Being able to put up scaffolds, rigs, guard rails and planks securely is integral in the job of a Scaffolder. This is so, as many work crews, construction workers and engineers will use this to access or lay foundations for buildings, or stages. They can be found on restoration jobs for old buildings, churches, bridges, power stations, or even major events. Scaffolders must be willing to work anywhere, anytime for however long it might take.
In scaffolding there are three main responsibilities; as the charge hand, fixer and labourer. Each plays an important part in the various areas of scaffolding. The time, place and demands of this job varies and like many manual work; the pay might be according to hours worked or by the project. Safety is key in this profession and professionals must wear harnesses, helmets, and other safety gear.
A Scaffolder usually performs many of the following tasks:
• Creating a safety net and guard rails for construction workers
• Delivering scaffolding equipment to job sites
• Attaching scaffolding equipment to a building
• Following the necessary safety guidelines
• Checking for weak areas and damage
• Making sure measurements are correct