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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.