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Scaffolder Job Descriptions

Scaffolders put 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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