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Suspended scaffolds shall be inspected prior to each shift, and after any occurrence which could affect a scaffold's structural integrity, in accordance with a pre-shift inspection checklist that meets the requirements of Section 3314.4.3.4.2. The scaffold shall not be used until it has passed such inspection and the results have been documented on the checklist. The checklist shall be kept at the site by the scaffold controlling entity.
Exception: A pre-shift inspection is not required for a nonadjustable suspended scaffold that, pursuant to Section 3314.3.2, is not required to be designed.
3314.4.3.4.1 Responsibility for Performing the Inspection and Signing the Checklist
The inspection required by Section 3314.4.3.4 shall be performed by, and the checklist required by Section 3314.4.3.4.2 shall be signed and dated by, the licensee, suspended scaffold foreman, or competent person who is onsite and responsible for supervising the scaffold under the provisions of Section 3314.4.2.4. Such individual shall have completed the training required by Section 3314.4.5.3.
3314.4.3.4.2 Pre-Shift Inspection Checklist Contents
The pre-shift inspection checklist shall be based on the manufacturer requirements for the inspection of the scaffold, where such requirements exist, and shall, at a minimum, include an inspection prior to each shift to verify the scaffold, all components of and attachments to the scaffold, and all supports and anchorages of the scaffold, remain in a safe condition for use, and shall also include a comprehensive inspection following high winds. Such checklist shall be:
  1. Where the scaffold was designed by a licensed rigger or sign hanger, or installed by or under the direct and continuing supervision of a licensed rigger or sign hanger, developed by the licensee; or
  2. Where the scaffold was not designed by a licensed rigger or sign hanger, or installed by or under the direct and continuing supervision of a licensed rigger or sign hanger, developed by the registered design professional who designed the scaffold.
Exception: A pre-shift inspection checklist is not required for a nonadjustable suspended scaffold that, pursuant to Section 3314.3.2, is not required to be designed.

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