relevant legislation, including; EN12811 Part 1 (TG20:13,) British Standards and HSE recommendations for inspecting scaffold systems
  • Identify safe working loads for working platforms.
  • Differentiate between various scaffold systems and their uses
  • Adopt a safe working practice when using ladders for access and egress
  • Appreciate the safe erection, alteration and dismantling procedures ref SG4:15.
  • Carry out statutory inspections of all types of basic scaffolds and mobile towers

On successfully completing the course, delegates receive a Citrus Certification, valid for three years.

Who Should Attend?

This Citrus Scaffold Safety Awareness training course is for Engineers, Supervisors, Operatives, or any person(s) who come across steel tubes and fitting scaffolds and mobile aluminium access towers in their line of work.

Course Duration

This comprehensive two-day training prepares delegates with a basic understanding of working with and inspecting Scaffolding and access equipment for safe use.

Why Citrus?

We dedicate our efforts to unrivalled quality and the customer experience at Citrus Training, providing exemplary service to our clients and producing excellent results from our delegates. As a result, we are the leading UK-based provider of health, safety, and technical training and assessment services to the Built Environment and Utility sectors. 

To ensure we are always at the forefront of the industry, we take strategic input from impartial experts to identify risks and provide practical solutions to high-risk, high harm environments such as Working At Heights. Their professional advice, combined with our in-house expertise, means we can give hyper-detailed content on everything delegates need to know, including PPE and equipment, inspections, and servicing.

Train with Citrus and delegates benefit from our in-house and employed Working at Heights specialist trainers, offering the very best training standards, consistency, and quality. Our professional, highly qualified instructors deliver all aspects of the course and guarantee a successful, exclusive and inclusive learning experience. 

Employers and delegates can choose from dedicated courses to suit customer-specific requirements, locations, and dates. As a result, we’ve successfully delivered training for over 20,000 delegates across the Working at Heights training category.

Things You Need to Know

The training has practical elements, so delegates must inform their trainer if they have any serious health issues, physical problems, special considerations or are taking any medication, which may create difficulties in any elements of this course. In addition, delegates should also bring suitable PPE on the day of training, for example, safety helmets, safety shoes or boots, hi-vis and gloves.

Delegates must bring a passport photograph on the day of training so we may issue ID Cards. 

For training held at your own location, please ensure that the classroom you make available has a 240v power supply and is a suitable size for the number of delegates attending. Please ensure that the practical area has been risk assessed, is free from harm and is suitable for training. A suitable scaffold should also be available for the practical exercise. 

Popular FAQ's

Yes - delegates need to have a good understanding of the English language to take the course.

No, but there are practical elements, so delegates must inform their trainer if there is anything they need to consider before starting the course.

Yes, you need to bring your own PPE for the course. You will receive joining instructions with your booking confirmation with full details.

Yes, the course includes both theory and practical training and testing.

Yes, it can as long as the site meets the standard requirements.

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