If your work involves a suspended, cantilevered, spur or hung scaffold – or any scaffold from which a person could fall more than four metres – you must not use it until you have written confirmation from a competent person who has inspected the scaffold that construction of the scaffold has been completed.
A competent person must also inspect a scaffold:
- after an incident that may affect the scaffold’s stability
- before it is used again after repairs
- at least every 30 days.
If an inspection reveals that repairs, alterations or additions are required, they must be carried out – then the scaffold and supporting structure must be inspected again by a competent person before the scaffold is used.
If a scaffold is incomplete or unattended, you must prevent unauthorised access.