Supervise Metal Scaffold Erection

Course Overview

This unit equips learners with knowledge and skills in supervising metal scaffold erection, inspection and dismantling work activities in construction activities and other industries.

Who should attend this course?

The occupations that this unit would be relevant to include but not limited to:
All metal scaffold erectors who wants to be a metal scaffold supervisor of work activities in construction and other industries.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the types and classification of scaffold system.
  • Explain the criteria for the selection of scaffolds.
  • Define the definition and terminology used in the metal scaffolding system as well as its materials.
  • Identify types of tools and equipment and PPE for scaffold erection.
  • State and explain the requirements of the scaffold materials.
  • State and explain the requirements of the work platforms for scaffold.
  • State and explain the requirements for independent scaffold.
  • State and explain the requirements for frame scaffold.
  • Estimation of frame scaffold system materials.
  • Explain the process of risk assessment for hazards for scaffold erection.
  • Explain the characteristics and types of birdcage scaffold.
  • State the requirements of scaffold ties and brace in accordance to CP 14 and WSH (Scaffold) Regulation.
  • Explain the requirements and safe use for tower scaffold.
  • Identify and explain types of modular scaffold system.
  • State the characteristic of suspended scaffold.
  • Identify special scaffold and its types.
  • Explain the salient point of WSH (Scaffold) Regulation
  • Identify key point in scaffold register and inspection checklist.
  • Explain factors affecting safety of scaffold structure.
  • Identify hazard and safe work procedure in scaffold erection

Pre-Requisites / Assume Skills and Knowledge

  • The Learner should have at least WSQ ESS Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Level 4 and above and physically fit.
  • Learners must have successfully completed the metal scaffold erection course to be eligible to attend this course.

Trainer to Trainee Ratio

1: 12 (Classroom) 1:6 (Practical)

Course Duration

75 hours (Training 69 hours, Assessment 6 hours)

Attendance requirements



Comprising both Theory and Practical Session Written Test (WT), Practical Performance (PP)

Training Methodology

Slides presentation, sharing of best practice and incident. Hands on practical session.

Passing marks

Learner must achieve 65%


Upon successful completion of the course a Statement of Attainment (SOA) will be awarded by SkillsFuture Singapore Agency (SSG)

Course Fees


Course Venue

No. 3 Soon Lee Street, #01-16, Pioneer Junction, S (627606).