TITLE:

ES&H Manual

 

DOCUMENT ID:

6132 Appendix T4

Scaffold Inspection Procedure

 

 

1.0          Purpose

 

Scaffold structures at Jefferson Lab are inspected by a trained and authorized Competent Person – Scaffold prior to first use; daily thereafter; and when there are concerns regarding repair/maintenance/use.  This appendix provides the process steps for performing initial and subsequent daily inspections; and how the findings from these inspections are communicated to Scaffold Workers and others who may be interested.

 

2.0          Scope

 

Scaffold inspections are performed by the designated Competent Person – Scaffold in accordance with training provided by Industrial Safety.  Contact Industrial Safety if alterations to the original structure are anticipated as these may require additional training. 

 

This appendix is written in coordination with ES&H Manual Chapter 6132 Ladder and Scaffold Safety.  All relevant content within the chapter applies to the process steps outlined in this appendix.

 

3.0          Responsibilities

NOTE:     Management authority may be delegated at the discretion of the responsible manager.

 

Responsibilities for each process step are outlined within the procedure.

 

4.0          Process Steps

 

4.1            Initial Inspection

 

Step 1:          Prepare

·       Supervisor in-charge of the structure – designate a Competent Person-Scaffold. 

·       Competent Person-Scaffold

o   Obtain an inspection packet from Industrial Safety for each structure assigned (after completing any required training). 

o   Review the following:

§  Scaffold manufacture’s owner’s manual per scaffold training,

§  Structure’s planned configuration, and

§  The initial structure’s erection.

·       Industrial Safety

o   Provide appropriate training and certify that the designated individual is competent to perform the required duties.

o   Provide an inspection packet[1] to the Competent Person-Scaffold for each structure.

 

Step 2:          Assemble

·       Competent Person-Scaffold 

o   Upon completion of the first elevated section (or sooner, if possible) attach the inspection packet at or near the egress section of the structure.

o   Insert the “red” Scaffold Safety Status color so it is displayed and readily visible. 

o   Upon completion of the structure.  Use the process steps provided in Section 4.2 Daily Inspections below to perform the initial inspection.

 

Step 3:          Approval

·       Competent Person-Scaffold

o   Insert the completed initial “Scaffold Inspection Checklist” into the packet.

o   Determine the Scaffold Safety Status color.  (See 5.0 Reference Safety Status Color below.)

o   Insert appropriate Scaffold Safety Status color into the packet.  Ensure the color is clearly visible from ground level. 

 

4.2            Daily Inspection

The Competent Person-Scaffold performs the following process steps:

 

Step 1:          Prepare         

·     Minimum PPE: Hardhat, safety glasses, safety shoes.

·     Blank copy of the “Scaffold Inspection Checklist.”

·     Pen.

 

Step 2:          Perform

·       Compare the initial construction configuration with the actual configuration.

·       Ensure the design/configuration is appropriate for the actual use.

·       Ensure all components are compatible with the structure.

·       Complete the “Scaffold Inspection Checklist.”

·       Determine Scaffold Safety Status color using the referenced color chart below.

 

Step 3:          Complete

·       Insert the completed “Scaffold Inspection Checklist” into the packet.

·       Ensure the appropriate Scaffold Safety Status Color is displayed and readily visible.

 

IF

THEN

Structure is outdoors.

Ensure the color faces the road or sidewalk.

Structure is indoors.

Ensure the color faces the isle or observation mezzanine.

 

5.0          Reference

 

5.1            Scaffold Safety Status Color: 

Safety Determination

Color Code

Conditions

Safe for Intended Use

Green

(Safe to Use)

The structure is considered safe for its intended use. 

Requirements:

-        Competent Person-Scaffold provides an Operation-Specific Hazard-Awareness Briefing (see ES&H Manual Chapter 4100 Appendix T2 Informal Safety Awareness Training) to designated Scaffold Workers.

Special Mitigation Required

Yellow

(Caution)

A special situation exists.  Condition is described on the “action/comment” section of the Daily Inspection Checklist.

Requirements:

-        Scaffold Workers review the current Daily Inspection Checklist to determine restriction(s).  (e.g.: “Fall Protection may be required.”)

-        The Competent Person-Scaffold demarks the condition with tape, or other identifying object to keep workers away.  (e.g.: Handrail is bent or does not fit well.  That section would be marked with tape.)

-        The Competent Person-Scaffold informs everyone using the scaffold of the situation and the appropriate mitigation required to continue work.

Unsafe for Intended Use

or

Scheduled to be Constructed or Dismantled

Red

(Do Not Use)

The structure is unsafe for occupancy. 

Requirements:

-        Only those authorized by the Competent Person-Scaffold can go on, in, or around the structure.

 

6.0          Revision Summary

 

Revision 0.1 01/30/14  Changed TPoC from NWalker to BManzlak.

Revision 0    07/27/11  New content to clarify how safety inspection findings are communicated.

 

ISSUING AUTHORITY

TECHNICAL PIONT-OF-CONTACT

APPROVAL DATE

REVIEW REQUIRED DATE

REV.

 

 

ESH&Q Division

Bert Manzlak

07/27/11

07/27/16

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This document is controlled as an on line file.  It may be printed but the print copy is not a controlled document.  It is the user’s responsibility to ensure that the document is the same revision as the current on line file.  This copy was printed on 1/31/2014.



[1] Inspection packet includes: protective, transparent, plastic pouch; and one each: red, yellow, green Scaffold Safety Status color designations.