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~ Course Overview

This five-day nationally recognised training course will provide the theoretical and practical  knowledge required to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding at the basic level, consisting of scaffolding work connected with the operation or use of modular or pre-fabricated scaffolds, cantilevered materials hoists with a maximum working load of 500kg, ropes and gin wheels, safety nets and static lines, and bracket scaffolds (tank and formwork) for licensing purposes.

Successful completion of the training will also allow the participant to apply for a Basic Scaffold high-risk work license, (class SB) from WorkSafe Western Australia (note that there is an additional cost payable directly to WorkSafe WA).

~ Recommended For

This Basic Scaffolding course is recommended for any person who has the requirement to plan, select, inspect, erect and dismantle modular scaffold and scaffold equipment, or those tasks as listed in the course overview as part of their day-to-day activities.

~ Pre-requisites

The participant must be 18 years of age, and have a sound knowledge of the English language and basic mathematical concepts.

~ Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this training, the participant will be able to:

  • Calculate Safe Working Load (SWL) and Working Load Limit (WLL)
  • Erect and dismantle, scaffold within the scope of the basic scaffolder
  • Erect, level, plumb and stabilise cantilever hoists and scaffolds
  • Interpret manufacturer's specifications for plant and equipment
  • Work safely at heights and in confined spaces
  • Set up fall arrest systems, including safety nets
  • Accurately interpret basic structural charts and structural plans
  • Apply methods for making temporary connections using fibre ropes
  • Apply the correct application and use of all scaffolding equipment
  • Make temporary connections of guy ropes and static lines using Flexible Steel Wire Rope (FSWR)
  • Verify problems and equipment faults and demonstrate appropriate response.

~ Assessment

Theoretical assessment for this unit comprises a closed book and unassisted written knowledge assessment of approximately 85 questions. The assessment will further include approximately 4 questions on mathematical calculations. There will also be a practical assessment of competency consisting of various scaffold related tasks. Your assessor will be a qualified WorkSafe WA assessor.

~ Training Staff

All training personnel have many years experience in the construction and mining industry, as well as holding the relevant certification for training and assessing and are committed to providing participants with the best possible training services. Your assessor for this training will be an accredited WorkSafe WA Assessor. Your assessor for this training will also be an accredited WorkSafe WA Assessor, ensuring that you meet the requirement laid down by WorkSafe WA to receive your license for this high-risk work.

~ Location

Training can be conducted on-site Australia wide or at our training centre located at 12 Sparks Road, Henderson, Perth, WA. Training may also be conducted internationally. 

~ Alternative Learning Methods

The preferred method of delivery of this course is intensive, classroom and practical based learning, however alternative methods of delivery are available for this unit. The participant, after enrolling with Coastal Enterprises (WA) Pty Ltd for this course, may undertake workplace (on-the job) training for this course under the supervision and instruction of a licensed scaffolder. With workplace training, assessment will still be required by a Coastal Enterprises (WA) Pty Ltd WorkSafe Assessor to ensure the participant meets the competency standards required for licensing. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is also offered for this unit, and on proof of evidence the course time may be reduced to asssessment time only (1-2 days). Contact our office for more details.

~ Inclusions

All learning materials (including a comprehensive learner guide), consumables & equipment. Tea, coffee and chilled/filtered water are also provided on public courses.

~ Aims

Coastal Enterprises (WA) Pty Ltd, as a Registered Training Organisation, strive to maintain the highest professional standards in the delivery of its competency based and accredited training.

~ Required Resources

  • Hardened-toe Safety Work Boots (MUST be supplied and worn by the participant)
  • Hard Hat
  • High-visibility Clothing
  • Safety Glasses
  • Stationary
  • 100 points of Identification
  • Current WorkSafe License (if previously obtained).

NOTE: Access to the components as listed in the course overview will be required if training is to be conducted on-site.

~ Course Frequency

Basic Scaffolding is held frequently as the first part of a cycle which begins with Basic Scaffolding, then Intermediate and finally Advanced Scaffolding. All courses may be sat individually, providing the participant meets the prerequisites of the course. Contact our office for the scheduled dates for our next regular Basic Scaffolding class.

~ Registration

Phone Coastal Enterprises (WA) Pty Ltd on:

Phone: (+61) 08 9437-6688           Fax: (+61) 08 9437-6060 

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