This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely perform basic scaffolding work.
Scaffolding work involves erecting, altering or dismantling a temporary structure to support a platform from which a person or object could fall more than four metres.
This unit applies to scaffolding work involving:
modular or pre-fabricated scaffolds
cantilevered materials hoists with a maximum working load of 500 kg
safety nets and static lines
bracket scaffolds (tank and formwork).Scaffolding work is undertaken in construction and other industries where temporary structures are erected, altered and dismantled.
Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes & performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines.
Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills:
*a modular scaffold of a minimum of three bays with a return (tied in), ladder and stair access, bay extension platform (hop-up brackets) incorporating a safety screen and a platform height of more than 4 m
*a bracket scaffold (including tank, formwork and top-plate hung bracket)
*a mobile scaffold of above 4 m height
*a gin wheel
*a cantilever materials hoist with a maximum working load of 500 kg
*a safety net and static line.
The candidate must use the following bends, hitches and splices:
The candidate must:
*check relevant workplace information, including safe work method statements (SWMSs), and equipment service and maintenance records and checklists
*perform all activities in compliance with workplace-specific, safe work and manufacturer requirements, including the completion of any required handover certificates and scaffold tags
*identify hazards and use appropriate risk controls and safety measures and equipment
*use the following associated gear and stability equipment:
Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge:
*safe work requirements for scaffolding under Australian Standards, and Commonwealth and state or territory WHS legislation, regulations and codes of practice, and local government regulations
*workplace information, including legislative requirements, covered by:
The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of workbooks produced by the Polytechnic and/or via the Polytechnic e-learning system.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):