Simian Guide to Scaffold Towers

About the module

In general, a tower is a structure that is tall in proportion to its width and length, but within the context of this guidance a tower is a scaffolding structure supported by four standards. Three configurations of tube and fitting towers are defined: tied towers, free-standing towers and securely-butted lift shaft towers. A free-standing tower is a scaffold tower that is not tied to a supporting structure. This type of tower can be erected within the dimension limits defined in this guide, which depend on whether the tower is to be used within an enclosed building or in an area exposed to the wind.

This module consists of 10 sections

  • Introduction
  • Load classes
  • Tower heights
  • Bracing
  • Free standing towers
  • Bracing Requirements
  • Erection Procedures
  • Tower Requirements
  • Dismantling Procedure
  • Mobile Towers
Module summary
Cost: 1 credit Certificate: Certificate Exam length: 60 minutes Study method: Online
The modules will consist of presentations slides, some will have videos and animations as well. All modules will have a test paper. Mock exams will consist of 10 questions from the question banks and some questions may not be from the module you have taken. Exams will have 20 questions based on the subject of the presentation, you will have 2 attempts and we require an 80% pass.
Certification will be valid for five years. You will be required to upload a photo to be placed on your certificate. This module is theory and we recommend you undertake practical scaffold training as well.
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