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Basic Scaffolding (Level 1)

Duration of training
The course lasts for 7 days.

Minimum and maximum class numbers
Classes can vary from 5 – 12 learners.

Award
QQI certificate & SOLAS CSCS ticket.

Required Prior Learning
Valid Safe Pass, Manual Handling Certificate and a minimum of 6 months fulltime scaffolding experience

Each learner must provide the following equipment in order to attend the course:

  • Body harness with shock absorbing lanyard
  • 9/16th scaffold spanner
  • 10″ stabila spirit level
  • System scaffold hammer
  • Tape measure
  • Scaffold belt with pouches for all tools
  • Gloves
  • Boots
  • Hard hat
  • Hi viz

Duration of certificate
Valid for 5 years

Venue
Training is generally at the Safety Solutions Training facility. Training can be arranged at client’s premises.

Course description & General Information

Course Content:

Day 1

  • Introduction to Scaffolding
  • Legislation and Regulations
  • Code of Practice for Access and Working Platforms
  • Scaffolding Terminology
  • Components, Standards, Ledgers, Couplers etc
  • Foundations, Bracing and Tying Scaffolds
  • Working Platforms, Ladder Access, Manual Handling
  • System Scaffolds, Kwikstage, Cup Lock and RMD
  • Theory of Basic Independent Scaffold using Kwikstage
  • Practical Exercise: Erect 3 x 2.4m bays, one lift

Day 2

  • Dismantle Scaffold
  • Erect 3 x 2.4m bays, two lifts high, 2 x 2.4m bay return
  • With ladder access, Tie in Scaffold with different gangs using different methods
  • Dismantle Scaffold

 Day 3

  • Erect mobile, static and loading bay towers
  • Different groups covering each.
  • Assessment of Work.
  • Dismantle Scaffold.
  • Good Housekeeping practices.
  • Theory of Birdcage Scaffolds
  • Practical Exercise: Take of Quantities for Components
  • Erect Birdcage – 3 Bays by 2 Bays and 2 Lifts High

Day 4

  • Dismantle Birdcage
  • Theory of Basic Independent Scaffolds – tube & fittings
  • Interpretation of Drawings
  • Quantifying Components
  • Practical Exercise: Erect 2 bay by 1 lift high independent
  • Dismantle Scaffold

Day 5

  • Practical Exercise – Manual Handling
  • Correct Manual Handling Procedures for tubes and fittings.
  • Erect 3 bay x 2 lift high independent with ladder access
  • Theory and Practical Application – Gin Wheels & Ropes     
  • Complete Dismantling of Scaffold
  • Theory of Towers – static, mobile and hoist
  • Practical Exercise: take of quantities for components
  • Erect towers (size vary) 2 lifts high with ladder access
  • Dismantle Scaffold

Day 6                        

  • Practical test (P1)

Day 7                        

  • Housekeeping
  • Theory Test
  • Review of Course

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