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Swing Stage Scaffold – Installer

Course Overview

Duration: 2 days
Times: 7:00am – 3:00pm
Class size: 8 students
Pre-requisite: All participants must hold Advanced Scaffolding Licence (issued by a State/Territory jurisdiction) or Advanced Rigging Licence (issued by a State/Territory jurisdiction). All participants must hold either RIIWHS204D Work safely at heights or CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights (or equivalent)
Assessment type: Theory and practical

Units of Competency

Course Code Course Name
PICSSS001A Plan, install, commission, alter and dismantle swing stage scaffolds
 All Nationally Recognised Training is GST Exempt

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Course Description

This unit describes the outcomes required to safely plan, install, commission and dismantle swing stage scaffolds. It does not include the application of cantilevered hoists; or hung scaffolds, including scaffolds hung from tubes, wire ropes or chains, that are classified as Advanced Scaffolding or Advanced Rigging in the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011.

The unit covers the skills and knowledge typically required by installers of swing stage scaffolds. Scaffolding work involving swing stage scaffolds requires the installer to hold a high risk work licence for Advanced Scaffolding or Advanced Rigging as defined by the Work Health and Safety Regulation 2011.

This course meets the requirements under Part 7.3 of the Scaffolding Code of Practice 2009 (Workplace Health and Safety Queensland) for a person to erect or install suspended scaffold (swing stage scaffold).

This course is intended to provide learners with a range of knowledge, and skills to perform the following functions associated with the installation/erection of swing stage scaffolds:

  • undertake initial installation appraisal and planning
  • undertake detailed planning, installation and preparation
  • ensure the safe installation of swing stage scaffold
  • ability to commission for hand over
  • ability to maintain swing stage scaffold
  • ability to dismantle swing stage scaffold
  • ability to use travel restraint and fall arrest for swing stage scaffold
  • installers
  • height rescue and retrieval for swing stage scaffold installers

Why Train with Us?

> Large variety of funding options available:

  • CSQ Short Course & SAGT
  • BERT Training Fund
  • User Choice
  • Certificate 3 Guarantee

> We do not cancel courses due to minimum numbers*
> We include RII units
> Extensive range of plant equipment
> Tax deduction for accredited training

*Except where required by the state safe work regulator 

Course Topics

  • OHS and legislative obligations
  • Identify work requirements
  • Identify work procedures and instructions
  • Select and inspect scaffolding and associated equipment
  • Set up swing stage scaffolding
  • Install and commission scaffolding equipment
  • Dismantle scaffolding and associated equipment
  • Clean up work area

Course Training & Outcomes

Training & Assessment

With successful completion of the training & assessment, applicants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment (SOA) and wallet-sized plastic competency card for:

PICSSS001A Plan, install, commission, alter and dismantle swing stage scaffolds

Provided that students have been deemed competent at the conclusion of their training & assessment, they will receive their SOA and Card on their final day of the course.

Example Competency Card

Example Statement of Attainment

Training Requirements & What To Bring

  • High Risk Work Licence assessments can only be undertaken at the age of 18 years or over
  • All current High Risk Work Licences
  • Logbooks recording high risk work hours under supervision (if available)
  • Unique Student Identifier (USI) is required prior to course commencement – please bring number to course.
  • Photo ID i.e. Queensland or Interstate Driver’s Licence or Passport
  • Applicants will be required to have a basic knowledge and understanding of the English language
  • PPE must be worn by students attending the course on all occasions. This includes steel cap boots, long pants, long sleeves, (high vis shirt if possible otherwise long sleeves with a high vis vest) and a safety hard hat. For dogging, rigging & scaffolding courses, students are required to bring gloves and safety glasses.

WH&S More Skills will provide whistles as well as the general training equipment, notes, logbook and training plans, calculators and pens.

Terms and Conditions

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Training Facilities

The training facilities are comfortable and air conditioned, with modern training aids. Tea and coffee making facilities are provided as well as fridges and a microwave for participants to use. There are several takeaway lunch spots of good quality within a kilometre. Lunch is not provided with the training.

Students have direct access to all the necessary plant required for the relevant course i.e. Cranes, EWP, Forklifts and Scaffold.

The Construction Training Centre offers a free car park for all students and visitors, as well as a cafe onsite.

On-site Training & Group Bookings

We also offer onsite training as well as group booking options at our training facilities.

Onsite training and group bookings provide the advantage of being able to choose the course dates as it is suitable for you and your employees.

For more information contact us on (07) 3183 0000 or send an email enquiry.

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