Course

OSTS Basic Scaffold Inspector

Duration

3 consecutive days

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

To give the delegate such knowledge and skills to enable them to inspect basic scaffold structures and complete safety inspection reports

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

This course is aimed at non scaffolders (e.g. Managers/ Engineers) who are required to carry out inspections of basic scaffold structures. These structures are those that are included in OSTS level 1, 2 and 3 scaffolder training courses.

PROGRAMME CONTENTS

  • Introduction to scaffolding & scaffolding terminology
  • Statutory requirements & codes of practice
  • International standards (British, European, US and local)
  • International best practice & industry standards (NASC)
  • Overview of fall prevention in scaffolding
  • Tube, fittings and boards
  • Components/Material recognition
  • Safe access and egress
  • Scaffolders training and working methods
  • Bracing & Tying scaffolds
  • Mobile, static and loading towers
  • Birdcage scaffolds
  • Public protection
  • Various types of system scaffolding
  • How to carry out a scaffolding inspection
  • Scaffold inspection reports
  • Scaffold tagging systems
  • Practical scaffold inspection exercises
  • Knowledge test and assessment

ACCREDITATION