CROSS Safety Report
Scaffold lifting beams incorrectly installed
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During the inspection of scaffolding prior to loading, it was observed that there were lifting beams with end stops and ultimate stop cross bolts incorrectly installed.
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 correctly
For Temporary Works Coordinators (TWC):
It is good practice to share experiences with your team and others to ensure other works are installed correctly
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During inspection of scaffolding prior to issuing a scaffold inspection certificate and permit to load, the Temporary Works Coordinator (TWC) observed lifting beams with end stops and ultimate stop cross bolts incorrectly installed. This was in direct contravention of the manufacturer's instructions.
Remedial measures were undertaken prior to the TWC issuing a scaffold inspection certificate and permit to load. According to the reporter, the TWC shared the message with colleagues to ensure that end stops and ultimate stop cross bolts were correctly installed in other projects.
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