It’s common to get the foundations checked when you buy a house. When you inspect a scaffold always do the same. No matter how good the scaffold looks, if the scaffold’s foundations are wrong it’s all wrong.
- Soleplates should be at least equivalent in size and strength to scaffold planks
- If soleplates are stacked, to increase height, they should be stacked vertical so they bear even on the ones below and in manner that prevents them slipping out when under load
- The baseplate should also bear evenly on the soleplate, so the load is transferred directly onto the ground.