Inspect access scaffolding (Scaffold Inspector)
Unit Standard (SAQA Reg. No 263205)
OSHA requires the general contractor to have scaffolds and scaffold components inspected for visible defects by a competent person (Scaffold Inspector) prior to each work shift and after any occurrence which could affect a scaffold’s structural integrity. Every employer shall provide information, instructions, training and supervision as may be necessary to ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety at work of his employees.
A scaffold inspection may be the difference between someone’s life and death. If someone is injured or dies because of a scaffolding accident, the company has liabilities as well. Employers failure to provide a safe environment Section 38(2) can lead to conviction and liable to a fine not exceeding R100 000 or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding two years or to both such fine and such imprisonment.
Successful candidates credited with this unit standard are able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of different types of access scaffolding, applications and compliance.
- Explain the role and responsibilities of the inspector.
- Read and interpret drawings, client requirements and other specifications.
- Inspect and handing over access scaffolding.
COURSE DURATION: 1 Day
NQF LEVEL: 4
Quality Assured Partner: Construction Education And Training Authority
The qualifying learner will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to inspect access scaffolding for compliance with the South African National Standards (SANS) 10085. This course will serve, in conjunction with related unit standards, to develop the qualifying learner to function as a scaffold inspector. The area of focus of this course will be;
Occupational Health & Safety Act 85 0f 1993
South African National Standards 10085
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
What is access scaffolding?
- Putlog Scaffold
- Interlocking Frames
- Free Standing Towers (Mobile And Static)
- Walk Through Frames
- System And Tubular Scaffolds
System Scaffold Components
- The Sole Plates
- The Base Plates
- The Base Jacks
- Reinforced Ledger
- Toe Board
- Toe Board Clips
- Methods of Safe Access
- Hook on Ladder
- Trap Door
Foundations For Scaffolding
- Existing Structures
- Normal Foundations
- Normal foundations
- Applications Of Sole Boards
- Single Sole Boards
- Double Sole Boards For Soft Soil
- Short Sole Boards Per Standards
- Incorrect Procedure For Placement Of Sole Boards On A Slope
- Correct Procedure For Placement Of Sole Boards On A Slope
Classifications Of Tubular Steel System Scaffolding
Placing Of Bracing – Independent Scaffolds
Types Of Ties: Fixed
- Through Ties
- Boxed Ties
- Lip Ties
- Reveal Ties
- Working Platforms
- Resting Platforms
Access And Signage
- Hooked on Ladder
- Access From The Structure
Drawings And Calculations
Inspect Access Scaffolding
Inspecting The Scaffold
- Loading Of Scaffolding
- Special Scaffolds
Basic scaffold Inspection Checklist
Scaffold Inspection Register
Entry Level Requirements Into This Programme?
- Certified copy of his/her ID document
- Erect, use and dismantle access scaffolding at NQF Level 3 (Erector Certificate)
- School certificate Grade 7 (Std 5) or Skills certificate equivalent NQF Level 3
- Be medically fit and in possession of a medical certificate, declaring him/her free from a condition that may prevent him/her from working safely at heights.
Learning Assumed To Be In Place And Recognition Of Prior Learning:
- Communication at NQF Level 3 or equivalent
- Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 3 or equivalent.
- Scaffolder Erectors
- Safety Supervisor
- Safety & Health Officer