Puts up and takes down scaffolding that allows workers to reach higher levels during construction, maintenance or cleaning tasks.

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  • Unloads scaffolding equipment
  • Sets up base plates and scaffolding poles
  • Fixes the scaffolding to the structure to make it stable
  • Lays planks (walkways) along the scaffolding
  • Fixes guard rails and safety netting
  • Takes down the scaffolding at the end of the job

Works for specialist companies or construction firms who provide scaffolding services both offshore and onshore. By the nature of activity, most of the work is conducted outside and involves working in all weathers.

  • NVQ Level 2 in Access and Rigging Operations
  • Offshore survival certificate
  • Offshore Medical certificate
  • NVQ Level 3 In Access and Rigging Operations
  • Offshore experience
  • General labourer experience


£20,000 upwards

e.g. Supervisor, Rope Access Technician