up and take down scaffolding bays that
allow workers to reach the higher levels of buildings during
construction, cleaning and renovation projects. Scaffolders
work on a wide range of jobs, ranging from domestic households
(often for re-roofing) through to large-scale commercial developments
and the repair of historical monuments.
As a scaffolder, you would work in a small team to strict safety
standards. You would use a variety of hand tools and safety equipment
to erect scaffolding, including swivel spanners, spirit-levels,
harnesses and hoists.
On a typical job, your duties would include:
· unloading scaffolding equipment at the site
· setting down base plates on the ground at regular intervals
(these stop the upright poles slipping)
· putting up the scaffolding poles (standards) and fixing
the horizontal tubes (ledgers) to them with couples
· fixing the scaffolding to the building or structure to
make it more stable, using short 'tie tubes'
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