Scaffolding for Supervisor Training Course

Scaffolding for Supervisor Training Course

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This scaffolding course is aimed at established and trainee/prospective line-management of scaffolding contractors, with direct supervisory responsibility for scaffolding operations.

Potential, newly appointed or existing supervisors with at least 7 years’ experience in the scaffolding industry.

To enable the delegates to be fully aware of the various types of scaffold, their uses and construction, faults most commonly encountered and to carry out statutory inspections and completion of reports on basic scaffolds and aluminum access towers.

By the end of the training course delegates will be able to:
• Understand the requirements of the relevant legislation, British Standards Code of Practice and industry standards.
• Identify the safe working loads for working platforms.
• Differentiate between various scaffold systems and for what purpose they should be used.
• Understand statutory inspections of basic tube and fitting scaffolds.

Aim and Scope of the training:

  • To acquire a suitable supervisory knowledge and management skill that is tailored to the contract scaffolding industry.
  • To give delegates knowledge and skills to plan and supervise scaffolding operations as first-line scaffolding supervisors/managers, trainee supervisors/managers.

By the end of the training course delegates will be able to:

  • Identify existing or predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has the authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate these hazards.
  • Design and preplanning of the scaffold including weight limitations, scaffold type, fall protection, tie-offs, supports, etc.
  • Overseeing the erection of the scaffold
  • Final inspection of the scaffold prior to initial occupation for use.
  • Documentation of the condition of the scaffold and its ability to be occupied safely
  • Inspections of scaffolds after changes / alterations have been made.
  • Oversight and inspections of mobile scaffolds
  • Tool box talks to scaffold erectors, and users

Course Duration:                 3 Days (8 Hours)

Certificate Validity:              1 year

Training Schedule:               On-Demand


Topics Covered:  

  • Planning and Organization, Materials and Logistics Competence and Allocating Duties. Effective Supervision
  • Commissioning and Handover
  • Statutory Scaffold Inspections and Inspection Practices
  • Effective Communication (including basic presentation skill, briefings and toolbox talks) Meeting Skills & Customer Relation  Planning & organization
  • Materials & logistics
  • Competence & allocating duties.
  • Effective supervision
  • Commissioning & handover certificate
  • Statutory scaffold inspections.
  • Planning & Organization
  • Health & safety management
  • HSE ACOPs and guidance
  • Risk assessment project

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