You are on page 1of 5

BCGPB3015A Set up, move and dismantle scaffolding up to 4 metres

Unit Descriptor This unit applies to workers required to erect and dismantle and move scaffold up to 4m. in height PERFORMANCE CRITERIA 1. Scaffold drawings and manufacturers and suppliers instructions are checked to ensure that: 1. all components and necessary tools have been delivered 2. scaffold supplied has the required number of working platforms and adequate provision for manual handling for the work required 3. sequence described in the instructions for assembling and dismantling scaffold matches your employer's work method statement ( where inconsistencies are noticed, appropriate approvals are sought) 2. Work sequence is appropriate for the personnel available, the surrounding work activities by other workers and equipment movement on site 3. Proposed scaffold location is checked for: 1. debris 2. appropriate integrity of supporting surfaces 3. obstructions to access and egress 4. overhead obstructions 5. proximity to floor edges and penetrations 6. proximity to power lines (horizontal 4.6m, vertical 5m.) 7. appropriate lighting 1. Scaffold components are checked for: 1. safe working load limit for the proposed purpose 2. condition and compatibility of components 3. appropriateness of sole plates and base plates 4. integrity and correct operation of couplers and accessories 5. integrity of ladders, tubes and planks 6. damage to components by corrosive substances 7. correct operation of castor wheel locks 1. The employer approved safe method statement is used to erect the scaffold 2. Work activities are conducted and checked to ensure that:

ELEMENT 1 . Plan scaffold assembly

2 . Check scaffold and work platform components

3 . Use approved work practices to erect and dismantle scaffold

1. ladder access to the scaffold will meet AS6001 99 or equivalent 2. edge protection will conform with AS6001 99 or equivalent 3. scaffold components are placed appropriately to allow access to work area or load materials 4. scaffold location is appropriate for the work and protected from damage by passing traffic 5. personal protection equipment including fall arrest equipment is used during erection and dismantling activities when required as identified in employers work risk assessment 6. work activities are restricted to a forearm's length beyond the safety rail 3. Work area is secured during activities ensuring: 1. access to scaffold area is prevented during work by erecting appropriate barriers 2. storage area for components is established before work commences 3. appropriate signage is used 4. Dismantling of scaffold is planned and conducted ensuring that: 1. personnel, tools and equipment, materials or waste are removed from the structure before work begins 2. components of the scaffold are secured from falling 3. work location is clear of obstructions 4. sufficient space exists to manoeuvre the scaffold components 5. Required documentation is completed including checklists and records

Key Competency How can information be collected, analysed and organised? How are ideas and information communicated within this competency? How are activities planned and organised? How are problem solving skills applied? How are mathematical ideas and

Examples of Application

Performance Level 2 2

2 2 2

techniques used? How is use of technology applied? How is team work used within this competency? Range Statement Workplace context:

2 2

This unit must be assessed with the relevant Australian Standard AS6001 1999 for domestic application Where the scaffolding set up is adjacent to the edge of a concrete slab or similar and the fall height exceeds 4 metres a certification of competency from a relevant OH&S authority may be required to erect, alter or dismantle the scaffold in some jurisdictions. Competency to achieve certification will include knowledge and compliance with the relevant code of practice AS/NZS 4576 Guidelines for Scaffolding. Work follows established procedures Plaster installation work is undertaken on domestic work sites within new construction, renovation/refurbishment and maintenance Information about installation processes, product requirements, customer requirements is used to inform planning of own work. Work generally performed under some supervision, within a team / group environment Environment includes movement of equipment, goods, materials and vehicular traffic Hazards may include: o construction activity involving other workers and contractors that may constitute personal risk o work at heights, manual handling and hazardous materials o dust / vapours, noise, light, energy sources, air temperature, moisture o electrical equipment, stationary and moving plant, equipment and materials

Plastering Trade Activity Requirements: This unit covers work involving the installation of plaster products, maintaining personal safety and the safety of others within the context of required work deadlines and quality standards

Work is governed by authorised site work procedures Consultative processes may involve: o other employees and supervisors o employer o employee OH&S representatives o principal contractor o industrial relations, Occupational Health and Safety specialists o other professional or technical staff Work activities require the application of relevant procedures including: o hazard policies and procedures o issue resolution procedures o job procedures and work instructions

o o o o o o o o o o o o

guidelines relating to the safe use of machinery and equipment quality assurance procedures (where existing) sexual harassment and equal opportunity policies security procedures housekeeping processes waste, pollution and recycling management processes emergency procedures reporting of accidents and incidents within regulatory requirements and following workplace procedures relevant agreements, codes of practice and other legislative requirements appropriate workplace language and communication technologies identification of products, materials and work processes appropriate for the work interpretation of relevant safety information within requirements of duty of care

Sources of information / documents may include:


Job specifications and procedures Notes from previous work Equipment operating instructions Information on characteristics of materials Manufacturer's instructions and specifications for products, plant and equipment Workplace operating procedures and policies Employer, supplier and/or client instructions, Materials Safety Data Sheets, labels and other product safety information Building Code of Australia and relevant Australian Standards Communications technology equipment, oral, aural or signed communications Personal and work site work procedures and practices Conditions of service, legislation and employment agreement Applicable State, Territory, Commonwealth legislation and regulations which relate to: o Workplace Relations o Workers Compensation o License, Patent or copyright arrangements o Hazardous Substances and Dangerous Goods o Environment Protection o Equal Opportunity, Equal Employment Opportunity o Standards and certification requirements o Quality assurance procedures o Emergency procedures

Evidence Guide Critical aspects of evidence to be considered: Assessment must confirm knowledge and skills to:

select and use appropriate scaffold materials and work methods plan and execute work following supplier instructions for the scaffold within agreed timeframe explain approved methods to access scaffolds and shift materials and tools on to and from the scaffold apply a broad knowledge of industry products to identify: o matching Manufacturers' component for scaffold systems o inspection requirements for scaffold identify problems in relation to scaffold use and suggest appropriate alternative rectifications interpret work order and locate and apply relevant information from building plans and delivery documents follow work instructions, operating procedures and inspection practices to: o prevent damage to goods, equipment or products o select and use appropriate personal protection equipment o minimise the risk of injury to self or others work effectively with other workers on and off site modify work activities to cater for variations in worksite procedures, personnel, contexts and environment maintain workplace records in relation to materials, plant and equipment use follow safe handling requirements of equipment, products and materials

Interdependent assessment of units: This unit of competency may be assessed in conjunction with other units that form part of a job role. BCGCM1006A Work safely at heights is a co-requisite for this unit.