Formwork, Falsework, Back-Propping, and Scaffolding

A practical course covering a wide variety of site concreting practice and access issues.

Also available as an online training course.

Please note the online version of this training course will be split into modules.

Aims & Objectives:

  • To raise awareness of practical concreting and access issues on site.
  • To help prevent accidents and provide practical, safe and economic solutions to typical site problems.
  • To allow delegates to coordinate and supervise common site concreting and access activities.

Course Outline:

  • Concrete pressures.
  • Use of design charts for formwork and falsework.
  • Good concrete practice.
  • Proprietary concrete formwork and falsework systems
  • Multi storey concrete construction, back-propping theory and practice.
  • Fast track concrete construction
  • Concrete testing and quality control.
  • Types and uses of tube and fitting and system scaffolds.
  • Writing design briefs, risk assessment, method statements and checking proposals.
  • Loading limits.
  • Site supervision, inspection and legal responsibilities.
  • Testing and quality control.
  • Case studies of accidents and failures.
  • Sources of help and information.

Intended For:

  • Site engineers and temporary works coordinators.
  • Experienced site managers and site agents.
  • Experienced support staff responsible for planning or pricing concreting and access works.
  • Experienced site safety advisors.