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- Ensure that the scaffold was designed so that it was safe for its intended purpose, including by making proper provision for: safe working limits, dead weights and live weights (including workers, tools and materials, windage and traffic vibrations from the bridge).
- Ensure that the load calculations and designed drawings for the scaffold were reviewed by an engineer prior to the scaffold being build.
- Ensure that contractors (and staff) are adequately supervised while working on the scaffold, including by having a suitably qualified person conducting regular site inspections.
- Ensure that check couplers (or an effective alternative contingency measure) were added to the scaffold.
Sections 36(1)(b), 48(1) and (2)(c) of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015