The Work at Height Regulations 2005 applies to all work at height where there is a risk of a fall liable to cause personal injury.
The scaffold must be inspected prior to being used for the first time, following exposure to weather conditions likely to have affected its strength or stability, after substantial addition, dismantling or other alteration and at intervals not exceeding 7 days from the date of last inspection.
The Scafftag® system with its unique holder and insert system ensures all are aware of the current status of the structure. A Scafftag® should be fitted at all legal access points (normally ladder access) from the first build stage and is to remain on the structure until dismantle thereby communicating a safety message to all.
If a scaffold fails inspection this must be reported by the person carrying out the inspection, to the person responsible for the scaffolding as soon as possible.
A copy of inspection records should be kept on site and a further copy is to be retained for a period of three months from completion of the work by the person on whose behalf the inspection was carried out.
By adopting the Scafftag® system, you are demonstrating your duty of care to your workers and that you have done everything reasonably practical to ensure safe access and egress and from the place of work as well as giving them as much information required to work safely.