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Course Title:   Inspect Assess Scaffolding

Description:   This course is designed to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to inspect access scaffolding for compliance with the South African National Standards (SANS) 10085.

Duration:              1 Day

  • Demonstrate an understanding of different types of access scaffolding, applications, limitations, design and compliance: 

    • Described in terms of their characteristics and applications
    • Described in terms of their limitations according to SANS 10085
    • Components are identified and explained in terms of their safe working loads and applications as per SANS 10085
    • Classification for platforms and loading limitations for scaffolding with multi-level platforms as per SANS 10085
    • Stability requirements as per the regulatory framework with particular
  • Explain the role and responsibilities of the inspector 

    • Analyse role of inspector in relation to the SANS 10085
    • Responsibilities identified and explained related to SANS 10085
    • Documentation, signage and workplace procedures explained
  • Read and interpret drawings, client requirements and other specifications 

    • Details and dimensions are interpreted in relation to drawings, specifications and client requirements
    • Equipment is identified and applied according to requirements
    • Safe working loads on platforms and total loading on uprights are calculated
  • Inspect and handover access scaffolding 

    • Scaffolding inspected for compliance with drawings, specifications or requirements
    • Modified access scaffolding are re-inspected in accordance to safety regulations
    • Access scaffolding register and handover certificate are completed
    • Engineer’s certificate/reports are obtained when required for special design
  • Course Notes 

    Learner will be capable to understand and explain relevant aspects of the following:

    • OHSAct and the application of the Act in relation to access scaffolding operations
    • SANS 10085
    • Scaffold inspection policies and procedures