This unit specifies the outcomes required to safely erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding at the basic level. This consists of scaffolding work connected with the operation/use of modular or prefabricated scaffolds; cantilevered material hoists with a max working load of 500kg, ropes and gin wheels, safety nets and static lines, as well as bracket scaffolds (tank and formwork) for licensing purposes.
Erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding (basic level)
This unit will cover the scope of work to plan a job, select and inspect equipment, set up tasks, and erect and dismantle scaffold and associated. This unit is based upon the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work. We are flexible and mobile to meet your training needs.
Required skills for this unit include the ability to:
- Calculate the Safe Working Load (SWL) and Working Load Limit (WLL)
- Erect scaffold within the scope of the basic scaffolder
- Erect, level, plumb and stabilise scaffolds and cantilever hoists
- Interpret the manufacturer’s specifications for plant and equipment
- Set up fall arrest systems, including safety nets
- Work safely at heights and within confined spaces
- Accurately interpret basic structural charts and structural plans
- Apply methods for making a temporary connection using fibre ropes
- Correctly apply all scaffolding equipment
- Apply methods for making a temporary connection of guy ropes and static lines using Flexible Steel Wire Rope (FSWR)
- Identify problems and equipment faults and demonstrate an appropriate response.
Required knowledge for this unit includes:
- Appropriate mathematical procedures for estimation and measurement of loads
- Principles relating to plant and equipment stability
- Types of scaffolding and their application
- Scaffolding erection and dismantling techniques
- Types of hoists, plant and equipment associated with basic scaffolding and their use/s
- Risk assessment and control, including an understanding of the hierarchy of control
- Estimation of bearing pressures of the full range of soil types and associated ground conditions for setting up plant and equipment
- Load capabilities of different types of scaffolding constructions
- Application of organisational and workplace standards, requirements, policies and procedures for scaffolding
- Safety equipment applicable to scaffolding
- Inspection and maintenance requirements for basic scaffold, associated equipment and scaffold equipment
- Uses and limitations of tools and equipment, appropriate to scaffolding tasks and activities.
Successful unit assessment meets the competency requirement of the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work. OHS regulators have mandated the use of assessment instruments and instructions for assessment endorsed by the national body responsible for OHS matters for the assessment of this unit.
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