Basic Scaffolding Training Course

Basic Level Scaffolding Training Course

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

This section describes the skills and knowledge required for this unit.

Required skills 

Required skills for this unit are:

1.   ability to calculate Safe Working Load (SWL) and Working Load Limit (WLL)

2.   ability to erect scaffold within the scope of the basic scaffolder, ability to erect, level, plumb and stabilise cantilever hoists and scaffolds

3.   ability to interpret manufacturer’s specifications for plant and equipment,

4.   ability to work safely at heights, ability to set up fall arrest systems, including safety nets

5.   ability to work safely in confined spaces, accurate interpretation of basic structural charts and structural plans,

6.   applying methods for making temporary connection using fibre ropes,

7.   correct application of all scaffolding equipment,

8.   methods for making temporary connection of guy ropes and static lines using Flexible Steel Wire Rope (FSWR),

9.   verify problems and equipment faults and demonstrate appropriate response.

Required knowledge 

Required knowledge for this unit is:

1.     use of appropriate mathematical procedures for estimation and measurement of loads Commonwealth, state or territory OHS legislation and local government regulations, including standards and codes of practice relevant to the full range of techniques for undertaking basic scaffolding activities,

2.     knowledge of principles relating to plant and equipment stability,

3.     knowledge of types of scaffolding and their application,

4.     knowledge of scaffolding erection and dismantling techniques,

5.      knowledge of types of hoists, plant and equipment associated with basic scaffolding and their use/srisk assessment and control, including understanding of the hierarchy of control,

6.     estimation of bearing pressures of the full range of soil types and associated ground conditions for setting up plant and equipment,

7.     load capabilities of different types of scaffolding constructions,

8.     understanding and application of organisational and workplace standards, requirements, policies and procedures for scaffolding,

9.     safety equipment applicable to scaffolding,

10.            understanding and application of the inspection and maintenance requirements for basic scaffold, associated equipment and scaffold equipment, uses and limitations of tools and equipment, appropriate to scaffolding tasks and activities.

Course Outline

 

Plan job.


1.1. Task to be undertaken is assessed.
1.2. Potential workplace hazards are identified.
1.3. Hazard control measures are identified consistent with appropriate standards to ensure the safety of personnel and equipment.
1.4. Site information is obtained.
1.5. Scaffold , associated equipment and scaffolding equipment are identified from site information and in consultation with appropriate personnel (where applicable).
1.6. Safety equipment is identified.
1.7. All forces and loads exerted on and by the scaffold and/or scaffolding equipment are determined and calculated.
1.8. Appropriate communication methods are identified with appropriate personnel.

 

Select and inspect plant and equipment.


2.1. Scaffold, associated equipment and scaffold equipment are selected and inspected according to procedures and site information.
2.2. Safety equipment is selected and inspected according to procedures.
2.3. All defective Scaffold, associated equipment, scaffold equipment and safety equipment are isolated according to procedures.
2.4. All defective Scaffold, associated equipment, scaffold equipment and safety equipment are reported and recorded according to procedures.
2.5. Communication equipment is selected and inspected for serviceability (where applicable).

 

Set up task


3.1. Appropriate hazard prevention /control measures are applied to the work area according to procedures.
3.2. Ground suitability is checked.
3.3. Appropriate footings are prepared to support scaffold and scaffold equipment according to procedures and the appropriate standard.
3.4. Scaffold and scaffold equipment are prepared for erection according to procedures and the appropriate standard.
3.5. Safety equipment is fitted and secured according to procedures (where applicable).
3.6. Scaffold and scaffold equipment are positioned for work application and stability according to procedures and the appropriate standard.

 

Erect scaffold and scaffold equipment.


4.1. Scaffold and scaffold equipment are erected according to procedures and the appropriate standard.
4.2. Work is conducted safely at heights including safe and effective use of safety equipment.
4.3. Scaffold and scaffold equipment are erected consistent with site information.
4.4. Appropriate communication methods are used to coordinate the tasks.
4.5. Completed tasks are inspected for compliance with the appropriate standard.
4.6. Handover certificate is completed as required and handed to appropriate personnel.
4.7. Excess materials from the work area are removed (where applicable).

 

Dismantle scaffold and scaffold equipment.


5.1. Scaffold and scaffold equipment are dismantled according to procedures and the appropriate standard.
5.2. Work is conducted safely at heights including safe and effective use of safety equipment.
5.3. Scaffold, associated equipment and scaffold equipment are inspected for damage and defects.
5.4. All damaged and defective scaffold, associated equipment and scaffold equipment are tagged and isolated according to procedures.
5.5. Hazard prevention/control measures are removed (where appropriate).
5.6. All damaged and defective scaffold, associated equipment and scaffold equipment are reported and recorded according to procedures and appropriate action taken.

 

 

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