This course is designed to give delegates the underpinning theoretical and practical knowledge to enable them to complete a safe to use inspection on a basic scaffold structure as defined by the NASC Technical Guidance TG20:13.
This course involves theory & practical training sessions over a 1 day culminating in an on-site practical assessment of a scaffold structure.
Topics covered on this course include the following:
- Introduction to the Working at Height Regulations 2005
- Scaffold erection alteration & dismantling competence requirements
- Basic scaffold interpretation
- Common scaffold terminology
- Scaffold inspection criteria – including when & how to do it and recording it
- Handover certification
- Scaffold load classes
- Access working platform widths
- Scaffold materials & common defects
- Types of ties
- Guard rails, Toe board, Brick guards
- Ropes, Knots & Hitches
- Raising & lowering loads
- Protection of the public
- Independent tied scaffolds
- Differing types of scaffolds
- On site practical scaffold inspections
- Theory knowledge test
On successful completion of the course delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone who has the responsibility to ensure scaffold structures are safe to use, before use, on a daily basis. This course does not qualify the delegate to carry out the statutory recorded inspections.