Pro Star Rental Texas Rents several types of scaffolding. We have provided this safety checklist for your convenience. This list is provided by the University of Oklahoma.

  • Is the scaffold being erected under the direction of a competent person?
  • Are all employees involved with (or near) the scaffold wearing hard hats?
  • Are footings sound and rigid - not set on soft ground, frozen ground (that could melt), or resting on blocks?
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  • Is the scaffold level?
  • Are wheels/castors locked?
  • Is the scaffold able to hold four times its maximum intended load?
  • Is the platform complete front to back and side to side (fully planked or decked, with no gaps greater than 1 inch)?
  • Are guardrails and toeboards in place on all open sides?
  • Are all sections pinned or appropriately secured?
  • Is there a safe way to get on and off the scaffold, such as a ladder (without climbing on crossbraces)?
  • Is the front face within 14 inches of the work (or within 3 feet for outrigger scaffolds?
  • Does the scaffold meet electrical safety clearance distances?
  • Is the scaffold inspected by a competent person before being put in use?
  • If the scaffold is over 10 feet high, is personal fall protection provided, or are guardrails over 38 inches high?
  • Are hardhats worn by workers on and around the scaffold?
  • Are scaffold loads (including tools and other equipment) kept to a minimum and removed when the scaffold is not in use (like at the end of a day)?
  • Are employees removed from scaffolds during high winds, rain, snow, or bad weather?
  • Are materials secured before moving a scaffold?
  • Are employees removed from the scaffold before they are moved?
  • Are heavy tools, equipment, and supplies hoisted up (rather than carried up by hand)?

If you have any questions about the safe use of scaffolds, please contact EHS, X7241.