Scaffolding

The primary reason for erecting a scaffold is to support a working platform. Most construction work involves working at heights which cannot easily or safely be reached from the ground or part of the building.

By law, an employer must provide a safe working platform and a safe convenient means of access. No scaffold should be erected, altered, or dismantled except under the supervision of a competent and experienced person, and as far as possible, by experienced scaffolders. Scaffolds erected or altered by people who have no knowledge or experience are liable to be dangerous and unsafe.

Duration

Seventeen weeks (Applicants with construction hours are subject to PLAR whereby credits may be granted, resulting in an adjusted duration and applicable tuition fees).

Credential

Certificate

Program Outline

SP2100 Area Scaffolds

This course is designed to give participants the theoretical and practical skills required to safely install Safety Nets and construct Circular and Area Scaffolds using both Tube/Clamp and System components. All projects will be completed in accordance with the Newfoundland Labrador Occupational Health and Safety regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations and accepted safe work practices.

AJ1121 Rigging

This course is designed to give participants the theoretical and practical skills required to safely visually inspect, install, and use rigging equipment in accordance with the Newfoundland Labrador Occupational Health and Safety regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations and accepted safe work practices.

SP2000 Advanced Scaffolding

This course is designed to give participants the theoretical and practical skills required to safely construct Bridging, Cantilevers, and Drop Scaffolds using Tube/Clamp, Tubular Welded Frame, and System components. All projects will be completed in accordance with the Newfoundland Labrador Occupational Health and Safety regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations and accepted safe work practices.

Aerial Lift Operator

This course is designed to give participants the theoretical and practical skills required to safely visually inspect and operate Boom and Scissors lifts in accordance with the Newfoundland Labrador Occupational Health and Safety regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations and accepted safe work practices.

SP1500 Frame Scaffolding

This course is designed to give participants the theoretical and practical skills required to safely construct, inspect and dismantle Tubular Welded Frame scaffolds. This will include Static towers, Rolling towers, Independent towers, and Stair towers. All scaffolds will be built in accordance with the Newfoundland Labrador Occupational Health and Safety regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations and accepted safe work practices.

SP1400 Systems Scaffolding

This course is designed to give participants the theoretical and practical skills required to safely construct, inspect and dismantle scaffolding using System components. This will include Static towers, Rolling towers, Independent towers, Stair towers, and Ramps. All scaffolds will be built in accordance with the Newfoundland Labrador Occupational Health and Safety regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations and accepted safe work practices.

SP1300 – Tube and Clamp Scaffolds

This course is designed to give participants the theoretical and practical skills required to safely construct, inspect and dismantle scaffolds using Tube and Clamp components. This will include Static towers, Rolling towers, Independent towers, and Ramps. All scaffolds will be built in accordance with the Newfoundland Labrador Occupational Health and Safety regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations and accepted safe work practices.

SP1100 Tool Fundamentals

This course is designed to give participants the theoretical and practical skills required to safely use various types of hand and portable power tools pertaining to scaffolding.

TS1530 Standard First Aid

This course is designed to give the apprentice the ability to recognize situations requiring emergency action and to make appropriate decisions concerning first aid. Complete a St. John Ambulance or Canadian Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate course.

Power Line Hazard

The course content and materials are provided and administered by the Workplace Health and Safety Compensation Commission (WHSCC).

The purpose of this training is to increase a participant’s awareness of the dangers of working near power lines and how to prevent injuries and death due to this work.

Forklift

This course is designed to give participants the theoretical and practical skills required to safely visually inspect and operate Forklifts in accordance with the Newfoundland Labrador Occupational Health and Safety regulations, manufacturer’s recommendations and accepted safe work practices.

SP1200 Scaffolders Math

This course is designed to give participants the knowledge required to use mathematical principles (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Decimals) for the purpose of problem-solving, job and material estimation, linear and area measurements, imperial/metric conversion, and formula calculation.

Back Injury Prevention

This course is designed to familiarize participants with the ergonomics of safe lifting, safety tips, hazard assessment and controls to prevent back injuries.

LA1100 Confined Space Awareness

This course is designed to give participants the knowledge to properly prepare themselves to work in confined spaces.

LA1110 Fall Protection Awareness

This course is designed to give participants the required knowledge for the safe and efficient use and care of fall protection equipment so that they may work safely when off the ground or in areas where fall hazards exist.

TS1520 Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)

This course focuses on Interpreting and applying Workplace Hazardous Materials System (WHMIS) Regulation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

SP1000 Introduction to Construction Industry

This course is designed to familiarize participants with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (worker’s three fundamental rights, and the worker’s, Supervisor’s, and Employer’s responsibilities).

Work Term – 35 hours

This course requires knowledge of theory and practical application of trade skills, safe work practices, appropriate workplace behavior, and proper time management skills throughout the exposure to the trade in an authentic work environment.

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