This unit specifies the skills and knowledge required to safely perform intermediate scaffolding work.
Scaffolding work involves erecting, altering or dismantling a temporary structure to support a platform from which a person or object could fall more than four metres.
This unit applies to scaffolding work involving:
cantilevered crane loading platforms
barrow ramps and sloping platforms
scaffolding associated with perimeter safety screens and shutters
mast climbing work platforms
tube and coupler scaffolds (including tube and coupler covered ways and gantries).
Scaffolding work is undertaken in construction and other industries where temporary structures are erected, altered and dismantled.
Completion of the general construction induction training program, specified in the Safe Work Australia model Code of Practice: Construction Work, is required by anyone carrying out construction work. Achievement of CPCCWHS1001Prepare to work safely in the construction industry meets this requirement.
Competence in this unit does not in itself result in a licence. A licence is obtained after competence is assessed under applicable Commonwealth, state or territory work health and safety (WHS) regulations.