How to Become a Scaffolder

Have you got what it takes to work as a scaffolder? Scaffolding is a demanding and exhilarating job that requires a keen sense of balance, good hand-eye coordination and the ability to work well at heights. Due to the nature of the profession – working at heights, operating with tools, chemicals and heavy objects – scaffolding is considered to be a high-risk profession. In order to work in the industry, individuals must demonstrate they have the scaffolding training and experience required to adhere to the highest safety standards.

Becoming a qualified scaffolder will open doors in the construction industry and allow you the opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects. Find out how you can get started in a scaffolding course and earn your scaffolding ticket.

What does a scaffolder do?

Scaffolders assemble and dismantle temporary stands or structures either for events or worksites. This field comes with a high level of responsibility, as poorly installed scaffolding poses a risk to workers. Scaffolders need to be both physically strong and comfortable working in a variety of outdoor conditions. It’s very important for scaffolders to minimise risk and ensure they erect safe scaffolding with every job.

Scaffolders perform a variety of tasks, including:

  • Working from blueprints and plans
  • Selecting materials and setting ground levels
  • Laying planks to create flooring
  • Fixing pipes, braces and clamps together
  • Positioning and securing scaffolding sections
  • Checking levels in scaffolding structures
  • Dismantling scaffolding at job completion.

There are many different types of projects that require the skills of scaffolders, whether it be rigging, construction or entertainment and music.

Get Qualified

To ensure you receive the right training to construct scaffolding at the highest safety and compliance level, you will need to obtain your scaffolding ticket with a national recognised qualification. From doing the basic coursework to advanced scaffolding training, an accredited course will set you up for success from the get-go. You will also need to attain a High Risk Work licence through a written and practical exam.

Receive your scaffolding ticket through Major Training’s course offering.

If you’re an employer or apprentice, contact Major Training today to learn more about our scaffolding training courses.

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