Use scaffolding appropriately

Control Measure Knowledge

Personnel should not use the scaffolding if there is any doubt about its integrity. Other means of access and egress should be evaluated.

If there are urgent circumstances where scaffolding could be used, an appropriate risk assessment must be carried out. If the decision is taken to proceed, it should be with the minimum numbers of personnel and equipment with regard to weight limitations and lateral loading. Consideration must also be given to working at height procedures.

Specialist advice or assistance regarding the appropriate use or scaffolding may be required from:

  • The scaffolding provider
  • Local authority building control teams
  • Structural engineers
  • Urban search and rescue tactical advisers

Strategic Actions

Tactical Actions