STE use different grades of inspectors, depending on the demand of the aimed level of the assignment

Per assignment it is important to see which inspector is right for the assignment and meets the clients requirements. This is how we make sure supply and demand are well matched and we are able to make a commercially clear and appealing proposals.

Different grades of inspectors

Grade 6+ (senior inspector with at least 10 of years of work experience)

  • Extremely severe accident investigation (collapsed scaffolds with heavy impact)
  • Everything from grade 1 to 6

Grade 6 (senior inspector with at least 10 of years of work experience)

  • Accident investigation (accidents with minimum impact)
  • To Draft/go through/advise clients concerning procedures for working at height/scaffolding based on current laws and regulations
  • To (help) draft contracts and being able to read/understand every step
  • Everything from grade 1 to 5

Grade 5 (senior inspector with at least 10 years of work experience)

  • To Inspect very complex scaffolds
  • To go through and apply procedures
  • To read contracts and be able to apply them
  • Everything from grade 1 to 4.

Grade 4 (senior inspector with at least 10 years of work experience)

  • To inspect complex scaffolds
  • To set up simple administration concerning scaffold upkeep, finances etc.
  • Everything from grade 1 to 3

Grade 3 (senior inspector with at least 10 years of work experience)

  • Simple administrative work for financial purposes concerning scaffolds (if indicated by the client)
  • Everything from grade 1 and 2

Grade 2 (junior inspector with at least 5 years of work experience)

  • Everything from grade 1

Grade 1 (junior inspector, without experience)

In possession of a Scaffolding Inspector certificate and complies with all test and attainment targets determined by the SVWOH ( Foundation Safely Working on Heights), but has little to no experience in the field as Scaffolding inspector.

  • Knows the terms used in scaffolding and can explain these
  • Knows the different kinds of scaffolding material and parts and can explain their function
  • Is able to name different kinds of scaffolds that are used and their specific application
  • Familiar with the main rules for scaffolding users
  • Is capable of assessing the right application of the ground rules, regulations and safety requirements concerning assembly, alteration or disassembly of scaffolds.
  • Knows the legal requirements and is capable of checking the compliance of them
  • Is capable of assessing the strength, rigidness and stability of standard scaffolds based on norms and rules of thumb
  • Assessing which PPE should be applied, if these are in good condition and used correctly
  • Can notify about unsafe work situation on the scaffold rapport it.
  • Is capable of assessing the strength rigidness and stability of all scaffolds based on drawings
  • Can inspect (steel) scaffolding material for existing criteria and norms
  • Can asses the safety of scaffolds, in all fases, and direct the corrective measures.
  • Make sketches of corrective or replacement constructive measures
  • Is informed in legal aspects of liability concerning scaffolding.


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