Scaffold fitter-what does it do?

Working as a professional scaffolder is extremely responsible. It requires precision, accuracy, spatial imagination but also knowledge of technical knowledge. Scaffolding is not an easy job, but it is possible if you have completed a special course and acquired a licence. The course covers both the theoretical and practical parts. We have been specialising in technical courses for years, and our qualified instructors and trainers pass on the knowledge of how to perform the duties of a scaffolder and how to do so safely to our trainees.

Scaffolding on site with workers

Would you like to find out more? A selection of information about the work of a fitter

Scaffold erectors are workers who have undergone specialised training and are experienced in the subject of scaffolding erection. They are responsible for erecting and maintaining scaffolding. Only authorised scaffolders can erect these structures safely. When doing so, it is important to take into account the type of scaffolding and its stability, as well as the safety of people in the vicinity of this structure. Scaffolding is crucial for the construction industry, but this is not the only industry where it plays a big role. They are used for both small and large construction jobs - the building of single and multi-family houses, office buildings, halls and warehouses. They are a must for renovation, repair or installation teams, building insulation, façade or roof repairs and photovoltaic installations. They are also widely used in the event, stage, entertainment and cleaning sectors, e.g. for activities such as window cleaning and maintenance in tall buildings. If you become a scaffolder, you will be involved in activities such as erecting and securing scaffolding, carrying out safety checks and dismantling structures. Scaffolding is necessary for work within new architectural structures under construction, as well as for painting and all kinds of work at height. A skilled scaffolder can work as part of a team to build a stable, well-anchored scaffold that can last for weeks, months or years, depending on the job.

Without scaffolding, construction and renovation work is almost impossible to carry out. With scaffolding, working at height is much easier and safer. What kinds of work are carried out on scaffolding? These include work such as:

  • Painting
  • Plasterers
  • Insulation
  • Roofing

What are the fitter's responsibilities?

Installation of scaffolding by the installation teamAssembler:

  • erects scaffolding in accordance with regulations
  • Inspects scaffolding components before assembly
  • Keeps health and safety rules and fall protection requirements during the erection/dismantling of scaffolding

Remember that scaffolding can collapse! Ensuring it is stable and not overloaded can protect you from accidents. Always inspect the scaffolding and observe health and safety rules. A knowledgeable and qualified employee is required to operate the scaffolding in terms of its erection, dismantling and maintenance activities.

What are the entitlements?

They are unlimited in duration.

What requirements must be met to start the course? 

Anyone wishing to undertake the scaffolding assembly and dismantling course must be at least 18 years of age, have a minimum of basic education and a medical certificate.

Remember your protective equipment! Harnesses are also sometimes required to protect life and health in the event of a fall from height.