Formwork, Falsework, Back-Propping, and Scaffolding


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

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.