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Incorrect scaffold installation

Report ID: 700 Published: 1 January 2018 Region: CROSS-UK

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Overview

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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