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Scaffold Safety Awareness


Scaffolding is an essential component around site and is in use on a wide variety of builds and works. From basic structures to complex, multi-storey builds, there is far more to it than simply erecting scaffolds to work from, so safety is naturally an absolute must for training and operations. Understanding how to keep operatives, workers nearby and the public who often walk near or underneath scaffolding safe from harm is critical in responsible scaffolding works.

This Citrus Scaffold Safety Awareness qualification provides the knowledge and skills required to understand how to work safely with scaffolding and access equipment and deal with issues when they arise.

In addition, delegates will receive training in the various legislation associated with work at height and a background in the different additional pieces of equipment available to aid safety and prevent accidents. 

Course Outline

With a mix of practical and theory-based exercises and tutorials, delegates will cover the basics of scaffolding and general site safety and understand their responsibilities. In addition, they’ll gain knowledge of scaffolding equipment, working safely at height and how to report any health and safety issues. 

The course reflects national standards and industry best practices and is fully accredited in line with regulations. In addition, choose to learn with Citrus, and delegates benefit from our custom-built training facilities and customer-first approach.

Our occupationally and technically-experienced trainers coach delegates on this course, completing the session with a practical observation and theory examination. Delegates must complete all assessments to pass this qualification.  

Course Programme

The one-day training is a mixture of classroom-based discussion and practical demonstrations focussing on safety knowledge and skills of working with Scaffolding and access equipment.

Delegates will review legal requirements, ensure safety compliance and inspections, and understand procedures, appropriate documentation and classifications.

The course content includes: 

  • An introduction to Scaffolding and Scaffolding terminology 
  • General responsibilities in Scaffolding
  • Applicable legislation, BSEN12811 part 1, HSE recommendations, current industry practice and SG4:15. 
  • Working platforms and their safe working loads 
  • The appreciation of all types of independent, putlog scaffolding 
  • Work at Height 2005 - procedures and regulation 
  • Accident prevention and reporting 
  • Slips, trips and falls 
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Assessment consists of an assessment paper at the end of the session.

On Completion

At the end of the training, successful delegates will:  

  • Understand relevant legislation, the British Standards Code of Practice and industry standards 
  • Identify the safe working loads for working platforms 
  • Differentiate between various scaffold systems and their uses
  • Understand statutory inspections of basic independent tied and putlog scaffolds 

On successfully completing the course, delegates receive a Citrus Certification, valid for three years.  

Who Should Attend?

This Citrus Scaffold Safety Awareness training course is for Engineers, Supervisors, Operatives, or any person(s) who come across steel tubes and fitting scaffolds as part of their working duties or on an irregular basis. This is an entry-level course, and more training is required for erecting and inspecting scaffolding. 

Course Duration

This comprehensive one-day training prepares delegates with a basic understanding of working with Scaffolding and access equipment.

Why Citrus?

We dedicate our efforts to unrivalled quality and the customer experience at Citrus Training, providing exemplary service to our clients and producing excellent results from our delegates. As a result, we are the leading UK-based provider of health, safety, and technical training and assessment services to the Built Environment and Utility sectors. 

To ensure we are always at the forefront of the industry, we take strategic input from impartial experts to identify risks and provide practical solutions to high-risk, high harm environments such as Working At Heights. Their professional advice, combined with our in-house expertise, means we can give hyper-detailed content on everything delegates need to know, including PPE and equipment, inspections, and servicing.

Train with Citrus and delegates benefit from our in-house and employed Working at Heights specialist trainers, offering the very best training standards, consistency, and quality. Our professional, highly qualified instructors deliver all aspects of the course and guarantee a successful, exclusive and inclusive learning experience. 

Employers and delegates can choose from dedicated courses to suit customer-specific requirements, locations, and dates. As a result, we’ve successfully delivered training for over 20,000 delegates across the Working at Heights training category.

Things You Need to Know

The training has practical elements, so delegates must inform their trainer if they have any serious health issues, physical problems, special considerations or are taking any medication, which may create difficulties in any elements of this course. In addition, delegates should also bring suitable PPE on the day of training, for example, safety helmets, safety shoes or boots, hi-vis and gloves.

Delegates must bring a passport photograph on the day of training so we may issue ID Cards. 

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. Please ensure that the practical area has been risk assessed, is free from harm and is suitable for training. A suitable scaffold should also be available for the practical exercise. 

Popular FAQ's

Yes - delegates need to have a good understanding of the English language to take the course.

No, but there are practical elements, so delegates must inform their trainer if there is anything they need to consider before starting the course.

Yes, you need to bring your own PPE for the course. You will receive joining instructions with your booking confirmation with full details.

Yes, the course includes both theory and practical training and testing.

Yes, it can as long as the site meets the standard requirements.

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