Work Abroad

Scaffolders are often employed by companies to work in a variety of settings, both domestically and internationally. They can find international opportunities in locations such as the Middle East, New Zealand and United Kingdom, in sectors like construction, shipbuilding, and oil and gas. With the rise of urban development and infrastructure projects, opportunities in this role are expanding in these sectors.

Hourly or day rate wages

Scaffolders earn hourly or day rate wages, usually in the local currency of their work location. Wages are competitive, and the exact rate can vary depending on the scaffolder's experience, the complexity of the task, and the location of the work.

Nature of Work

Scaffolders are crucial to the operations of many industries. They are responsible for erecting and dismantling scaffolding, ensuring they meet the required safety specifications. This includes using various tools to assemble or disassemble scaffolding, checking scaffolding structures for signs of wear or damage, and replacing faulty components. The job requires a high level of skill and precision, as mistakes can lead to safety incidents. Scaffolders also need to be able to work in various conditions and must be prepared to respond to emergency situations.

Steps to becoming a Scaffolder

You can become a Scaffolder with the right training and qualifications. You will typically need to complete a technical training course such as the CISRS OSTS Scaffolder Level 1 Training which covers topics such as scaffolding technology, safety procedures, and emergency response. Some Scaffolders also complete additional training in areas such as machinery maintenance and quality control.

Upon completing your basic scaffolding technology training, you become more attractive to employers, who will favour you over other candidates for the numerous Scaffolder opportunities out there.

After getting your first Scaffolder job, you can gain the experience and skills to work your way up to positions of higher authority and remuneration. For example, with additional training and experience, you could become a Scaffolding Supervisor or even a Site Manager.