Scaffold Tower Training Course

Scaffold Tower Training Courses

Our scaffold tower training courses are accredited and specifically for 3T (through the trapdoor) and AGR (advanced guardrail) scaffold towers.

Course Overview & Objectives:

The courses are aligned with the Health & Safety Act and Work at Height Regulations and cover accident awareness and prevention when working with scaffold towers as well as the inspection of scaffold tower components, overall safe use and the assembly, moving and dismantling of a tower. The main aim of our scaffold towers safety training courses, which is nationally recognised and accredited, is to ensure staff and operatives are trained to a high level of competence in the assembly, dismantling, alteration, moving and inspecting of mobile access scaffold towers. Delegates will gain the knowledge to safely assemble, relocate, and alter a mobile access scaffold tower without risk of personal injury to the themselves or others.

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The courses will include a practical session followed by a practical assessment and then a multiple choice theory test. A certificate of training in the safe use and pre use checks of Scaffold Towers will be awarded to successful candidates. This will last for 3 years.

The courses are a full day and will last approximately 6 hours. The courses consists of a lecture, theory assessment, practical training & assessments. Full PPE equipment will be required including hard hat, High-Viz Jacket, Gloves and suitable footwear. A working knowledge of scaffolding would be an advantage but is not essential. All delegates MUST be physically fit and able to carry out any practical session during the service. We can train a maximum of 12 delegates per session or we can provide the training on-site at your location for a minimum of 6 delegates.

We Have Several Course Options:

As well as a stand alone scaffold tower course, we also offer several other course options. Each are are nationally recognised and accredited:

  1. Mobile Scaffold Tower Training (in-house).
  2. Low Level Access & Scaffold Towers (Combined Course).
  3. Ladders, Steps & Scaffold Towers Training Course.

1. Mobile Scaffold Tower Course:

Our mobile scaffold towers training course, (which is carried out in-house) is suitable for operatives who work from mobile scaffold towers. This course covers both 3T (Through The Trapdoor) & AGR (Advanced Guardrail) systems. Alternatively, training can be booked for just one system, if you prefer.

Please note that you will require both the 3T & AGR towers for this training.

Mobile Scaffold Course Content:

  • Introduction
  • Legislation and Health & Safety
  • Accident Awareness & Prevention
  • Tower Components
  • Assembling procedures
  • Assembling a Tower
  • Moving a Tower
  • Dismantling a Tower
  • Safe Working Practices
  • Stability
  • Hazards
  • Theory test with pass / fail criteria
  • Inspection
  • Practical Session – erecting, moving, dismantling a Tower
  • Question and Answers
  • Close

2. Low Level Access & Scaffold Towers Combined Course:

Our low level access and mobile scaffold towers combined training course, which is nationally recognised and accredited, is ideal for operatives that use both low level access units and scaffold towers at work. This course offers the convenience and flexibility of two courses in one day. If you assemble, move, dismantle, inspect, and/or use scaffold towers, then this course is for you.

Rather than spending two days away from site and the added cost that this can incur, we can combine both courses into one full day’s training.

Delegates will gain the knowledge to safely assemble, dismantle and relocate low level access and scaffold tower units without risk of personal injury to the themselves or others. They will also be able to safely inspect the equipment prior to use.

Low Level Access & Scaffold Towers Course Content:

  • Introduction
  • Health & Safety
  • Standards & Legislation for Low Level and Towers
  • Guidance and Information
  • Low Level Equipment Options
  • Inspecting Tower Components
  • Assembly / Dismantling
  • Inspection Procedures
  • Identifying hazards
  • DVD
  • Risks & Responsibilities
  • Multi-Choice Test paper
  • Practical Demonstration & assessment

3. Ladders, Steps & Scaffold Towers Training Course:

Our ladders, steps and scaffold towers training course, (carried out in-house) is ideal for operatives that use ladders, steps and scaffold towers as part of their job. Delegates will be shown how to use the equipment correctly and understand current safety legislation.

Low Level Access & Scaffold Towers Course Content:

  • Introduction
  • Health & Safety and Work at Height Regulations
  • Accident Awareness & Prevention
  • Hazards & Risk Assessment
  • Tower components & Erection procedures
  • Assembling, moving & dismantling a Tower
  • Safe Use of Access Towers
  • Stability
  • Inspections & Inspection reports
  • Current Legislation on Ladders & Steps
  • Correct Usage on Ladders & Steps
  • Alternatives for Low Level Access
  • Written Test
  • Practical Session
  • Question & Answer Session

FAQ's

Course Duration

The scaffold tower training courses are full day courses and will take a minimum of 6 hours.

Tests undertaken

Lecture, theory & practical assessments are part of the scaffold tower training courses.

What you should bring with you

Full PPE including Hard Hat, High Viz Jacket, Safety Boots & Gloves are required.

Past experience

A working knowledge of scaffolding would be an advantage but is not essential. All delegates MUST be physically fit and able to carry out any practical session during the service. It would be beneficial if delegates had a basic understanding of work at height issues but is not essential.

Certification

Yes, a Photocard and certificate will be issued to successful candidates who complete the theory and practical sessions as part of the scaffold tower training courses. These are valid for 3 to 5 years. All delegates will receive course content & notes booklet and a current Code of Practice booklet will be issued to all delegates who attend the course.

Number of delegates

A maximum of 12 delegates can be trained in 1 session.

Location of training

We can provide the training On-Site at your location for a minimum of 6 delegates. We do have open courses running in Heywood in Lancashire & Brighouse in Yorkshire for single numbers. If these areas are suitable, please contact us on 01282 615517. We guarantee your operatives will receive the highest level of training in the use of Scaffold Towers.

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