- CPCCLSF3001A - Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding intermediate level
Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding intermediate level
This unit covers the scope of work to plan the job, select and inspect equipment, set up task, erect scaffold and scaffold equipment and dismantle scaffold and scaffolding equipment.
This unit is based upon the National Standard for Licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work.
This unit in its current form meets state and territory licensing requirements. Any alteration will result in a unit which is not acceptable to regulators for the purpose of licensing.
This unit has a pre-requisite requirement. This requirement may be met by either the successful completion of the unit CPCCLSF2001A Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level or holding a valid licence for basic scaffolding.
Licence to erect, alter and dismantle scaffolding basic level
Elements and Performance Criteria
1. Plan job.
1.1. Task to be undertaken is assessed.
1.2. Potential workplace hazards are identified.
1.3. Hazard control measures are identified consistent with appropriate standards to ensure the safety of personnel and equipment.
1.4. Site information is obtained.
1.5. Scaffold, associated equipment and scaffold equipment are identified from site information and in consultation with appropriate personnel (where applicable).
1.6. Safety equipment is identified.
1.7. All forces and loads exerted on and by the scaffold and/or scaffolding equipment are determined and calculated.
1.8. Appropriate communication methods are identified with appropriate personnel.
2. Select and inspect equipment.
2.1. Scaffold, associated equipment and scaffold equipment are selected and inspected according to procedures and site information.
2.2. Safety equipment is selected and inspected according to procedures.
2.3. All defective scaffold, associated equipment, scaffold equipment and safety equipment are isolated according to procedures.
2.4. All defective scaffold, associated equipment, scaffold equipment and safety equipment are reported and recorded according to procedures.
2.5. Communication equipment is selected and inspected for serviceability (where applicable).
3. Set up task.
3.1. Appropriate hazard prevention/control measures are applied to the work area according to procedures.
3.2. Ground suitability is checked.
3.3. Appropriate footings are prepared to support scaffold and scaffold equipment according to procedures and the appropriate standard.
3.4. Scaffold and scaffold equipment are prepared for erection
3.5. Fit safety equipment and secure according to procedures (where applicable).
3.6. Scaffold and scaffold equipment are positioned for work application and stability according to procedures and the appropriate standard.
4. Erect scaffold and scaffolding equipment.
4.1. Scaffold and scaffold equipment are erected according to procedures and the appropriate standard.
4.2. Work is conducted safely at heights including safe and effective use of safety equipment.
4.3. Scaffold and scaffold equipment are erected consistent with site information.
4.4. Appropriate communication methods are used to coordinate the tasks.
4.5. Completed tasks are inspected for compliance with the appropriate standard.
4.6. Handover certificate is completed as required and handed to appropriate personnel.
4.7. Excess materials from the work area are removed (where applicable).
5. Dismantle scaffold and scaffolding equipment.
5.1. Scaffold and scaffold equipment are dismantled according to procedures and the appropriate standard.
5.2. Work is conducted safely at heights including safe and effective use of safety equipment.
5.3. Scaffold, associated equipment and scaffold equipment are inspected for damage and defects.
5.4. All damaged and defective scaffold, associated equipment and scaffold equipment are tagged and isolated according to procedures.
5.5. Hazard prevention/control measures are removed (where appropriate).
5.6. All damaged and defective scaffold, associated equipment and scaffold equipment are reported and recorded according to procedures and appropriate action taken.
Required skills for this unit are:
ability to erect scaffold and scaffolding equipment within the scope of the intermediate scaffolder
ability to erect, level, plumb and stabilise scaffolds and scaffold equipment within the scope of the intermediate scaffolder
ability to interpret manufacturer's specifications for plant and equipment
ability to work safely at heights
accurate interpretation of basic structural charts and structural plans
correct application of all scaffolding equipment
verify problems and equipment faults and demonstrate appropriate response.
Required knowledge for this unit is:
use of appropriate mathematical procedures for estimation and measurement of loads
Commonwealth, state or territory OHS legislation and local government regulations, including standards and codes of practice relevant to the full range of techniques for undertaking intermediate scaffolding activities
knowledge of principles relating to plant and equipment stability
knowledge of types of scaffolding and their application
knowledge of scaffold and scaffold equipment erection and dismantling techniques
knowledge of types of scaffold and scaffold equipment, associated with intermediate scaffolding and their use/s
risk assessment and control, including understanding of the hierarchy of control
load capabilities of different types of scaffolding constructions
understanding and application of organisational and workplace standards, requirements, policies and procedures for scaffolding
application of safety equipment applicable to scaffolding
understanding and application of the inspection and maintenance requirements for intermediate scaffold, associated equipment and scaffold equipment
uses and limitations of tools and equipment, appropriate to scaffolding tasks and activities.
The evidence guide provides advice on assessment and must be read in conjunction with the performance criteria, required skills and knowledge, range statement and the Assessment Guidelines for the Training Package.
Overview of assessment
Successful assessment of this unit meets the competency requirement of the National Standard for licensing Persons Performing High Risk Work.
State/Territory OHS regulators have mandated the use of Assessment Instruments and Instructions for Assessment endorsed by the national body responsible for OHS matters for the assessment of this unit.
Critical aspects for assessment and evidence required to demonstrate competency in this unit
A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of the ability to:
Effectively communicate and work safely with others in the work area.
Effectively apply risk assessment and hazard management procedures at an intermediate scaffolder level.
Effectively complete the planning, erection and dismantling of scaffolding systems, in accordance with procedures, including a minimum of erect and dismantle the following:
Cantilevered and spurred scaffolds
Barrow ramps and/ or sloping platforms
Tube and coupler scaffolds
Cantilevered crane-loading platforms
Cantilevered, spurred and tube and coupler scaffolds to be of a minimum height of 5.0 metres above the supporting surface with full edge protection, for each work platform including toe boards and handrails.
Apply safety screen to tube and coupler scaffold.
Effectively conduct compliance inspections of scaffold and scaffold equipment for intermediate scaffolding.
Complete handover certificate as required.
Context of and specific resources for assessment
Assessment of the safe and effective application of knowledge and skill to workplace tasks (performance) must be undertaken using the National OHS endorsed Assessment Instrument.
Assessment of performance must be undertaken either in the workplace or in a realistically simulated workplace setting.
Assessors must ensure that the assessment in the workplace is organised to ensure that all the required equipment and materials and a suitable working area is made available to suit the assessment and the workplace.
Assessment must occur under standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints for intermediate scaffolding.
Applicants must have access to:
personal protective equipment (PPE) for the purpose of the Performance Assessment
appropriate safety equipment in safe condition
appropriate scaffold and scaffold equipment in safe condition
site information as described in the mandated assessment instrument
communication equipment (e.g. fixed channel two way radios) where applicable
appropriate personnel to assist with the erecting and dismantling of scaffold and scaffold equipment.
Method of assessment
Assessment must be conducted using the national OHS endorsed Assessment Instruments. These Instruments provide advice on their application.
Assessment may be in conjunction with the assessment of other units of competency.
The use of 'simulators' in the assessment of this unit of competency is not acceptable.
Assessment methods must confirm consistency and accuracy of performance together with application of underpinning knowledge.
Assessment must confirm a reasonable inference that competency is not only able to be satisfied under the particular circumstance, but is able to be transferred to other circumstances.
Guidance information for assessment
Further information about endorsed assessment instruments may be obtained from state/territory OHS regulators.
The range statement relates to the unit of competency as a whole. It allows for different work environments and situations that may affect performance. Bold italicised wording, if used in the performance criteria, is detailed below. Essential operating conditions that may be present with training and assessment (depending on the work situation, needs of the candidate, accessibility of the item, and local industry and regional contexts) may also be included.
Hazards may include but not limited to:
ground conditions (e.g. ground bearing pressure/s, back filled trenches, underground services, slopes)
overhead hazards (e.g. power lines, service pipes) (minimum clearance distance from powerlines or electrical equipment as determined by relevant state authority or electrical supply authority.)
traffic (e.g. pedestrians, vehicles, other plant)
environmental conditions (e.g. wind, lightning, storms)
other site specific hazards (e.g. hazardous materials).
Hazard control measures:
Refers to the systematic process of eliminating or reducing the risk to personnel and property through the application of controls.
It includes the application of the hierarchy of control, the six-step preference of control measures to manage and control risk:
engineering control measures
using safe work practices
personal protective equipment.
Appropriate standards may include:
codes of practice
industry standards (where applicable).
Site Information may include, but not limited to:
local conditions such as access and egress
work method statements
site-specific job safety analyses and other documentation as required
Scaffold may include but not limited to:
all scaffolds at the basis level
cantilevered and spurred scaffolds
barrow ramps and sloping platforms
tube and coupler scaffolds (including tube and coupler covered ways and gantries)
cantilever loading platforms.
Associated equipment may include but not limited to:
all associated equipment from basic scaffolding level
independent adjustable props.
Scaffold equipment may include but not limited to:
all scaffold equipment at the basic level
screen and shutters.
Appropriate personnel may include, but are not limited to:
managers who are authorised to take responsibility for the workplace or operations
other site personnel as applicable.
Safety equipment may include but not limited to:
Forces and Loads may include, but are not limited to:
Communication Methods may include but not limited to:
verbal and non-verbal language
questioning to confirm understanding, and appropriate worksite protocol.
Procedures may include but not limited to:
manufacturer's guidelines (instructions, specifications or checklists)
industry operating procedures, relevant codes of practice
workplace procedures (work instructions, operating procedures, checklists)
reporting and recording procedures such as e.g. scaffold and scaffold equipment defects.
Communication equipment may include but not limited to:
fixed frequency two way radios
Hazard prevention/control measures may include but not limited to:
safety tags on electrical switches/isolators
safety observer used inside exclusion zone (e.g. Spotter), to include the use of power line warning systems (e.g. Tiger tails)
power disconnected by competent authority where applicable.
traffic and pedestrian barricades and controls
safe and adequate access / egress is established
personal protective equipment
Ground suitability may include but not limited to:
rough uneven ground
hard compacted soil
Stability may include but not limited to:
ground bearing pressure
This unit contains employability skills.
Refer to Unit Descriptor