Scaffolding is a form of access used on most construction sites in one form or another.
Large independent or putlog fixed scaffold structures are commonly seen externally, and mobile towers are commonly used internally for work at height. Work at height increases risk and falls from height are a major cause of fatalities within the construction industry. Selecting the right access equipment is important to ensure safe access and egress, as well as a safe working platform. However it is important to remember that the access equipment itself, while there to make the job safer, has its own risks. Collapse of scaffolding is rare, but nearly always results in serious injuries or fatalities if occupied at the time of collapse. Scaffold inspections should be carried out at regular intervals by a competent person, and the requirements of when these inspections should take place are set by the Work at Height Regulations.


Concrete formwork is a temporary supporting structure for concrete when it is placed at the construction site to keep the concrete in position and shape till it gets hardened. Checks for formwork should be carried out before concreting, during concreting and after removal of formwork. Concrete formwork possess both quality and safety threats. If the formwork is not right for the concrete and work is being done at height, it may cause safety issue. Quality of concrete is affected when the formwork is not properly aligned, not leak proof, etc.