Scaffolders erect and dismantle scaffolding to provide work platforms on building or industrial sites, or for temporary structures such as stages, seating and catwalks.
Duties & Tasks
Scaffolders may perform the following tasks:check requirements from drawings and written instructions, select materials and set ground levels
fit together steel pipes, support braces and clamps to form bases for scaffolds
lift and position sections of scaffolding and bolt pipes together to build up scaffolding
place planks over horizontal bars to create platforms
check levels in scaffolding structures
use prefabricated scaffolding when available
dismantle scaffolding at the completion of a job.
Scaffolders work mostly outdoors, at a variety of locations and in most weather conditions.
enjoy practical and manual activities
able to cope with the physical demands of the job
able to work at heights
a sense of balance
good hand-eye coordination
able to work as part of a team
at least 18 years of age.