A scaffolder will assemble and take down scaffolding on building sites, or existing buildings which are in need of renovation or cleaning, this allows other workers to reach higher levels safely.
Tasks may include:
- unloading scaffolding from vehicles
- creating a stable base on the ground
- erecting scaffolding poles and attaching horizontal tubes to them
- fixing scaffolding to buildings
- laying planks across the scaffolding for people to walk on
- setting up guard rails and safety nets
- taking down and removing scaffolding
You will need a good general standard of education but there are no set entry requirements. (GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) in English, maths, and design and technology may be helpful.) You will need a Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS) card.
You would likely start as a trainee scaffolder or an apprentice.
Construction site Experience would be an advantage and a driving licence may be required
You will need to:
- have a head for heights
- be very safety conscious
- work well as part of a team
- be physically fit
- be very accurate in your work
£14,000 to £30,000