Skills Proficiency awards in Scaffolding

Skills Proficiency awards in Scaffolding
Skills Proficiency awards
in Scaffolding
Skills Proficiency Certificate 3529
Syllabus
Assessments
Programme guidance notes
Skill Proficiency awards in Scaffolding
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Contents
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About City & Guilds
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Introduction to this programme
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About this booklet
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How to offer this programme
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Qualification approval
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Examination centre approval
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Numbering system
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Making entries for assessments
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Internal candidates
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External candidates
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Submitting results to City & Guilds
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Roles and responsibilities
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Programme coordinator
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Assessor
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Candidate
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External verifier
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Quality inspector/auditor
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Designing courses of study
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Resources
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Presentation format of syllabus
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Carry out assessments
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Practical assessments
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Preparation, supervision and marking
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Assessment of underpinning knowledge
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Records, results and certification
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Health and safety
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Equal opportunities
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Progression routes and recognition
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Syllabus
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Skills Proficiency Certificate
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Candidate assessment record sheets
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Skills Proficiency Certificate in Basic Scaffolding
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About City & Guilds
We provide assessment and certification services for schools and colleges, business
and industry, trade associations and government agencies in nearly 100 countries.
We have over 125 years of experience in identifying training needs, developing
assessment materials, carrying out assessments and training assessment staff. We
award certificates to people who have shown they have mastered skills that are based
on world-class standards set by industry. City & Guilds International provides a service
to customers around the world who need quality assessments and certification.
Introduction to this programme
We have designed the Skills Proficiency awards to provide a broad introduction to
essential practical skills for those undergoing training or employed in these areas of work.
We do not say the amount of time a candidate would need to carry out the programme.
We award certificates and diplomas for gaining and showing skills by whatever mode of
study, and not for periods of time spent in study.
About this booklet
This booklet is designed to be used by:
• Candidates
• Instructors
• Assessors
• Verifiers
• Centre co-ordinators
• Employers
It provides all the information required to understand and take part in the Skills Proficiency
awards, and conduct suitable training and assessment in accordance with City & Guilds’
regulations, policy and practice.
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How to offer this programme
To offer these awards you must get approval from us.
There are two categories of approval.
Qualification approval
We give approval to offer a training and assessment course based on this syllabus.
Examination centre approval
We give approval to enter candidates for practical assessments.
To be approved by us to offer a training and assessment course you must send a
completed application to your local City & Guilds office.
To enter candidates for assessment you must be approved by us.
Approved centres must provide suitable facilities for taking practical assessments, secure
places to keep assessment materials, and will have an appointed external verifier to
review practical work.
After we have received and accepted an application, we will send an approval letter
confirming this.
Please note that in this section we have provided an overview of centre approval
procedures. Please refer to the current issue of ‘Delivering International
Qualifications – Centre Guide’ for full details of these procedures.
City & Guilds reserves the right to suspend an approved centre, or withdraw its approval
to conduct City & Guilds programmes, for reasons of debt, malpractice or for any reason
that may be detrimental to the maintenance of authentic, reliable and valid qualifications
or that may prejudice the name of City & Guilds.
Numbering system
We use a numbering system to allow entries to be made for our awards.
To carry out what is needed for the Skills Proficiency awards in Basic Scaffolding,
candidates must be successful in the following assessment:
3529-14-101 Proficiency in Scaffolding
We use these numbers throughout this booklet. You must use these numbers correctly if
you send forms to us.
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Making entries for assessments
Candidates must enter through an assessment centre we have approved to carry out the
assessments for Skills Proficiency awards.
There are two ways of entering candidates for assessments.
Internal candidates
Candidates can enter for assessments if they are taking or have already finished a course
at a school, college or similar training institution that has directed their preparation,
whether by going to a training centre, working with another institution, or by open-learning
methods.
External candidates
These are candidates who have not finished a programme as described above. To be
eligible for assessment external candidates must be able to provide suitable evidence of
previous training or work experience through which the required competencies have been
demonstrated on more than one occasion in the past. The assessment centres must
receive their application for assessment well before the date of the assessment
concerned. This allows them to act on any advice you give about assessment
arrangements or any further preparation needed.
External candidates must meet all the requirements for the assessment.
In this publication we use the term ‘centre’ to mean a school, college, place of work or
other institution.
Submitting results to City & Guilds
Successful candidates entering for the Skills Proficiency awards will receive a ‘Notification
of Candidate Results’ giving details of how they performed.
We grade practical assessments as pass (P) or not yet competent (X).
If candidates successfully finish all the requirements for the Skills Proficiency award at a
specific level, they will receive the appropriate certificate.
We will send the ‘Notification of Candidate Results’, and certificates to the assessment
centre to be awarded to successful candidates. It is your responsibility to give the
candidates the certificates. If candidates have a question about the results and
certificates, they must contact you. You may then contact us if necessary.
We will also send you a results list showing how all candidates performed.
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Roles and responsibilities
This section gives details of the requirements and responsibilities of each role involved in
the assessment, verification and examinations processes. Centres should identify
members of staff to fulfill these roles.
Please refer to ‘Delivering International Qualifications – Centre Guide’ for more
information.
Programme coordinator
The person in the training centre responsible for ensuring that:
• printouts sent by City & Guilds are correct
• results are sent to City & Guilds in accordance with specified procedures
• all interested parties are notified of assessment dates well in advance
• candidates and centre staff fully understand their role and responsibilities
• facilities and equipment are available so that assessments can be conducted in
accordance with City & Guilds requirements
• documents received from City & Guilds are securely stored
• results and/or certificates are properly issued to candidates at the centre
• monitoring the work of assessors.
Assessor
The primary role of an assessor is to assess candidates’ performance and related
knowledge in a range of tasks and to ensure that the competence/knowledge
demonstrated meets the requirements of the programme. Assessors will therefore need to
have occupational experience in the vocational area to be assessed.
They will also need to be familiar with the candidates whom they are assessing; so
assessors are likely to be the candidates’ own instructors, who are best able to decide
when individuals are able to perform competently, and therefore are ready to be formally
assessed for the award.
Assessors are responsible for:
• agreeing an assessment plan with each candidate
• briefing candidates on the assessment process
• following assessment guidance provided
• observing candidates’ performance and/or conducting other forms of assessment
• recording all questions used and answers given for the purposes of meeting the
evidence requirements
• justifying the evidence and making assessment decisions against the standards
• providing candidates with prompt, accurate and constructive feedback
• maintaining records of candidates’ achievement
• confirming that candidates have demonstrated competence/knowledge and completing
the required documentation
• keeping themselves up to date with City & Guilds publications relating to quality
assurance
• agreeing new assessment plans with candidates where further evidence is required
• making themselves available for discussion with the external verifier.
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Candidate
Candidates are those individuals who are working towards a qualification at a centre
approved by City & Guilds.
Candidates are responsible for:
• confirming to assessors that they understand the requirements of the programme
• confirming to assessors that they understand the relationship between the
requirements and the tasks they need to perform to demonstrate competence and/or
related knowledge
• discussing and agreeing assessment plans with their assessors
• identifying possible sources of evidence
• maintaining and presenting evidence in a well organised way
• ensuring that the evidence is adequate to present for assessment
• making themselves available for assessment and to discuss their evidence.
External verifier
External verifiers are appointed by City & Guilds for specific programmes to ensure that all
assessments undertaken within City & Guilds centres are fair, valid, consistent and meet
the requirements of the programme.
External verifiers are responsible for:
• making approval visits/recommendations (where necessary) to confirm organisations
can satisfy the approval criteria
• helping centres to develop internal assessment and evidence evaluation systems that
are fair, reliable, accessible and non-discriminatory
• monitoring internal quality assurance systems and sampling, including by direct
observation, assessment activities, methods and records
• checking claims for certification to ensure they are authentic, valid and supported by
auditable records
• acting as a source of advice and support, including help with the interpretation of
standards promoting best practice
• providing prompt, accurate and constructive feedback to all relevant parties on the
operation of centres’ assessment systems
• confirming that centres have implemented any corrective actions required
• reporting back to city & guilds
• maintaining records of centre visits and making these available for auditing purposes.
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Quality inspector/auditor
Quality inspectors or auditors are appointed by City & Guilds to ensure that centres
comply with our centre approval criteria. Their responsibilities relate to systems and
quality assurance rather than specific assessment requirements.
Quality inspectors or auditors are responsible for:
• conducting inspection or audit trails to ensure centres comply with City & Guilds centre
approval criteria
• making approval visits/recommendations (where appropriate) to confirm that potential
centres satisfy/will be able to satisfy the centre approval criteria
• providing prompt, accurate and constructive feedback to all relevant parties
• providing advice to centres on internal quality arrangements
• reporting back to City & Guilds
• maintaining records of centre visits and making these available for auditing purposes.
Designing courses of study
Candidates for the Skills Proficiency awards will have come from different backgrounds
and will have different employment and training experiences.
We recommend the following:
• carry out an assessment of the candidates’ achievements so you can see what
learning they already have; and
• consider what learning methods and places will best suit them.
When you assess a candidate’s needs, you should design training programmes that
consider:
• has the candidate completed any previous education, training or qualifications?
• does the candidate have any previous practical experience which is relevant to the
aims of the programme and from which they may have learned the relevant skills and
knowledge?
As long as the candidates meet the aims of this learning programme the structure of the
course of training is up to you. So, it is possible to include extra topics that meet local
needs.
Practical work must be carefully planned both to illustrate the application of theory and to
provide exercises of skill. The maximum opportunity must be provided for workshop
practice and demonstrations. As far as possible, candidates must be able to apply their
theoretical knowledge to practical work within a realistic work environment. Candidates
should keep records of the practical work they do so they can refer to it at a later date.
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Resources
If you want to use these qualifications as the basis for a course, you must read this
booklet and make sure that you have the staff and equipment to meet all the
requirements. If there are no facilities for realistic practical work, we strongly recommend
that you develop links with local industry to provide opportunities for hands-on experience.
Presentation format of syllabus
Practical competences
Each unit starts with a section on practical competences which shows the practical skills
candidates must have.
At times we give more detail about important words in each ‘competence statement’.
For example:
1.2 Apply good housekeeping practices at all times.
Practices: clean/tidy work areas, removal/disposal of waste products, protect
surfaces
In the above statement the word ‘practices’ is given as a range which the candidate
should be familiar with. If a range starts with the abbreviation ‘eg’ the candidates only
need to cover some of the ranged areas or you can use suitable alternatives.
The end of each unit contains practical assessments which deal with the practical
competences. Candidates must carry out the practical assessments either in a real or a
simulated work environment.
Carry out assessments
The practical assessments for these awards may be carried out during the learning
programme, but they may also take place during a special assessment period once
training has been completed.
We describe these assessments as ‘free date’ because they are carried out at a college
or other training establishment on a date or over a period which the college chooses.
Assessments must be carried out in accordance with the requirements described in
‘Delivering International Qualifications – Centre Guide’. Assessors/instructors should
familiarise themselves with the Guide to the assessment of practical skills contained in
this booklet.
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Practical assessments
The practical assessments for the Skills Proficiency awards are derived from the practical
competences.
The competence checklist (tick boxes) serves as the marking criteria for these
assessments and should be used by the assessor/instructor to record the outcome of
each candidate’s performance.
The competence checklist is a list of activities or performance outcomes that a candidate
must be seen to be able to do in order to be considered competent in the tasks being
assessed for these awards. The checklists are written in the same way, so that for each
competence statement it is possible to say either:
‘Yes, the candidate successfully carried out this activity’ or
‘No, the candidate has not yet achieved this standard.’
The use of local legislation, tools, equipment and practices is allowed within the
specifications of the ‘range’ supporting each practical competence statement. The results
of the assessment must be documented and available for audit by the external verifier.
All assessments must be successfully completed.
All assessments must be completed in the context of one specific job role in which the
candidate is working, or for which the candidate is being trained. The context must be
stated on each candidate’s assessment record.
The competence checklists in this publication must be photocopied and must be
completed for every candidate.
The practical assessments for these awards are not suitable for entirely classroom-based
teaching. Candidates must demonstrate competence in a realistic work environment.
This may be:
• the workplace in which the candidate is undertaking training
• a simulated work environment.
A simulated work environment is an area such as a training room specifically designed to
replicate the work place as closely as possible. A classroom is unsuitable as a simulated
work environment.
A candidate transferring from a realistic work environment to a real workplace should
perceive no difference.
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Candidates may demonstrate competence in a combination of real and simulated
situations.
Candidates must be able to show that they can perform the required tasks to the
standards that would be expected if they were actually working in industry. This will
include factors such as the time taken to complete the tasks and the quality of any
products produced. In addition to demonstrating practical skills, candidates will have to
show that they can cope with psychological and environmental conditions of real work, eg
pressures and consequences of producing products for customers, working with other
people, planning and organising work, following procedures, and dealing with variations
and problems that may occur in performing the specified tasks.
Candidates undertaking practical activities for the purposes of assessment must, at all
times, be under the supervision of a competent and qualified supervisor.
Preparation, supervision and marking
It is essential that the instructor ensures all necessary preparations are carried out.
This will involve ensuring:
• the candidate is ready to demonstrate his or her practical skills
• every candidate understands what is involved
• any necessary materials, tools or equipment are available for the assessment.
Assessment of the practical performance is determined on outcomes as defined by the
practical competences. The candidate must be successful in all competences included in
the checklist before it can be ‘signed off’ and its results transferred to the summative
record.
All practical assessments should be supervised and instructors should make sure that the
results reflect the candidate’s own performance. Separate records must be kept of the
dates of all attempts by each candidate.
The candidate should be informed of the result as soon as possible. If he/she does not
meet the standard of ‘competent’ in any of the practical requirements, the decision of
either immediate resit or further practice must be taken.
Assessment of underpinning knowledge
The knowledge requirements in this programme are tested by asking questions at the end
of the practical assessment to verify that the candidate understands the reasons why a
particular activity has been performed.
The programme coordinator must arrange in advance with their local City & Guilds office
to obtain the underpinning knowledge questions and candidate record sheets required for
conducting the oral assessment. He/she is responsible for ensuring that all oral
questioning materials are kept securely and the assessments conducted in accordance
with City & Guilds requirements.
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Oral questioning must not be conducted during an activity. The person carrying out the
assessment of practical competences is responsible for asking questions about
underpinning knowledge and recording the candidate’s responses on the relevant form.
The candidate response record forms must be available for review by the external verifier.
The underpinning knowledge questions may be asked in any language that is understood
by both candidate and assessor. The centre must ensure that the external verifier is
provided with translations of questions asked, as well as candidate responses, if he/she
does not speak the language in which questioning was conducted.
Please refer to the section Oral questioning in the Guide to the assessment of
practical skills contained in this booklet.
Records, results and certification
When all the required assessments have been achieved, the result must be entered onto
Form S which must be countersigned by the external verifier and sent to City & Guilds.
You must keep all assessment documentation and material in a file for each candidate
until the results have been agreed by the external verifier and until confirmation of the
result has been received from City & Guilds. You must hold all the evidence for a
minimum of six months and candidate records for a minimum of three years.
After results have been confirmed, copies of assessment documentation other than Form
S may be returned to candidates.
The operation of this programme requires the appointment of an external verifier. The
external verifier must countersign the results of the practical assessments on Form S.
The external verifier should also be able to inspect records and candidates’ work to
verify the results before submission.
Health and safety
All work must be carried out in a safe and efficient manner, and safety must be inherent in
the candidate’s approach to the practical assessments.
Centres must ensure that due attention is paid to safety and safe working practices during
all practical assessments.
It is expected that the assessor will intervene if a candidate is acting in a dangerous
manner, explaining to the candidate the reason for stopping the assessment.
Candidates should not be allowed to continue with the test if acting in an unsafe manner.
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Equal opportunities
We are committed to giving everyone who wants to gain one of our awards an equal
opportunity of achieving it. We support equal opportunities in education, training and
employment, and will take positive action to:
• promote practice and procedures in our centres that give equal opportunities to
everybody, regardless of their culture, sex, ability, disability, age, ethnic background,
nationality, religion, sexual orientation (sexuality), marital status, employment status or
social class
• work towards removing all practice and procedures that discriminate unfairly (directly or
indirectly)
• widen access to our awards to include people who are under-represented
• set the awards standards according to equal opportunities best practice.
We will make sure that our centres use an equal opportunities policy that works together
with ours, and that they maintain an effective appeals procedure.
We will expect centres to tell candidates how to find and use their own equal opportunities
policy and appeals procedure.
Progression routes and recognition
We have a range of related qualifications for onward progression. These include relevant
International Vocational Qualifications listed in the City & Guilds International Handbook.
Candidates achieving this Skills Proficiency award at Skills Proficiency Certificate level will
be eligible to apply for assessment in relevant units within 6161 IVQ in Construction
Industry at Certificate level.
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Syllabus
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Skills Proficiency Certificate
Introduction
The aim of this module is to enable the candidate to:
a. maintain safe working conditions
b. adopt safe procedures for themselves and others
c. maintain and sharpen tools
d. select and use tools in a correct and safe manner
e. interpret construction drawings of scaffolding
f. develop basic scaffolding erection and dismantling techniques.
The use of national/local regulations and working practices must be included in all
practical competences.
Practical competences
Learning Outcome 1: The candidate will be able to follow safe working practices
and conditions
The candidate must be able to do the following:
1.1 Carry out safe working practices to prevent hazards and to ensure the safety of
working personnel and members of the public
Hazards: excavations, obstructions, wet concrete, absence of warning notices
1.2 Inspect for faults, set up and safely use steps and ladders in general use
Faults: metal components (corrosion), timber components (deterioration, splits, cracks)
Plywood components (deterioration, splits, cracks), Scaffold components (check welds,
cracks, splits, accumulation of dirt, concrete)
Set up: firm/level base, clip/lash down
1.3 Set up safety barriers around scaffold platforms to protect working personnel and
members of the public
Barriers: security tape, barrier material (timber, metal, plastic), safety/warning (signs,
lights)
1.4 Select and use protective clothing and safety equipment for specific tasks
Equipment/clothing: overalls, gloves, eye protection, face mask, ear defenders/plugs,
safety boots, safety helmet (hard hat), safety belt/harness, reflective or high visibility
clothing, high intensity torch, insulated rubber mats, insulated tools, caution boards
Tasks: erection of scaffoldings, dismantling of scaffoldings, working with dangerous
substances
1.5 Use and store materials in a safe manner.
Use: eg following manufacturers’ instructions
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Materials: Ropes, gin wheel, steel plates, cleaning fluids, pallets, waterproofing agents,
structural steel, lubricants, insulating materials, Tubular steel, Aluminum alloy, timber,
couplers, scaffold boards, props, anchors, ties, beams, ladders and components
Materials for frame: Base plates, braces, platforms, ladders, guardrails, brackets, ties,
screw jacks, coupling devices, nails, other fittings
Materials for tubular: Mudsills, platforms, guardrails, pipe, wedges, bolts, clamps and
coupler (right angle, end to end, swivel, parallel, tie), bracing, ledgers, transoms,
standards, tie-ins, putlog end, Toe board clip, plain base plate spigot, caster wheels with
steel or rubber tyred wheel , adjustable base plate fixed swivel, sleeve, expanding joint pin
spigot, adjustable reveal pin.
Materials for modular: Mudsills, platforms, guardrails, starter collars, ledgers, transoms,
braces, other fittings
Store: Safe loading-unloading practices, stacking, racking, interlocking, blocking, labeling
Learning Outcome 2: The candidate will be able to maintain and use tools safely
The candidate must be able to do the following:
2.1 Sharpen, set and top hand saws
2.2 Sharpen and hone chisels and plane blades
2.3 Assemble hand planes ready for use.
Planes: eg rebate, plough, block, bull
2.4 Cut timber, plywood, materials by hand using the correct tools.
Cut: eg marking, measurement
Materials: eg pipes, couplers, system form work components, timber, plywood
consumables
Tools: eg hammer, chisel, bolster, masonry hand saw, guillotine, hydraulic cutter,
scriber/tile cutter, hacksaw, , try square, combination square, marking gauge, marking
knife, compasses, tape measure, rule/ruler
2.5 Select, use, clean and store hand tools to construct, erect and dismantle scaffolding.
Hand tools: eg ratchet, spanner, wrench, hoist, level, saws, plane, chisels (bevel edge,
firmer, mortise), hammer, screw drivers (slotted, cross head), brace and bit
2.6 Select, use, clean and store portable power tools.
Power tools: sander, saw, drill, air stapler, angle grinder, portable power planer, power
saw, drilling machine
2.7 Cut a chase and a pipe hole in a brick or block wall using hand tools.
Tools: eg hammer, chisel, comb chisel
2.8 Identify different materials and tools used for erecting basic scaffolding
Materials: Ropes, gin wheel, steel plates, cleaning fluids, pallets, waterproofing agents,
structural steel, lubricants, insulating materials, Tubular steel, Aluminum alloy, timber,
couplers, scaffold boards, props, anchors, ties, beams, ladders and components
Materials for frame: Base plates, braces, platforms, ladders, guardrails, brackets, ties,
screw jacks, coupling devices, nails, other fittings
Materials for tubular: Mudsills, platforms, guardrails, pipe, wedges, bolts, clamps and
coupler (right angle, end to end, swivel, parallel, tie), bracing, ledgers, transoms,
standards, tie-ins, putlog end, Toe board clip, plain base plate spigot, caster wheels with
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steel or rubber tyred wheel , adjustable base plate fixed swivel, sleeve, expanding joint pin
spigot, adjustable reveal pin.
Materials for modular: Mudsills, platforms, guardrails, starter collars, ledgers, transoms,
braces, other fittings
Tools: hammer, chisel, bolster, hand saw, guillotine, hydraulic cutter, scriber, power tools,
try square, combination square, marking gauge, marking knife, compasses, tape
measure, rule/ruler, ratchet, spanner, wrench, hoist, level, saws, plane, chisels (bevel
edge, firmer, mortise), hammer, screw drivers (slotted, cross head), brace and bit
Power tools: sander, saw, drill, air stapler, angle grinder, portable power planer, power
saw, drilling machine
Learning Outcome 3: The candidate will be able to erect and dismantle basic
scaffolding safely
The candidate must be able to do the following:
3.1 Interpret information provided in scaffolding drawings
Information: Measurements, scales, specifications and abbreviations, types and
components, estimation of materials, base and height ratio
3.2 Mark out the area to erect scaffold as per the drawing
3.3 Check the stability of the ground/foundation/base on which scaffold will be erected
3.4 Check different materials and tools required for erecting scaffolding
3.5 Safely erect basic scaffolding in compliance with industry standards
Basic scaffolding: Independent scaffolding (Frame, Tubular, Modular)
Static and mobile tower (Frame, Tubular, Modular)
Putlog (Frame, Tubular, Modular)
Birdcage (Frame, Tubular, Modular)
3.6 Select different tools required for dismantling scaffolding components carefully
without damage
Tools: Hammer, chisel, power tools, ratchet, wrench, spanner, hoist, screw driver, plier,
wire cutters, Personal safety equipment
3.7 Safely dismantle basic scaffolds
Safely dismantle: Remove materials / components in appropriate sequence, good
housekeeping (nails pulled, area clean), clean and stack materials neatly for future use
Knowledge requirements
Oral questioning should be used to provide evidence of the candidate’s knowledge of:
Learning Outcome 4: The candidate will understand safe working practices in the
workplace
The candidate must be able to do the following:
4.1 Describe the Duties and responsibilities of competent scaffolders as per industry
standards.
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Duties and responsibilities: Follow health and safety practices, select appropriate tools
and equipment, maintain and store different tools and equipment, assemble, erect and
dismantle scaffold as per the requirement
4.2 State methods of hazard prevention.
Methods: warning notices on partly dismantled scaffolds and scaffolds under erection,
Inspection of scaffolds, barriers
4.3 Describe the safe use of simple scaffold platforms
Safe use: manufacturers’ instructions, nationally/locally applied regulations
Scaffold platforms: basic scaffolding (Frame, Tubular & Modular): Independent, static
and mobile tower, putlog and birdcage
4.4 Describe faults, possible hazards and dangerous practices when using ladders,
scaffolds, gangways, hand rails, steps.
Faults: metal components (corrosion), timber components (deterioration, splits, cracks),
checking welds, cracks, splits, accumulation of dirt, concrete
Hazards: base fixing/stabilizing, clip/lash at platform level, clear space around base,
electrical hazards, live power lines, traffic, machinery with moving parts, poor foundation
for scaffold, damaged scaffold components, overloading of base frames not sufficiently
braced or supported, scaffold components, falling objects from crane or forklift, falling from
heights, slips and trips, collapse of scaffold due to instability, improper tie-backs and used
of sub-standard materials
Dangerous practices: Not using appropriate PPE, not following user manual instructions
4.5 Describe the purpose and use of barriers and warning signs/lights to protect
working personnel and members of the public from accidents.
Purpose: Segregation of different work activities, segregation of work from members of
the public, warn public and workers of danger zones
Barriers: Security tape, barrier material (timber, metal, plastic),
Warning signs/lights: Warning notices, safety signs lights on toe-boards and handrails.
4.6 Describe the purpose of using protective clothing and safety equipment.
Purpose: handling corrosive/heavy materials, cutting bricks/stones/blocks, using power
tools, protecting feet from heavy objects, working below other workers or machines,
working with dangerous substances
Equipment/clothing: Overalls, gloves, eye protection, face mask, ear defenders/plugs,
safety boots, safety helmet (hard hat), safety belt/harness, reflective or high visibility
clothing, and high intensity torch, insulated rubber mats, and insulated tools, caution
boards
4.7 List different types of toxic materials
Types: Cleaning fluids, lubricants, insulating materials, flammable/combustible/corrosive
chemicals: petrol, diesel, cleaning acid, battery acid, grease, paint, thinning agents
4.8 Describe the effects, preventative and remedial actions to be taken in the case of
exposure to toxic materials.
Effect: Burning of eyes, skin infections, rashes, allergy, breathing difficulties
Preventative action: ventilation, masks, protective clothing/equipment
Remedial action: immediate first aid, report to supervisor
Exposure: ingested, contact with skin, inhaled
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Learning Outcome 5: The candidate will understand types of basic scaffolding and
relevant tools and materials
The candidate must be able to do the following:
5.1 Describe different types of basic scaffolding
Types of scaffolding: Independent scaffolding (Frame, Tubular, Modular),
Static and mobile tower (Frame, Tubular, Modular), Putlog (Frame, Tubular, Modular),
Birdcage (Frame, Tubular, Modular)
5.2 Describe how to use and maintain scaffolding tools
Use: manufacturers’ instructions, safety
Maintain: cleaning, blade care (sharpening), oiling, repairing, replacing damaged tools
Tools: hammer, chisel, bolster, hand saw, guillotine, hydraulic cutter, scriber, power tools,
try square, combination square, marking gauge, marking knife, compasses, tape
measure, rule/ruler, ratchet, spanner, wrench, hoist, level, saws, plane, chisels (bevel
edge, firmer, mortise), hammer, screw drivers (slotted, cross head), brace and bit, Power
tools: sander, saw, drill, air stapler, angle grinder, portable power planer, power saw,
drilling machine
5.3 Describe how to store materials in a safe manner
Materials: Ropes, gin wheel, steel plates, cleaning fluids, pallets, waterproofing agents,
structural steel, lubricants, insulating materials, Tubular steel, Aluminum alloy, timber,
couplers, scaffold boards, props, anchors, ties, beams, ladders and components
Materials for frame: Base plates, braces, platforms, ladders, guardrails, brackets, ties,
screw jacks, coupling devices, nails, other fittings
Materials for tubular: Mudsills, platforms, guardrails, pipe, wedges, bolts, clamps and
coupler (right angle, end to end, swivel, parallel, tie), bracing, ledgers, transoms,
standards, tie-ins, putlog end, Toe board clip, plain base plate spigot, caster wheels with
steel or rubber tyred wheel , adjustable base plate fixed swivel, sleeve, expanding joint pin
spigot, adjustable reveal pin.
Materials for modular: Mudsills, platforms, guardrails, starter collars, ledgers, transoms,
braces, other fittings
Store: Safe loading-unloading practices, stacking, racking, interlocking, blocking, labelling
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Candidate assessment record sheets
Instructions
One complete set of competence achievement records must be provided for each
candidate being assessed. The following section contains competence achievement
records for the Skills Proficiency Award programmes.
The assessor should confirm achievement of each requirement with a tick in the
appropriate box and note the date of achievement. The candidate should also initial and
date each requirement to confirm the successful completion of the assessment.
Unsuccessful attempts should not be recorded on these sheets but recorded separately.
Upon completion of all requirements for the award the competence assessment record
must be dated and signed by the candidate, assessor and external verifier before results
can be submitted and certification requested.
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Skills Proficiency Certificate in Basic Scaffolding
Competence achievement record
Candidate name (please print)
_____________________________________________________________
Practical competences
Health and Safety
(
Standard achieved
(✓)
Date
Assessor
initial
Date
Candidate
initial
1.1 Carry out safe working
practices to prevent hazards
and to ensure the safety of
working personnel and
members of the public
1.2 Inspect for faults, set up
and safely use steps and
ladders in general use
1.3 Set up safety barriers
around scaffold platforms to
protect working personnel and
members of the public
1.4 Select and use protective
clothing and safety equipment
for specific tasks
1.5 Use and store materials in
a safe manner
Tools maintenance and skills
(✓)
2.1 Sharpen, set and top hand
saws
2.2 Sharpen and hone chisels
and plane blades
2.3 Assemble hand planes
ready for use
2.4 Cut timber, plywood and
materials by hand using the
correct tools
2.5 Select, use, clean and store
hand tools to construct, erect
and dismantle scaffolding
2.6 Select, use, clean and store
portable power tools
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2.7 Cut a chase and a pipe hole
in a brick or block wall using
hand tools
2.8 identify different materials
and tools used for erecting basic
scaffolding
Erect and Dismantle Basic
Scaffolding
(✓)
3.1 Interpret information
provided in scaffolding drawings
3.2 Mark out the area to erect
scaffold as per the drawing
3.3 Check the stability of the
ground/foundation/base on
which scaffold will be erected
3.4 Check different materials
and tools required for erecting
scaffolding
3.5 Safely erect basic
scaffolding in compliance with
industry standards
3.6 Select different tools
required for dismantling
scaffolding components
carefully without damage
3.7 Safely dismantle basic
scaffolds
Context:
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Comments:
This is to confirm that the candidate has successfully completed the required tasks:
Candidate name (please print) and signature
________________________________________________________________
Assessor name (please print) and signature
__________________________________________________________________
Verifier name (please print) and signature
__________________________________________________________________
Completion date
___________________________________________________________________
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