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Falcon Training Services -Scaffolding Inspection Training Falcon Training Services -Scaffolding Inspection Training

Course is Designed For:

 Delegates who have awareness and experience of scaffolding structures, which would have come from time spent in their individual industry sector e.g. construction, engineering, and offshore etc. Managers, Supervisors and Operatives who are responsible for inspecting scaffolds and completing reports in accordance with statutory Regulations.

Examples of acceptable experience are :

  • Delegate who holds current Scaffolder/Advanced Card or certification.
  • Delegates who have previously attended a Scaffold Inspection course.
  • Delegates who have a good understanding of spoken and written English.

Course Duration:    3 days with exam (8 hours per day)

Scope and  Aim of the training

  • To enable the delegates to be fully aware of the various types of scaffold, their uses and construction, faults most commonly encountered and to carry out statutory inspections and completion of reports on basic scaffolds and aluminium access towers.

By the end of the training course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the requirements of the relevant legislation, British Standards Code of Practice and industry standards.
  • Identify the safe working loads for working platforms.
  • Differentiate between various scaffold systems and for what purpose they should be used.
  • Understand statutory inspections of basic tube and fitting scaffolds.

Topics Covered Under the Course:

Regulations and approved Codes of Practice, Understand the requirements of the relevant legislation including; EN12811 part 1 (TG20:13,) HSE recommendations for inspecting scaffold systems.

  • Working platforms and their safe working loads.
  • Scaffold systems including; independent tied scaffolds, system scaffolds and mobile aluminium towers.
  • Safe access and egress.
  • The inspection of all types of scaffold (independent, putlog, mobile and static towers).
  • ? Statutory Inspections and completion of reports also incorporating handover certificates and manufacturers' instructions for basic towers.
  • Scaffolding terminology
  • Tubes, boards and fittings
  • Ladders
  • Gin wheels and ropes
  • Scaffold ties

Construction regulations and recommendations of basic scaffolds to include:

  • independent tied scaffold
  • putlog scaffold
  • birdcage scaffold
  • static tower
  • basic independent tied scaffold
  • scaffolds with prefabricated beams
  • protective fans, pavement gantry
  • loading bay, roof saddle scaffold
  • splay scaffold roof edge protection
  • practical inspection
  • reports.
  • Identify the safe working loads for working platforms.
  • Differentiate between various scaffold systems and for what purpose they should be used.
  • Adopt a safe working practice for the use of ladders for access and egress.
  • Appreciate the safe erection, alteration and dismantling procedures as laid out in SG4:10.
  •  Carry out statutory inspections of all types of basic scaffolds and mobile towers.

Methods of Training & Exam Pattern

A mix of theoretical and practical based studies . Throughout the course there is a constant assessment by the instructor who will ask questions about what he has covered in the course, some may be theoretical or some may be practical. At the end of the course there is a 30 question multiple choice paper to be completed by all delegates. A pass mark of 72% is set for all delegates.


All delegates that succeed with the course will receive a certificate of attendance that will be valid for 3 years.

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