Intermediate Level Scaffolding Training Course

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 

 

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

 

Required skills 

 

Required skills for this unit are:

1.   ability to erect scaffold and scaffolding equipment within the scope of the intermediate scaffolder

2.   ability to erect, level, plumb and stabilise scaffolds and scaffold equipment within the scope of the intermediate scaffolder

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

4.   ability to work safely at heights

5.   accurate interpretation of basic structural charts and structural plans

6.   correct application of all scaffolding equipment

7.   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

2.   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 intermediate scaffolding activities

3.   knowledge of principles relating to plant and equipment stability

4.   knowledge of types of scaffolding and their application

5.   knowledge of scaffold and scaffold equipment erection and dismantling techniques

6.   knowledge of types of scaffold and scaffold equipment, associated with intermediate scaffolding and their use/s

7.   risk assessment and control, including understanding of the hierarchy of control

8.   load capabilities of different types of scaffolding constructions

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

10.        application of safety equipment applicable to scaffolding

11.        understanding and application of the inspection and maintenance requirements for intermediate scaffold, associated equipment and scaffold equipment

12.        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 scaffold 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 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
3.5. Fit safety equipment and secure 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 scaffolding 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 scaffolding 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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