Career outlook for scaffolder
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would put up scaffolding to help workers to reach the top parts of buildings during construction, cleaning or renovation. You would be part of a small team.
This job comes with a lot of responsibility, as the other workers would rely on you to make sure the scaffolding is completely safe for them to use.
- Unload scaffolding equipment at the site
- Set base plates on the ground to stop the upright poles slipping
- Put up the scaffolding poles and attach the horizontal tubes to them
- Fix the scaffolding to the building to make it more stable
- Lay planks across the scaffolding for workers to walk on
- Fix guard rails and safety netting
- Take down the scaffolding after the job is finished
You might also use scaffolding methods to put up temporary spectator stands, stages or gantries at public events. You could also build the scaffold around the formwork and shuttering that holds setting concrete in place on large structures like bridges.
An understanding of safe working practices would be important when doing this job.
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