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What kind of training is required to erect a scaffold?

by , 22 November 2013
You probably know that if your company's erecting scaffolding it must comply with construction regulations. But do you know what the law says about the type of training required to erect a scaffold? Read on to find out....

If you're not sure of what the law says about training that's needed to erect a scaffold, the Health & Safety Advisor has got you covered.

Here's what the law says about the training required to erect scaffolding

Your scaffold erectors must have a formal training certificate of competence. An accredited training institution issues this to you.

You must also appoint a scaffold supervisor. His job is to supervise all work done on or to scaffolding.

Experience alone is NOT acceptable to allow a person to erect scaffolding. A scaffold supervisor must have a formal training certificate of competence.

Once you've erected your scaffold, the inspector must inspect it for safe use. He must also possess a formal training certificate of competence.

Now that you know about the kind of training required to erect a scaffold, make sure you comply. In addition, use this 14 step checklist to safely erect any scaffolding.



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