CROSS Safety Report
Incorrect scaffold installation
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A reporter describes how the Temporary Works Coordinator observed that tension connections on standards for a scaffold system were either omitted or had incorrect pins/bolts used.
Key Learning Outcomes
For construction professionals:
Verification of temporary works erection by a competent person who can oversee and coordinate the whole process can ensure the works are installed in accordance with the design intent
It is good practice to ensure temporary access platforms are not used on site until inspected and approved by a competent person
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During the pre-sheeting inspection of a designed scaffold, the Temporary Works Coordinator observed that tension connections on standards were either omitted or had incorrect pins/bolts used. This was in contravention to the approved design drawings. The connections were installed/replaced and inspected prior to permission for sheeting been given.
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