Section 17-13. Maintenance of scaffolding

The employer shall make sure that the scaffold components that are used, are easy to clean and maintain.
All components shall be inspected and sorted every time they have been used. Material and equipment in unsatisfactory condition shall be clearly marked or rendered unusable for scaffolding purposes. Damaged components shall be repaired before they are stored together with undamaged material. Any components that cannot be repaired, shall be discarded.
Maintenance, storage and scrapping of type-approved or certified scaffolding components shall take place in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions for assembly and use.