Reach­ing to new heights

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - UP SKILL - Janita Singh For more de­tails, see: syd­

THE con­struc­tion in­dus­try is boom­ing and skills such as scaf­fold­ing are in de­mand.

The TAFE course Cer­tifi­cate III in Scaf­fold­ing gives stu­dents the build­ing blocks to work in this in­dus­try.

It in­cludes learn­ing how to plan, build and erect scaf­fold­ing (a tem­po­rary struc­ture on the out­side of a build­ing). Scaf­folds are used by work­ers to con­struct, re­pair and clean build­ings.

The course is aimed at con­struc­tion work­ers who need to erect, al­ter and dis­man­tle scaf­fold­ing and as­so­ci­ated equip­ment.

Stu­dents dis­cover how to build mod­u­lar and cou­pler scaf­folds, fall protection de­vices, catch plat­forms and bracket scaf­folds and learn about as­so­ci­ated op­er­a­tions.

The top­ics cov­ered re­flect and sim­u­late a con­struc­tion work­place en­vi­ron­ment.

Work­place and health/ safety is also ad­dressed.

To be a scaf­folder you will need to be phys­i­cally fit and have a head for heights.

The Cer­tifi­cate III in Scaf­fold­ing looks at the skill set needed to work on con­struc­tion projects.

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