Course Title

Scaffold Awareness


This course will also provide the delegate with an insight into scaffold best practice and what they should expect from their scaffold contractor.

It will not provide the delegate with any knowledge relating to scaffold inspection. Delegates will be issued with a Scaffolding Awareness certificate upon successful completion of the course.

It is important to understand and be aware that this course will NOT provide delegates with the knowledge relating to scaffold inspection.

This course is aimed at anyone who uses scaffolding as part of their work or has responsibilities for managing site scaffolding operations.

It will provide attendees with a greater understanding and appreciation of the potential dangers of working at height on scaffolds and enable them to identify the core components of a safe scaffold.

No of days: 1

Min delegates: 4

Max delegates: 12

Delegates will study the legal obligations contained within:

  • NASC Guidance TG20:21
  • NASC Guidance SG4:22
  • BS EN 12811-1
  • BS EN 1139
  • BS EN 74-1
  • BS EN 2482
  • Applicable HSE legislation surrounding scaffold erection including The Work at Height Regulations
  • HSE Scaffold Checklist
  • Working platforms and their safe working
  • Various types of tying in methods
  • Scaffold systems including: Independent tied scaffolds, putlog scaffolds, system scaffolds and mobile aluminium
  • Faults most commonly encountered
  • Safe Access and Egress
  • The provision and use of scaffolding
  • The correct terminology
  • Components and construction standards required to ensure safe places of
  • Prevention of unauthorised access onto scaffolds and the main contractors

On successful completion of the course, the delegate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A sound knowledge of the legal obligations covering the provision and use of scaffolding including BS EN 12811-1 (TG20:21), British Standards and HSE legislation and recommendations for all types of scaffolding which includes tube & clip scaffold erected to a generally recognised standard configuration, system scaffolds as well as mobile towers.
  • Appreciate the safe erection, alteration and dismantling procedures as laid out in NASC SG4:22
  • The ability to identify scaffold components, the British Standards they conform to and know the reasons for their use
  • Identify the safe working loads for platforms
  • A knowledge of standard scaffold structures, differentiate between various scaffold systems and where and when the requirements for calculations and design are
  • Adopt a safe working practice for the use of ladders for access and
  • Understand statutory inspections of basic independent tied and putlog

If you have a group of employees requiring training, we can run this course on a private basis at a venue of your choice and on a date that suits you.We can tailor the course to meet your needs and requirements.
Scaffold Awareness

* Minimum of 4 people required in order to make the course economically viable.
However, a small number of delegates can travel to a venue where another Scaffold Awareness course is being conducted by Albion Training Services, subject to prior arrangement.

Group discounts are available
All prices quoted are subject to VAT of 20%

On completion of training an in-house photo card and certificate will be awarded. This will be valid for 3 years.
Delegates should provide their own personal protective clothing in a clean and working order, which includes safety helmets, protective gloves, hi vis and safety footwear.

Delegates should inform their trainer if they have any serious health issues, physical problems, special considerations or are taking any medication, which may create difficulties in undertaking elements of this training course.

For training held at your own location, please ensure that the classroom you make available has a 240v power supply and is a suitable size for the number of delegates attending.

In order to pass the course, delegates will need to successfully complete a post-course assessment paper.