1 Day · Scaffold Inspection Training · Basic · Bristol

Scaffold Inspection Training (Basic)


Training Societi A4 Certificate & Photo ID card · Valid for 5 yrs.

1 Day 8:30am - 4:30pm

£150 + VAT per person

  • Extensive handouts
  • Hire of purpose built scaffolding
  • Lunch & Refreshments including sweets and biscuits
  • Free parking
  • Free letter of attendance provided on request whilst certification is processed


  • Bristol
  • On site by arrangement


If you have 1 to 8 delegates you can attend one of our open or public training courses.

We can a private course or organise training on site for 4 to 12 delegates.


A practical and theory based course using purpose built scaffolding provides delegates the ability to carry out weekly inspections of scaffolding under relevant regulations, which can result in huge cost savings.

Course covers:

  • Health & Safety Laws and Regulations, including the Work at Height Regulations 2005 – understanding your legal duty
  • Practical exercises with specially built training scaffold (independent full boarded, hand-railed with external ladder access)
  • Roles of a scaffold inspector and scaffold inspection in practice
  • Approved codes of practice
  • Industry performance standards
  • Basic types of scaffold
  • Scaffold Components – tubes, boards, fittings, ladders, gin wheels, ropes
  • Scaffold definitions & terminology
  • Foundations / ground conditions
  • Scaffold Ties (rigidity, restraint & stability)
  • Working platforms

  • Access & egress
  • Design appreciation
  • Towers
  • Independents
  • Birdcages
  • Putlogs (if applicable)
  • Erection tolerances
  • How to conduct a Risk Assessment.
  • Advice on how to collate Method Statements employers can understand and easily follow
  • Preventative and protective control measures including PPE
  • Theoretical Question Paper (Multiple Choice)
  • Summery, questions, handouts and review

***Please note that this course covers tube and clip but not system scaffold.***

Who Needs Scaffold Inspection Training (Basic)

Business owners, managers and supervisors responsible for inspecting basic scaffolds and who are required to complete reports in accordance to the Work at Height Regulations 2005.


Andy Holmes

Andy started scaffolding in 1974 - worked his way up to a foreman scaffolder and then on into management.

He's extremely knowledgable due to his years on the tools.

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  1. Q: Will this course allow me to inspect scaffolding?

    A: Yes, this course does allow delegates to inspect basic scaffold structures.

  2. Q: Is this course accredited by CISRS?

    A: No, this isn't a Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) course.  If you need a CISRS course please visit their website here.

Feedback on Scaffold Inspection Training (Basic) Course

This course will make a massive improvement to the standard of health & safety at my current and future site; the training provided was absolutely brilliant every aspect of what I need to know was drummed into me a huge credit and thanks to the course trainer Adie.

Andrew Goswell - Site Foreman

Country Life Building

More confidence in challenging scaffolding companies in regards to scaffold installation.


Much better insight to scaffolding safety and how components are put together.


I will now be able to inspect scaffolding and ensure the safety or my onsite operations. Very informative, great food and really good trainer.

Mr J Timmis - Construction Manager

Weston super Mare