Reference Quantity: ST0359

Particulars of ordinary


18 – 24 months



Occupational profile

Scaffolding affords an thrilling, bodily demanding and financially rewarding profession path for individuals who want to enter into the trade. Qualifying as a Scaffolder offers alternatives to work in many alternative sectors together with Development, Infrastructure, Nuclear, Oil and Gasoline, Rail, and Occasions throughout the UK and internationally. The first function of a Scaffolder is to supply entry options or structural help which permits different trades to hold out their roles safely while working at top. Upon completion of this apprenticeship, the operative may have achieved the established commerce competency for the scaffolding trade which can allow them to erect, alter and dismantle a variety of scaffolding constructions as lined by this coaching and evaluation. Scaffolding is a security essential commerce and every particular person working within the sector should pay attention to their duty to themselves, these they’re working with, the tip person of the scaffold and likewise others who they could come into contact with while carrying different their function e.g. different trades, shoppers, members of the general public.


On completion the Scaffolder may have the next core information:

  • The related British and European Requirements, NASC steerage e.g. TG20, SG4, SG6 and statutory laws relevant to the proper and secure erection and dismantling of scaffolds and the place to search out extra info e.g. NASC web site, Well being and Security Government (HSE) web site
  • The categories, makes use of and strategies of inspection, and the aim of varied scaffold supplies e.g. tubes, boards and fittings in frequent use.
  • The strategies of dealing with, stacking, and servicing scaffold supplies e.g. tubes, boards and fittings
  • The categories, makes use of and function of prefabricated beams, and the foundations for his or her meeting and connection to scaffold constructions.
  • The aim, sorts, makes use of and loadings of safety followers. The strategies of supporting followers by scaffold tubes and wire ropes
  • The strategies of founding scaffolds on differing forms of floor (e.g. tender floor, concrete and metal)
  • The proper and secure technique of attaching and spacing transoms to help working platforms and strengthen the scaffold construction.
  • The proper strategies of attaching spurs, rakers, examine fittings, droppers and puncheons to scaffolds
  • The secure and proper methodology of erecting and dismantling Aluminium towers
  • The proper and secure strategies of erecting impartial and putlog scaffolds with returns, towers and birdcages at three lifts excessive in tube and fittings
  • The right way to calculate the variety of ties, the spacing and check necessities to restrain sheeted and unsheeted scaffolds relying on the capability of the tie preparations
  • The laws governing the inspection of Fundamental scaffolds
  • The statutory necessities for entry together with ladders and ladder towers and stairways
  • The right way to interpret design structure drawings and decide the proper and secure strategies of erecting and dismantling the scaffolds
  • The right way to organise supplies to guide a gang of Scaffolders finishing up Scaffolding operations in addition to the sensible abilities wanted to erect, dismantle and alter scaffolding to the proper configurations and tolerances, a scaffolder can be required to have information of the related British and European requirements, Nationwide Entry and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) steerage and statutory laws.


On completion the Scaffolder will be capable to:

  • Make enough provision for the security of themselves, the workforce, the general public affected by scaffolding work, and future customers of the scaffold construction by working to the related British and European Requirements, Nationwide Entry and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) steerage e.g. Technical Steering (TG)20 (Good Follow steerage for Tube and becoming Scaffolding Security Steering, SG4, (Stopping Falls in Scaffolding Operations) SG6 (Guide Dealing with within the Scaffolding Business) and statutory laws
  • Visually examine and choose serviceable supplies akin to; tubes, boards and fittings
  • Carry, increase, decrease and use scaffold supplies appropriately and safely on a working platform
  • Visually examine, choose, assemble and set up prefabricated beams into scaffold constructions
  • Assist scaffold safety followers in keeping with necessities of present trade follow
  • Erect scaffolds on pavements and public locations safely and appropriately, with regard to Native Authority laws
  • Set up spurs and rakers inside the right working angles. Connect examine fittings, droppers and puncheons within the right positions to scaffolds
  • Set up anchor ties and different specialist fixings to the producer’s suggestions. Testing and reporting in accordance with TG4 Anchorage Programs for Scaffolding
  • Choose, area, set up and check the proper variety of ties to restrain sheeted and unsheeted scaffolds to present trade practices  
  • Decide the fabric necessities for impartial and putlog scaffolds with returns, towers and birdcages as much as three lifts excessive. Lay out supplies, set out scaffolds and overcome obstacles to erect scaffolds safely. 
  • Decide the supplies required to set out, erect and dismantle in a secure sequence. 
  • Examine gin wheels for serviceability, place and repair securely, reeve, rope, tie knots and appropriately use gin wheel to haul up scaffold tubes, boards and fittings. Take down gin wheel and coil rope.
  • Examine fundamental scaffolds previous to handover.


  • Efficient communication oral, written, listening, physique language, presentation.
  • Staff work: work successfully with others with restricted supervision.
  • Unbiased working: take duty for completion of your personal work.
  • Logical pondering: use clear and legitimate reasoning when making selections to undertake work directions
  • Time administration: use personal time successfully to finish the work directions to schedule.
  • Respect: apply equality, range and inclusion in coping with others
  • Compliance/instruction: abide by employer process/firm values, website inductions, Threat Evaluation and Technique Statements, software field talks

Development and Skilled Recognition

This customary has been designed to permit the person to satisfy the necessities of the Development Business Scaffolders Document Scheme (CISRS). Upon profitable completion of the apprenticeship the Scaffolder can be eligible to use for a CISRS Scaffolder card. Development from the Degree 2 Apprenticeship might result in enterprise Superior Scaffolder coaching. This apprenticeship additionally offers a basis for the Scaffolder to additional develop their profession by transferring into Supervision, Administration, Scaffold Inspection, Scaffold Design, Estimating, Surveying, Well being and Security or Coaching

English and Maths

People with out Degree 1 in English and Maths might want to obtain this stage and full the check Degree 2 English and Maths previous to taking the end-point evaluation.

Customary Overview

This customary can be reviewed after three years.

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