Scaffold Awareness

Course Objectives:

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.

Course Content:

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
  • Foundations
  • Types of ties
  • Guard rails, Toe board, Brick guards
  • Ladders
  • 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.


1 day

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