A scaffolder installs scaffolding on a building site

Scaffolder

Scaffolders erect and dismantle scaffolding to provide work platforms on building and industrial sites, and for temporary structures such as staging and seating.

Overview

Scaffolders erect and dismantle scaffolding to provide work platforms on building and industrial sites, and for temporary structures such as staging and seating.

Day-to-day

  • fits and bolts tubes, support braces and components to form bases and build up scaffolding
  • lifts and positions sections of scaffolding
  • erects guard rails, guy wires, ropes and clamps, laying planks and hanging safety nets
  • dismantles and removes scaffolding from building sites.

Considerations

  • physically demanding
  • working outdoors.

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Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Scaffolder

  • You can work as a Scaffolder without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate III in scaffolding might be helpful.

    Take a Certificate III in Steelfixing

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