Scaffold Builder Qualification (11-Week)

This course offers students an understanding of basic scaffold erection and dismantling under local Occupational Health and Safety regulations. Upon completion, students will be classified as a 2nd Year Apprentice and able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following; and will be able to perform the following in a timely manner and to industry standard:

Site Inspection and preparation
Identify tube and clamp scaffolds
Identify weld frame scaffolds and rolling towers
Identify system scaffolds
Identify loads and ratings, (live loads, dead loads, intended loads, actual loads, cantilevered loads, allowable loads, leg loads, point loads, uniform loads, and duty ratings)
Select grading of scaffold planks and working platforms
Describe components and relevant issues of scaffold: baseplates, mud-sills, working platforms, bracing, tie-ins, guy-lines, ropes, anchorage points, safety nets, cantilevers, suspended scaffolds, ladders, guardrail systems, toe-boards, hoarding, and canopies.
Select criteria for proper access and egress
Identify criteria for putlog capacity, supported scaffolds and suspended scaffolds.
Federal, Provincial and site regulations

Additionally, participants will receive the following training: Aerial Lift Operator, Power Industrial Truck Operator (PITO), and Certified Rigger & Signaler (CRS).

Applicants are asked to possess the following:

  • Basic math and reading skills.
  • Ability to read a tape measure
  • Ability to work at heights
  • Physical ability to handle the vigorous demands of scaffolding.

Course length: 11 Weeks
Pre-requisite: WHMIS 2015, Fall Protection, Confined Space
Student-Instructor Ratio = 30:2

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