The overall aim is to develop in delegates an understanding of scaffold components, methods of construction and inspection procedures to comply with current legislation and codes of practice.
Aims & Objectives:
are to ensure that at the end of the course delegates will be able to:
- Identify and inspect tubes, boards, ladders, gin wheels, ropes and fittings correctly.
- State the main requirements of the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, the Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996 and codes of practice relating to scaffolding.
- Identify the construction requirements common to all scaffolds to include:-
- Scaffold framework
- Platforms, handrails and toe-boards
- Ladder access
- Carry out inspections and fault identification on access scaffolds.
- Complete and maintain reports in accordance with current statutory provision
- Regulations and Approved Codes of Practice.
- Scaffolding terminology.
- Tubes, boards and fittings.
- Gin wheels and ropes.
- Scaffold ties.
- Construction of basic access scaffolds to include:
- System scaffolds
- Practical inspection.
Managers and Supervisors who are responsible for ensuring that scaffolding is correctly erected, used, maintained and inspected.