About the Course

Lesson 1: Comply with relevant legal documentation requirements.

Legislation, components and types of scaffolding

Construction Regulations

General Safety Regulations

Scaffold Components

Types of scaffolding

The area where scaffolding is erected is level and free of obstruction

Sole plates are positioned on compacted ground in order to eliminate the possibility of unsafe movement

Adjustable jacks are in position to receive scaffolding components to meet safety requirements

Horizontal components are levelled and vertical components are plumbed in accordance to site conditions

Scaffold, toe boards and safety/hand rails are properly positioned on working platforms in accordance with legal and safety requirements

Lesson 2: Erect and dismantle a trestle scaffold

Scaffold boards are free of damage and obstruction.

The area where the scaffolding is erected is level and free of obstruction.

Trestles are levelled and stabilised in accordance with safety and legal requirements.

The height, width and length is according to specification and the gap between trestles and the working plane is not more than 75 mm.

The locating pins are inserted and collapsible stays are locked in position.

Scaffold boards and trestles are stacked when dismantled in accordance with safety and legal requirements.

The trestle scaffold is inspected, used and defects reported to meet requirements reflected in checklist, statutory regulations and organisational procedures respectively.

Lesson 3: Erect and dismantle an extension ladder

The correct type of ladder is selected in accordance with height and specific task requirements.

The area where the extension ladder is erected is level and free of obstruction.

The ladder is erected to extend at least 900 mm above the working area in accordance with legal requirements.

The base distance is approximately 1/4 of the height to the platform.

The extension ladder is inspected, used and defects reported to meet requirements reflected in checklist, statutory regulations and organisational procedures respectively

Lesson 4: Erect and dismantle a step ladder

The learner faces the ladder when ascending or descending.

One hand is used to hold onto the stile.

The ladder is climbed one rung at a time.

Braces or ropes are fully extended.

The step ladder is inspected, used and defects reported to meet requirements reflected in checklist, statutory regulations and organisational procedures respectively.


Facilitator

Dawid Lottering

Dawid Lottering