Excellent opportunity working for the leading scaffolding provider in the Midlands. Duties include, visually inspecting and selecting serviceable materials such as tubes, boards and fittings. Testing and reporting in accordance with TG4 Anchorage Systems for scaffolding.
Closing date: 30 Dec 2023
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 40.0
Possible start date
08 Jan 2024
01 Sep 2023
Level 2 (GCSE)
What will the apprentice be doing?
On completion the scaffolder will be able to:
- Make adequate provision for the safety of themselves, the workforce, the public affected by scaffolding work, and future users of the scaffold structure by working to the relevant British and European Standards, National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) guidance e.g. Technical Guidance (TG)20 (Good Practice guidance for Tube and fitting Scaffolding Safety Guidance, SG4, (Preventing Falls in Scaffolding Operations) SG6 (Manual Handling in the Scaffolding Industry) and statutory regulations
- Carry, raise, lower and use scaffold materials correctly and safely on a working platform
- Visually inspect, select, assemble and install prefabricated beams into scaffold structures
- Support scaffold protection fans according to requirements of current industry practice
- Erect scaffolds on pavements and public places safely and correctly, with regard to Local Authority regulations
- Install spurs and rakers within the correct operating angles. Attach check fittings, droppers and puncheons in the correct positions to scaffolds
- Install anchor ties and other specialist fixings to the manufacturer’s recommendations
- Select, space, install and test the correct number of ties to restrain sheeted and unsheeted scaffolds to current industry practices
- Determine the material requirements for independent and putlog scaffolds with returns, towers and birdcages up to three lifts high.
- Lay out materials, set out scaffolds and overcome obstacles to erect scaffolds safely
- Determine the materials required to set out, erect and dismantle in a safe sequence
- Inspect gin wheels for serviceability, position and fix securely, reeve, rope, tie knots and correctly use gin wheel to haul up scaffold tubes, boards and fittings. Take down gin wheel and coil rope
- Inspect basic scaffolds prior to handover
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- You will attend college over a 2-year period growing from an apprentice to a fully qualified scaffolder whilst learning on the job achieving a Scaffolder Level 2 qualification
- Functional skills if required
- You will be attending construction college midlands, every two to three months on a two-week block release
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
- There is a potential full-time position offered to the right candidate
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired
Things to consider
About the employer
Level 2 (GCSE)
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