Rita Charitable Trust

Scaffolder – Conventional ( 6 month course)

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Brief Job Description: This job role is responsible for erecting, dismantling and maintaining
various types of conventional scaffold using bamboos, ballies, pipes and couplers at
specified heights. The individual should have good knowledge of safe working practices
and procedures while working at heights.


Personal Attributes: The individual is expected to be physically fit and should be able to
work across various locations and height withstanding extreme condition while working.
The individual should be organized, diligent, methodical and able to implement and
maintain safety practices. The individual should have independent ability to take quick

Scaffolder - Conventional ( 6 month course)
Scaffolder – Conventional ( 6 month course)


decisions and have good communication skills and shall be able to work within a team to
handle various scaffolding tools and materials and work responsibly for own work within
defined limits.

Description
Sector Sector is conglomeration of different business operations having similar
business and interests. It may also be defined as a distinct subset of the
economy whose components share similar characteristics and interests.


Sub-Sector Sub-Sector is derived from a further breakdown based on the characteristics
and interests of its components


Occupation Occupation is a set of job roles, which perform similar/related set of
functions in an industry


Job role Job role defines a unique set of functions that together form a unique
employment opportunity in an organization.


Occupational Standards
(OS)
OS specify the standards of performance an individual must achieve when
carrying out a function in the workplace, together with the knowledge and
understanding they need to meet the standard consistently. Occupational
Standards are applicable both in the Indian contexts.


Performance Criteria Performance Criteria are statements that together specify the standard of
performance required when carrying out a task.


Qualifications Pack (QP) Qualifications Pack comprises the set of OS, together with the educational,
training and other criteria required to perform a job role. A Qualification Pack
is assigned a unique qualification pack code


Qualification Pack Code Qualification Pack Code is a unique reference code that identifies a
qualifications pack.


National Occupational
Standards (NOS) NOS are Occupational Standards which apply uniquely in the Indian context.
Scope Scope is the set of statements specifying the range of variables that an
individual may have to deal with in carrying out the function which have a
critical impact on the quality of performance required.


Knowledge and
Understanding
Knowledge and Understanding are statements which together specify the
technical, generic, professional and organizational specific knowledge that an
individual needs in order to perform to the required standard


Organizational Context Organizational Context includes the way the organization is structured and
how it operates, including the extent of operative knowledge managers have
of their relevant areas of responsibility.


Technical Knowledge Technical Knowledge is the specific knowledge needed to accomplish specific
designated responsibilities.


Core Skills / Generic Skills Core Skills or Generic Skills are a group of skills that are key to learning and
working in today’s world. These skills are typically needed in any work
environment. In the context of the OS, these include communication related
skills that are applicable to most job roles.


Keywords /Terms Description
CON Construction
NSQF National Skill Qualifications Framework
QP Qualification Pack
OS Occupational Standards
TBD To Be Decided

Erect and dismantle the conventional staging using bamboos and ballis

Description
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to erect , dismantle , alter and
maintain conventional staging using bamboos and ballis at construction site


Scope
The scope covers the following:
 Prepare work area for conventional staging
 Erect and maintain conventional staging using bamboo and ballis
 Dismantle conventional staging after completion of construction / repair
work


Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Prepare work area
for conventional
staging


To be competent, the user / individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. check for and ensure level and compactness of ground by visual/ physical
checks in work area where scaffold is to be erected


PC2. sort out all required materials prior to erection of scaffold and replace
damaged/defective materials if any
PC3. determine scope of scaffolding works as per the position and height where it
has to be erected


PC4. select the tools and tackles as per requirement
PC5. check and fix guard rails and safety nets around the scaffold area to ensure
safe working conditions in case of already erected scaffold or while working
at height


Erect and maintain
conventional
staging using
bamboo and ballis
PC6. select bamboos/ ballis as per required height, diameter, and thickness during
erection


PC7. place sole board on ground where temporary scaffolds to be erected
PC8. follow correct sequence and method of erection as per standards practices
PC9. ensure tightness of knots, rigidity and stability of different components
during and after erection


PC10. check for verticality of scaffold
PC11.provide support to scaffold as per standard practice
PC12. check for dimensional accuracy as per sketches or instructions
PC13.place and fix appropriate plank board / walk boards, guard rail, toe board
and other accessories for working


PC14.report to superior for completion work & checking any rework as suggested
by engineer in charge of superior and get it approved


Dismantle conventional staging after completion of construction / repair work
PC15. follow dismantling procedure as per standard practices
PC16. check for rigidity and stability of scaffold before and during dismantling
PC17. lower scaffold materials in a safe manner PC18. ensure cleaning and storing of scaffold materials for further use

Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
(Knowledge of
the company /
organization and
its processes)


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. standard practices for scaffolding work
KA2. safety rules regulation and procedures for handling and storing of scaffold
material components require scaffolding tools, equipments


KA3. personal protection including the use of relevant safety gears, equipments
KA4. service request procedures for tools, materials and equipments
KA5. statutory compliance requirements for working at heights
B. Technical
Knowledge


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. sketches required for setting / erection of conventional scaffolds
KB2. various principles followed for to the erection of conventional scaffolds
KB3. standard sizes of all basic scaffolding tools and materials such as nails,
binding thread used for the conventional staging


KB4. how to select and use appropriate tools and equipment’s for both erection
and dismantling of conventional scaffolding
KB5. segregation, Selection, loading / unloading and use of different
components for conventional scaffolding


KB6. general forms of bamboo scaffolds available based on strength and the
application
KB7. how to tie different types of knots and use of knots for connection between
bamboos and balli


KB8. types of tying thread used such as jute thread, nylon thread for erection of
scaffold
KB9. how to follow a methodical scaffolding plan as per the site requirements,
program of work using conventional methods of bamboos / ballis
KB10. maintenance of erected scaffold and safe dismantling of scaffold
KB11. use of single pole and double pole scaffold


KB12. method of conventional shuttering using bamboos, ballis and timber
material


Skills (S)
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Writing Skills
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. write in one or more language, preferably in the local language of the site


Reading Skills
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA2. read in one or more language, preferably in the local language of the site
SA3. read sketches/routine working drawing or instructions provided for the work

SA4. read various, sign boards, safety rules and safety tags , instructions related
to exit routes during emergency at the workplace


Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA5. speak in one or more language, preferably in one of the local languages of
the site


SA6. listen and follow instructions given by the superior
SA7. orally and effectively communicate with team members


B. Professional
Skills
Decision Making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB1. decide whether his workplace is safe for working and also his work is not
creating hazardous conditions for other


Plan and Organize
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB2. plan work and organize required resource in coordination with team
member and superior


Customer centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB3. complete work as per agreed time schedule and quality


Problem solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB4. rectify any problem in already erected scaffold
SB5. resolve any conflict within the team


Analytical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB6. erect scaffold in case of any obstruction, openings in and around working
area


SB7. optimize resources
SB8. minimize wastages
SB9. revert to superior for selection/sorting of materials


Critical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB10. evaluate the complexity of the tasks and determine if any guidance is
required from superior
SB11. violation of any safety norms which may lead to accidents

Erect and dismantle scaffold using pipes and couplers

Description
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to erect and dismantle the
scaffold using pipes and couplers.


Scope
The scope covers the following:
 Prepare work area for scaffold erection
 Erect and alter the scaffold using pipe and coupler
 Dismantle the scaffold


Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria


Prepare work area for scaffold erection
To be competent, the user / individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. check and ensure level, compactness of ground by visual / physical checks
PC2. sort out and select all the components prior to erection of scaffold and
replace the damaged ones


PC3. determine the quantity of pipes & couplers required for erection based on
position and height where it has to be erected
PC4. select tools and tackles as per requirement
PC5. check and fix guard rails and safety nets around the scaffold area to ensure
safe working conditions in case of already erected scaffold or while working
at heights


PC6. prevent unauthorized access to the work area by providing proper
barricades around the work area


Erect and alter the scaffold using pipe and coupler
PC7. place base plates or sole boards on ground as per the marking for setting
the scaffolds


PC8. select & use pipes of suitable dial for vertical, horizontal & diagonal member
PC9. select & use right angle coupler/swivel coupler suitably based on the
requirement
PC10. follow correct sequence and method for erection of scaffold as per standard
practices


PC11. check verticality of scaffold at first level of erection and correct (if required)
before moving to the next level
PC12. check for rigidity and stability of scaffold
PC13. provide appropriate support to the scaffold erected as per standard practice
and instructions from superiors


PC14. check for dimensional accuracy as per sketches or instructions
PC15. fix walk boards, guard rail, toe boards and other components on the working
platform properly
PC16. report to superior for completion work & checking any rework as suggested
by engineer in charge of superior and get it approved

PC17. follow and ensure standard dismantling procedure according to types of
scaffold
PC18. check for stability, rigidity of scaffold before dismantling and maintain
during dismantling


PC19. remove guard rails, toe boards, walk boards and components sequentially
keeping the overall safety in mind
PC20. lower scaffold components in a safe manner following the proper laid down
procedure
PC21. clean, repair and store scaffold components for further use


Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
(Knowledge of
the company /
organization and
its processes)


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. standard practices for scaffolding work
KA2. safety rules and regulation for handling and storing require scaffolding tools,
equipment and materials
KA3. personal protection including the use of relevant safety gears and
equipment’s


KA4. service request procedures for tools, materials and equipment’s
KA5. statutory compliance requirements for working at heights


B. Technical Knowledge
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. sketches / schematic working drawing that may be required for setting /
erection of scaffolds
KB2. types of pipes, couplers, binding wire and other fixtures required for
scaffolding


KB3. basic principles of measurement and marking
KB4. how to select and use different components of scaffolds
KB5. types and usage of different scaffolding components as per the site
requirements


KB6. how to follow a methodical scaffolding plan as per the site requirements
KB7. maintenance of safe erection / dismantling of scaffolds
KB8. selection and use of various lifting devices
KB9. check and sort out all the related scaffolding components


KB10. identify and replace any damaged components
KB11. how to check and ensure alignment of scaffold
KB12. use of single and double pole scaffold
KB13. basic knowledge of formwork material
KB14. basic process of shuttering work


KB15. knowledge and understanding about loading
KB16. importance of getting scaffolding checked by inspector


Skills (S)
Writing Skills

The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. write in one or more language, preferably in the local language of the site


Reading Skills
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA2. read in one or more language, preferably in the local language of the site
SA3. read sketches/routine working drawing or instructions provided for the
work


SA4. read instructions, guidelines, sign boards, safety rules ,safety tag and
instructions related to exit routes during emergencies at the work place


Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA5. speak in one or more language, preferably in one of the local languages of
the site
SA6. listen and follow instructions given by the superior
SA7. orally and effectively communicate with team members


B. Professional skills
Decision Making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB1. decide whether his workplace is safe for working and also his work is not
creating hazardous conditions for other


Plan and Organise
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB2. plan work and organize required resources in coordination with team
members and superiors


Customer centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB3. complete work as per agreed time schedule and quality


Problem solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB4. rectify any problem in already erected scaffold
SB5. resolve any conflict within the team


Analytical Thinking
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB6. optimize resources
SB7. minimize wastage
SB8. revert to superior for selection/sorting of materials

Critical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB9. evaluate the complexity of the tasks to determine if any guidance is required
from the superior
SB10. violation of any safety norms which may lead to accidents

Work effectively in a team to deliver desired results at the workplace

Description
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work effectively within a
team to achieve the desired results.


Scope
The scope covers the following:
 Interact and communicate effectively with co-workers, superiors and subordinates across different teams
 Support co-workers, superiors and sub-ordinates within the team and across
interfacing teams to ensure effective execution of assigned task


Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Interact and
communicate in
effective and
conclusive manner


To be competent, the user / individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. pass on work related information/ requirement clearly to the team
members
PC2. inform co-workers and superiors about any kind of deviations from work
PC3. address the problems effectively and report if required to immediate
supervisor appropriately


PC4. receive instructions clearly from superiors and respond effectively on the
same
PC5. communicate to team members/subordinates for appropriate work
technique and method


PC6. seek clarification and advice as per the requirement and applicability
Support co-workers
to execute project
requirements
PC7. hand over the required material, tools tackles, equipment and work fronts
timely to interfacing teams
PC8. work together with co-workers in a synchronized manner


Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
(Knowledge of
the company /
organization and
its processes)


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. own roles and responsibilities
KA2. importance of effective communication and establishing strong working
relationships with co-workers


KA3. risks of a failure in teamwork in terms of effects on project outcomes,
timelines, safety at the construction site, etc.
KA4. different modes of communication, and its appropriate usage
KA5. importance of creating healthy and cooperative work environment among
the gangs of worker

B. Technical Knowledge
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. different activities within his work area where an interaction with other
workers is required


KB2. applicable techniques of work, properties of materials used, tools and
tackles used, safety standards that co- workers might need as per the
requirement


KB3. importance of proper and effective communication and the expected
adverse effects in case of failure relating to quality, timelines, safety, risks at
the construction project site
KB4. importance and need of supporting co-workers facing problems for smooth
functioning of work
Skills (S)


A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Writing Skills
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. write in one or more languages, preferably in the local language of the site
Reading Skills


The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA2. read in one or more languages, preferably in the local language of the site
SA3. read communication from team members regarding work completed,
materials used, tools and tackles used, support required


Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA4. speak in one or more languages, preferably in one of the local languages of
the site


SA5. listen and follow instructions / communication shared by superiors/ coworkers regarding team requirements or interfaces during work processes
SA6. orally communicate with co-workers regarding support required to
complete the respective work


B. Professional
Skills
Decision Making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB1. decide on what information is to be shared with co-workers within the team
or from interfacing gang of workers


Plan and Organize
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB2. plan work and organize required resources in coordination with team
members

Customer centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB3. complete all assigned task in coordination with team members


Problem solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB4. take initiative in resolving issues among co-workers or report the same to
superiors


Analytical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB5. ensure best ways of coordination among team members
SB6. communicate with co-workers considering their educational / social
background


Critical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB7. evaluate the complexity of task and determine if any guidance is required
from superiors

Plan and organize work to meet expected outcomes
Description
This unit describes the knowledge and the skills required for an individual to plan
and organize own work in order to meet expected outcome.


Scope
This scope covers the following:
 Prioritize work activities to achieve desired results
 Organize desired resources prior to commencement of work


Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria
Prioritize work activities to achieve desired results
To be competent, the user / individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. understand clearly the targets and timelines set by superiors
PC2. plan activities as per schedule and sequence


PC3. provide guidance to the subordinates to obtain desired outcome
PC4. plan housekeeping activities prior to and post completion of work


Organize desired resources prior to commencement of work
PC5. list and arrange required resources prior to commencement of work
PC6. select and employ correct tools, tackles and equipment for completion of
desired work


PC7. complete the work with allocated resources
PC8. engage allocated manpower in an appropriate manner
PC9. use resources in an optimum manner to avoid any unnecessary wastage
PC10. employ tools, tackles and equipment with care to avoid damage to the
same


PC11. organize work output, materials used, tools and tackles deployed,
PC12. processes adopted to be in line with the specified standards and instructions


Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational Context (Knowledge of the company / organization and its processes)
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. importance of proper housekeeping
KA2. policies, procedures and work targets set by superiors
KA3. roles and responsibilities in executing the work for subordinates and self


B. Technical Knowledge
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. standard practices of work to be adopted for assigned task
KB2. how to use available resources in a judicious and appropriate manner to
minimize wastages or damage

Skills (S)
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills
Writing Skills
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA1. write in one or more language, preferably in the local language of the site
SA1. list out the assigned works and targets


Reading Skills
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA2. read in one or more language, preferably in the local language of the site
SA3. read communication from co-workers, superiors and notices from other
departments as per requirement of the level


Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA4. speak in one or more language, preferably in one of the local language of the
site


SA5. listen and follow communication shared by co-workers regarding standard
work processes, resources available, timelines, etc.
SA6. communicate effectively with co-workers and subordinates


B. Professional
Skills
Decision Making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB1. decide on what sequence is to be adopted for execution of work


Plan and Organise
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB2. plan and organize the materials, tools, tackles and equipment required to
execute the work


Customer centricity
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB3. complete all assigned task with proper planning and organizing


Problem solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB4. arrange or seek help to arrange for material, tools and tackles in case of
shortfall


Analytical Thinking

The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB5. analyze areas of work which could result in a delay of work, wastage of
material or damage to tools and tackles


Critical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB6. evaluate potential solutions to minimize avoidable delays and wastages at
the construction site

Work according to personal health, safety and environment protocol at construction site
Description
This NOS covers the skill and knowledge required for an individual to work according
to personal health, safety and environmental protocol at construction site


Scope
The scope covers the following:
 Follow safety norms as defined by organization
 Adopt healthy & safe work practices
 Implement good housekeeping and environment protection process and
activities


Performance Criteria (PC) w.r.t. the Scope
Element Performance Criteria

Follow safety norms as defined by organization
To be competent, the user / individual on the job must be able to:
PC1. identify and report any hazards, risks or breaches in site safety to the
appropriate authority
PC2. follow emergency and evacuation procedures in case of accidents, fires,
natural calamities


PC3. follow recommended safe practices in handling construction materials,
including chemical and hazardous material whenever applicable
PC4. participate in safety awareness programs like Tool Box Talks, safety
demonstrations, mock drills, conducted at site
PC5. identify near miss , unsafe condition and unsafe act


Adopt healthy & safe work practices Implement good housekeeping practices
PC6. use appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as per work
requirements including:


 Head Protection (Helmets)
 Ear protection
 Fall Protection
 Foot Protection


 Face and Eye Protection,
 Hand and Body Protection
 Respiratory Protection (if required)
PC7. handle all required tools, tackles , materials & equipment safely
PC8. follow safe disposal of waste, harmful and hazardous materials as per EHS
guidelines


PC9. install and apply properly all safety equipment as instructed
PC10. follow safety protocol and practices as laid down by site EHS department

PC11. collect and deposit construction waste into identified containers before
disposal, separate containers that may be needed for disposal of toxic or
hazardous wastes
PC12. apply ergonomic principles wherever required


Knowledge and Understanding (K)
A. Organizational
Context
(Knowledge of
the company /
organization and
its processes)


The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KA1. reporting procedures in cases of breaches or hazards for site safety,
accidents,


and emergency situations as per guidelines
KA2. types of safety hazards at construction sites
KA3. basic ergonomic principles as per applicability


B. Technical
Knowledge
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand:
KB1. the procedure for responding to accidents and other emergencies at site
KB2. appropriate personal protective equipment to used based on various
working conditions


KB3. importance of handling tools, equipment and materials as per applicable
KB4. health and environments effect of construction materials as per
applicability


KB5. various environmental protection methods as per applicability
KB6. storage of waste including the following at appropriate location:
 non-combustible scrap material and debris
 combustible scrap material and debris
 general construction waste and trash (non-toxic, non-hazardous)
 any other hazardous wastes


 any other flammable wastes
KB7. how to use hazardous material, in a safe and appropriate manner as per
applicability
KB8. safety relevant to tools, tackles, & requirement as per applicability
KB9. housekeeping activities relevant to task


Skills (S)
A. Core Skills/
Generic Skills


Writing Skills
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA2. write in one or more language, preferably in the local language of the site
SA3. fill safety formats for near miss, unsafe conditions and safety suggestions


Reading Skills
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA4. read in one or more language, preferably in the local language of the site
SA5. read sign boards, notice boards relevant to safety

Oral Communication (Listening and Speaking skills)
The user/ individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SA6. speak in one or more language, preferably in one of the local language of
the site


SA7. listen instructions / communication shared by site EHS and superiors
regarding site safety, and conducting tool box talk
SA8. communicate reporting of site conditions, hazards, accidents, etc.


B. Professional
Skills
Decision Making
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB1. not create unsafe conditions for others
SB2. keep the workplace clean and tidy


Plan and Organize
SB3. N.A
Customer centricity
SB4. N.A


Problem solving
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB5. identify safety risks that affect the health, safety and environment for self
and others working in the vicinity, tackle it if within limit or report to
appropriate authority


Analytical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB6. assess and analyze areas which may affect health, safety and environment
protocol on the site


Critical Thinking
The user/individual on the job needs to know and understand how to:
SB7. ensure personal safety behavior
SB8. respond to emergency