What does a scaffolding sub-contractor do?
A scaffold builder is responsible for building up and breaking down temporary scaffold structures.
Our scaffold structures are used in a number of industries including construction, shipbuilding, utilities, drilling and more. Builders are tasked with assembling and dismantling structures that allow workers to access specific portions of a building to perform the required work.
Your guide to sub-contracting scaffolding
A scaffold builder’s work day-to-day is determined by the particular project they are working on; there are some core tasks associated with the role. Here is a breakdown of the regular duties of a scaffolder –
Securely attach scaffolds to larger structures
It is the responsibility of scaffold builders to construct safe scaffolding that remains connected to a large building or structure. They set base anchors and install cross braces, ladders and guardrails allowing others to work at various heights. Builders must also assemble scaffolds according to the appropriate safety requirements for erection and disassembly.
Coordinate transport of heavy materials
Safely hoisting and lowering materials onto and off of the scaffold during erection and dismantling is one of their key duties. The scaffolder’s job is to anticipate their crew’s next move. They will often work with crane operators to properly rig material onto platforms with equipment such as slings and cables.
Assemble piping systems
Scaffold builders assist with the assembly of pipe spools and pipe fittings, often working with welders. Pipe scaffolding is a common framework for the construction and renovation of hotels, condominiums, office buildings, schools and colleges.
Completing visual equipment inspections
Builders complete daily visual inspections and light maintenance to ensure equipment is working properly. Their job is to let supervisors know about any damage, breakdowns or safety issues. They must report all personnel injuries without delay after an accident.
Interpret blueprints and work orders
Scaffold builders also need to accurately interpret and apply information from job orders, work orders, blueprints, sketch drawings and other blueprint documents. Submitting time cards and completing any additional paperwork is also required.
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