HRETDs scaffold erecting and dismantling training course details
Erect and dismantle
access scaffolding
SAQA unit standard: 263245
Field: Physical Planning and Construction
NQF level:  03 (5 credits)
Maximum learners per group: Ten learners
Novice training duration: Two days
Re-certification training duration: One day
HRETDs scaffold erecting and dismantling training course details
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Advanced driving
Crane operations
Lift trucks
Lifting operations
Earthmoving plant
Construction plant
Scaffold erecting
Scaffold inspection
Scaffold team leader
Working at heights
Construction site safety
Health and safety
ISO standards
Dangerous goods
Tools & powertools
Landscaping tools
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Included in this mutimedia training programme This scaffold erecting course is designed for both novice and experienced erectors who may be expected to erect, use and mismantle scaffolds while performing their daily duties in the working environment.

Learners who achieve the course objectives will, upon completion, be able to identify various scaffolds and components, understand legislative and SABS standards, apply scaffold safety and determine the stores required, foundation preparation and inspections on components before erection.

Entry requirements

Grade 7 certificate (basic maths and English literacy) or equivalent qualification.

For any queries regarding the requirements and conditions of scaffold erecting training, contact our skills development advisor for more information.

Scaffolding safety and construction

Each learner will receive

Scaffold erecting and dismantling training

Construction health and safety training

Course content

Getting to know scaffolding, identifying scaffold types and different components

We discuss the common types of scaffolds used in industry and their basic components.

Legislation: Construction Regulations 2003 Act 21 and SANS 10085 – 2004

Scaffold safety

Determining stores required; site preparation and scaffold foundations

Component inspections

We show learners how to carry out inspections on Kwikstage and self-lock scaffolds, including tube and fitting inspections.

Erecting and dismantling scaffolds

We instruct learners how to erect and dismantle heavy, medium and light scaffolds.

Scaffold inspections

We show learners how to carry out scaffold inspections, issue remedial instructions and confirm changes have been made and record details in an inspection register.

Use of ladders

We discuss safety precautions with ladders, as well as how to use ladders within the confines of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Assessment methods

We conduct a formative theoretical assessment at the beginning of the course to gauge the learner’s initial understanding (novices only). At the end of the training, a summative theoretical and practical application assessment is conducted, to find if the learner is competent; if not, additional developmental areas are identified and suggested.

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CETA accreditedTraining programme accreditation

This training programme is registered and accredited by the Construction Education Training Authority (CETA) in accordance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) unit standard 263245: Erect, Use and Dismantle Access Scaffolding.

HRETD certification policy

Provided that the entry requirements have been met, and the learner found competent to erect, use and dismantle access scaffolding, the candidate will receive a certificate of competence that is valid life-long, excepting where it is the policy of the company to have the scaffold practitioner refreshed every two years.

SAQA credits allocation

In addition to being competent to erect, use and dismantle access scaffolding, candidate erectors who have undertaken the necessary notional hours, and provided enrolment procedures have been adhered to, will receive 5 credits towards the national certificate in supervision of construction processes, as well as a statement of results.

HRETD offers training programmes, from short skills courses to train the trainer courses. We specialise in legal compliance training that is accredited with the TETA and CETA when it comes to technical training, operator training, in service training and onsite training. Our assessors and facilitator trainers responsible for assessment, recertification and certification offer effective training that is Cost effective, competitively priced and affordable in the SADC region including Namibia. We also offer course development. For the transport and logistics industry we offer driver training, advanced driver training and Dangerous goods by road training, as well as diesel locomotive shunting and Fuel bowser training. Rigid heavy vehicle, tip truck, vehicle combination and Water cart training are also offered. When it comes to crane operations training, the lifting machines we specialise in are Heavy cranes and Mobile cranes, as well as Mobilifts, Cabin Overhead cranes, Pendant Overhead cranes and Single girder hoists. We also do Telescopic materials handler, sometimes called Telehandlers and Truck mounted cranes, sometimes called HIAB and Tower cranes. We train on a variety of lift trucks and forklift including counterbalanced lift truck, Advanced defined purpose lift trucks, defined purpose lift trucks and Side loader lift trucks. We also do rough terrain lift trucks, Reach trucks and Pedestrian stackers. Besides these, we also train on order pickers, Side loaders, Very narrow aisle lift trucks and Rail mounted stackers. We give a variety of lifting equipment and lifting operations training including Basic rigging, Banksman and Lifting equipment inspection. We also offer Safe lifting practise training. When it comes to earthmoving plant, we do articulated dump trucks, Concrete dumpers, Excavators and Face shovels. Also offered is Front end loaders, Graders and Rigid dump trucks. We specialise in training for Scrapers, Skid steer loaders and TLBs. Other earthmoving training includes Track type dozers, Tractors and Wheeled dozers (bulldozers). Tractor loader backhoe and dumpers are also offered. Our construction plant training courses includes Asphalt pavers, MEWP (also called cherry picker or mobile elevating works platform), rock breaker and jackhammer, rollers (road rollers) and Tyre handler attachments. When it comes to scaffolding training, we give scaffolding erecting and scaffold inspection – basically scaffolding safety which complies with SANS 10085 – 2004. Our health and safety training includes Construction Regulations 2014 overview or in depth, Construction site flagman and Excavation safety inspection. We also do Ladder inspection, Site safety awareness and Working at heights (also referred to as heights safety or fall arrest as well as Accident/incident investigation and Confined space entry. We offer accredited Fire fighting level 1 and Fire fighting level 2, as well as accredited First aid level 1 and First aid level 2 training. Other safety training we offer is General housekeeping, Handling HAZMAT and Health and safety rep (also called SHE rep and SHEQ), permissions training such as Hot work permissions, Lockout and isolation (also called Lockout Tagout training) We cover the OHS in depth and we have an overview course. We provide Stacking and storing and Stacking and storing HAZMAT (Hazardous materials) training. We train in powertools safety (correctly written power tools) such as Angle grinders, Boilermaking techniques (and welding and arc cutting), Cut-off saws and general Workshop safety including hand tools. When it comes to landscaping (both horticulture and agricultural), we offer Brush cutters, Chainsaws and Lawnmower training.
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