Reference Quantity: ST0359

Particulars of ordinary


18 – 24 months



Occupational profile

Scaffolding presents an thrilling, bodily demanding and financially rewarding profession path for individuals who want to enter into the business. Qualifying as a Scaffolder gives alternatives to work in many various 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 business which can allow them to erect, alter and dismantle a variety of scaffolding constructions as coated by this coaching and evaluation. Scaffolding is a security crucial commerce and every particular person working within the sector should concentrate on their accountability to themselves, these they’re working with, the top person of the scaffold and likewise others who they might come into contact with while carrying different their function e.g. different trades, purchasers, members of the general public.


On completion the Scaffolder may have the next core data:

  • The related British and European Requirements, NASC steerage e.g. TG20, SG4, SG6 and statutory laws relevant to the right and secure erection and dismantling of scaffolds and the place to search out further info e.g. NASC web site, Well being and Security Government (HSE) web site
  • The kinds, makes use of and strategies of inspection, and the aim of assorted 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 kinds, makes use of and function of prefabricated beams, and the foundations for his or her meeting and connection to scaffold constructions.
  • The aim, varieties, 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. gentle floor, concrete and metal)
  • The right and secure technique of attaching and spacing transoms to help working platforms and strengthen the scaffold construction.
  • The right strategies of attaching spurs, rakers, test fittings, droppers and puncheons to scaffolds
  • The secure and proper methodology of erecting and dismantling Aluminium towers
  • The right 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 take a look at necessities to restrain sheeted and unsheeted scaffolds relying on the capability of the tie preparations
  • The laws governing the inspection of Primary scaffolds
  • The statutory necessities for entry together with ladders and ladder towers and stairways
  • The right way to interpret design format drawings and decide the right and secure strategies of erecting and dismantling the scaffolds
  • The right way to organise supplies to steer a gang of Scaffolders finishing up Scaffolding operations in addition to the sensible abilities wanted to erect, dismantle and alter scaffolding to the right configurations and tolerances, a scaffolder can be required to have data of the related British and European requirements, Nationwide Entry and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) steerage and statutory laws.


On completion the Scaffolder will have the ability to:

  • Make ample provision for the protection 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 Steerage (TG)20 (Good Apply steerage for Tube and becoming Scaffolding Security Steerage, SG4, (Stopping Falls in Scaffolding Operations) SG6 (Handbook Dealing with within the Scaffolding Business) and statutory laws
  • Visually examine and choose serviceable supplies resembling; tubes, boards and fittings
  • Carry, elevate, decrease and use scaffold supplies appropriately and safely on a working platform
  • Visually examine, choose, assemble and set up prefabricated beams into scaffold constructions
  • Help scaffold safety followers in keeping with necessities of present business follow
  • Erect scaffolds on pavements and public locations safely and appropriately, with regard to Native Authority laws
  • Set up spurs and rakers throughout the appropriate working angles. Connect test fittings, droppers and puncheons within the appropriate positions to scaffolds
  • Set up anchor ties and different specialist fixings to the producer’s suggestions. Testing and reporting in accordance with TG4 Anchorage Techniques for Scaffolding
  • Choose, house, set up and take a look at the right variety of ties to restrain sheeted and unsheeted scaffolds to present business 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 primary scaffolds previous to handover.


  • Efficient communication oral, written, listening, physique language, presentation.
  • Staff work: work successfully with others with restricted supervision.
  • Unbiased working: take accountability for completion of your personal work.
  • Logical considering: 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, web site inductions, Threat Evaluation and Methodology Statements, instrument field talks

Development and Skilled Recognition

This commonplace has been designed to permit the person to satisfy the necessities of the Development Business Scaffolders File 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 gives 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 take a look at Degree 2 English and Maths previous to taking the end-point evaluation.

Customary Evaluate

This commonplace can be reviewed after three years.

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