Scaffolding Inspection


Who Should Attend This Course

Managers/Supervisors who are responsible for inspection of scaffolds and completion of reports in accordance with the Codes of Practice for access and working scaffolds 2008.

Participants with existing QQI Level 5 Basic Scaffolding certification are not required to attend this course.


This course is designed to develop candidates' understanding of scaffolding components, forms of construction and inspection procedures of basic access scaffolds to comply with current legislation and Codes of Practice. On completion of this course learners will be able to inspect basic scaffolding structures - tower, birdcage-independent scaffolds and identify faults. They will be able to sign scafftags but the scaffold must still be erected by a competent scaffolder who should supply a handover certificate to certify structural compliance.


  • Relevant Regulations and Codes of Practice
  • Scaffolding terminology
  • SG4:15 Preventing Falls in Scaffolding and Falsework
  • Tube, fittings and boards
  • Safety ladder access and egress
  • Scaffolder's training and working methods
  • Bracing and tying scaffolds - Mobile, static and loading towers
  • Birdcage scaffolds - Various types of system scaffolding
  • How to carry out a scaffolding inspection
  • Scaffold tagging systems
  • Scaffold inspection exercise

Method Of Delivery

  • Powerpoint presentation
  • Theory Assessment


1 Day

Maximum No. of Participants




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