Scaffolding Inspector

Scaffolding Inspector


The aims of Scaffolding Inspector program is to build the competency and prepare the students for employment as Scaffold Inspectors / Scaffolding Supervisor or to promote supplemental training for personnel previously or currently employed in scaffolding.

References  OSHA 3150 (A Guide to Scaffold use), OSHA 1926.450 Subpart L (Safety Standards for Scaffold) and OSHA 1926.454 (Scaffold training Standards)

It is the Employer /Hirer responsibility to ensure all Scaffold users are properly trained and scaffolding has been inspected as follows:

  • Following Inspection after Installation , Before first use or put into use.
  • Regular Inspections at an interval of no more than every 7 days thereafter
  • Following any circumstances liable to jeopardise the safety of the installation eg high winds.

All scaffolding inspection should be carried out by a competent person whose combination of knowledge, training and experience is appropriate for the type and complexity of the scaffold.  Competence may have been assessed for an individual may have received training in inspecting a specific type of system scaffold from a manufacturer/supplier.

A Non-Scaffolder who has attended a scaffold inspection course (eg a Site Supervisor / Safety Officer /Site Manager) could be deemed competent to inspect a basic scaffold structure. 

Below training requirements as per OSHA to relate to the hazards of work on scaffolds:

(a) The employer shall have each employee who performs work while on a scaffold trained by a person qualified in the subject matter to recognize the hazards associated with the type of scaffold being used and to understand the procedures to control or minimize those hazards. The training shall include the following areas, as applicable:

(1) The nature of any electrical hazards, fall hazards and falling object hazards in the work area;

(2) The correct procedures for dealing with electrical hazards and for erecting, maintaining, and disassembling the fall protection systems and falling object protection systems being used;

(3) The proper use of the scaffold, and the proper handling of materials on the scaffold;

(4) The maximum intended load and the load-carrying capacities of the scaffolds used; and

(b) The employer shall have each employee who is involved in erecting, disassembling, moving, operating, repairing, maintaining, or inspecting a scaffold trained by a competent person to recognize any hazards associated with the work in question. The training shall include the following topics, as applicable:

(1) The nature of scaffold hazards;

(2) The correct procedures for erecting, disassembling, moving, operating, repairing, inspecting, and maintaining the type of scaffold in question;

(3) The design criteria, maximum intended load-carrying capacity and intended use of the scaffold;

(c) When the employer has reason to believe that an employee lacks the skill or understanding needed for safe work involving the erection, use or dismantling of scaffolds, the employer shall retrain each such employee so that the requisite proficiency is regained. Retraining is required in at least the following situations:

(1) Where changes at the work site present a hazard about which an employee has not been previously trained; or

(2) Where changes in the types of scaffolds, fall protection, falling object protection, or other equipment present a hazard about which an employee has not been previously trained; or

(3) Where inadequacies in an affected employee’s work involving scaffolds indicate that the employee has not retained the requisite proficiency.

Target Audience

Any person who is at present a scaffolder and wishes to upgrade to inspector. HSE officer taking additional responsibility as scaffolding inspector. 

Course Content

Scaffolding Inspector

  • Regulations and approved Codes of Practice
  • Scaffolding terminology
  • Tubes, boards and fittings
  • Ladders
  • Gin wheels and ropes
  • Scaffold ties
  • Construction regulations and recommendations of basic scaffolds to include:
  • independent tied scaffold
  • static tower
  • basic independent tied scaffold
  • scaffolds with prefabricated beams
  • practical inspection
  • reports.
  • Dismantling of scaffold

Scaffolding Inspector

CourseFee INRDurationCourse TimingDate CommenceRemarks
Scaffolding Inspector14,000

2 days 10:00-18:00On Demand
Practical Training
Scaffolding Inspector Refresher8,0001 day10:00 – 18:00On DemandPractical Training