Scaffold Inspector Course


This training course is designed to be highly interactive and practical oriented.

Course Standards

Unit Standard Number: 263205, NQF Level 4, 6 Credits

The learning never stops


  • Introduction
  • Types of Access Scaffolds including specifically designed scaffolds.
  • Components
  • Foundations
  • Standards and Tubes
  • Bracing
  • Ties
  • Classification of Platforms
  • Scaffold Access
  • Mobile Towers
  • Height Restrictions
  • Safety Precautions and Safety Signs
  • The role of the Access Scaffold Inspector in relation to SANS 10085
  • Scaffold Inspection and Hand-over
  • Control of Scaffold Operations
  • Responsibility of the Scaffold User
  • Documentation and signage
  • Scaffold Drawings (interpret drawings, client requirements and other specifications)
  • Design Loading Calculations
  • Written Assessment
  • Practical Assessment
  • Comprehensive course notes and illustrations.
  • Progress quizzes keep learning on track.
    An overhead slide presentation providing supplementary.
  • Videos to illustrate best practices, case studies, and operational examples.
  • A learner workbook including progress quizzes.
  • Practical sessions
  • Has attended certificate – Short course
  • CETA certificate of competence – statement of results. Issued approximately 6 – 8 months (Costs extra R400.00 excluding VAT). 

At the end of this course, delegates should be able to:

  • Acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to inspect access scaffolding for compliance with the South African National Standards (SANS) 10085.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of different types of acess scaffolding, appliacations and complaince.
  • Explain the role and responsibilities of the inspector.
  • Read and interprete drawings, client requirements and other specifications
  • Inspect and hand over access scaffolding

It is desirable for learners wishing to achieve this unit standard to be competent at

  • Communication at ABET level 3 or equivalent
  • Mathematical Literacy at ABET Level 3 or equivalent   

For a short course: Successful delegates will receive a has attended certificate. (Normal course fee is charged)

For a certificate of competence – statement of result from CETA, a portfolio of evidence must be submitted by candidates and they must be found “competent” upon completion of course. (This costs an extra R400).

Statement of Results are issued digitally after approximately 6 – 8 months.

South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania, Mozambique Botswana & Namibia

Course Status: Available

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