What are the inspection requirements for scaffold?

Each scaffold must undergo a documented pre-use safety inspection by a competent person prior to use on each shift.  Scaffolds not used during a shift do not have to undergo an inspection during that shift.  Inspections must be documented using the checklist found in the Penn State’s Scaffold Safety Program, Appendix A, one provided by the scaffold manufacturer, or equivalent.  The Appendix A form is available through the EHS website: https://ehs.psu.edu/scaffold-safety/forms

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