Health & Safety for Scaffolds and Scaffolding Work
Learn more about scaffolds and scaffolding work in construction including their common hazards and risk controls.
Take this certificate on your own.
Start now and learn at your own pace.
CertificationView course modules
This course begins by discussing the duties of different groups of people when scaffolding work is ongoing. These include the suppliers of scaffolding, installers, and officers of the company. A scaffold is a temporary structure that is erected to support access or working platforms. You will study the risk management steps to follow for using scaffolding including consideration the health and safety as well as cooperation with the policies, procedures, and instructions.
You will then study the different types of scaffoldings. With this course, you will learn about the functions of birdcage scaffold, the trestle scaffold, the hung or hanging scaffold, the single-pole scaffold, the suspended scaffold, the tower scaffold, and the mobile scaffold. You will also look into specific purpose scaffolds such as heavy or special duty scaffold, cantilever scaffold, hanging bracket scaffolds, spur scaffold, tube and coupler scaffolds, and prefabricated scaffolding.
Scaffolds are important for construction work by providing a safe, stable work platform. Upon the completion of this course, you will gain a better understanding of the duties of the different groups of people when it comes to scaffolding work, the risk management steps to follow for using scaffolding, the features of different types of scaffold, and more. Sign up for this course and learn the proper way of using scaffolds and scaffolding in the workplace.
Module 1: Duties and Risks
Module 2: Types of Scaffold
Module 3: Erecting, Dismantling and Modifying a Scaffold
Erecting a Scaffold Safely
Tying, Anchoring and Dismantling a Scaffold
Common Hazards and Risk Controls
Module 4: Health & Safety for Scaffolds and Scaffolding Work Assessment
Having completed this course you will be able to: - Describe duties different groups of people have when it comes to scaffolding work; - Identify the risk management steps to follow for using scaffolding; - Describe the features of different types of scaffold; - Describe scaffold used for specific purposes; - Describe methods of erecting a scaffold safely; - Describe the control measures for tying scaffolds; - Discuss methods of anchoring a scaffold.
All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:
Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning
Alison offers 3 types of Certificates for completed Certificate courses:
Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping
All Certificates are available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certificates, please visit our FAQs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certificate, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certificate pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.
Need Some Help?
Scaffolding is a temporary structure on the outside of a building, made of wooden planks and metal poles, used by workmen while building, repairing, or cleaning the building. Scaffolding training is an essential part of any builder’s development. By taking a free online scaffolding course with Alison, you can give your career development a quick and easy boost, and keep you and your colleagues a little more safe.
The best free online construction courses available on Alison include:
Each of the online construction courses on Alison are free, as are all of Alison's online courses. Alison's learners do not have to pay anything to take these courses unless they want a digital or physical copy of the course certificate.