Our obsession with scaffolding is famous throughout the land. So our readers won’t be surprised to learn that we’ve been looking at the Health and Safety Executive’s guidance about the subject. And we’ve read:
“the law does require inspection of scaffolding from which a person might fall 2 metres or more and the issue of a report by a competent person, on completion and at least weekly thereafter.
“A risk assessment may find the need for more frequent inspection of scaffolding. Inspection may also be required after bad weather and always after any modification.“
We were struck by the wording ‘the law does require’. Which made us wonder about the scaffolding on the A30 slip road. Is it the subject of ‘weekly reports’
And a bonus question. Has the council managed to buy the building yet?