SCAFFOLD ERECTION NC II – TESDA COURSE MODULE

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TESDA TRAINING REGULATIONS FOR SCAFFOLD ERECTION NC II COURSE

The TESDA Course in Scaffold Erection NC II consists of competencies that individuals must achieve to enable them to erect and dismantle scaffolding and safely handle scaffolding tools and equipment.

This Qualification is packaged from the competency map of the Construction sector.

A student who has achieved this TESDA Course in SCAFFOLD ERECTION NC II is competent to be:

  • Scaffold Erector

TRAINEE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This section specifies the qualifications of trainees and educational experience. Other requirements like health and physical requirements are also stated. Passing entry written examinations may also be indicated if necessary.

  • Good moral character
  • Ability to communicate
  • Physically fit and mentally healthy
  • Can perform basic mathematical computation and mensuration.

SCAFFOLD ERECTION NC II – TRAINING AND REGULATION MODULE

Course Title: SCAFFOLD ERECTION
Level: NC II
Nominal Training Duration :

(Basic Competency) 18 Hours
(Common Competency) 24 Hours
(Core Competency) 120 Hours

Total Duration: 162  Hours

This course is designed to develop knowledge, skills and desirable work attitude along scaffold erection. It covers the basic, common and core competencies, e. g., erecting and dismantling scaffolding and handling scaffolding equipment and tools.

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED IN SCAFFOLD ERECTION NC II

To obtain this TESDA course in SCAFFOLD ERECTION NC II, all units prescribed for this qualification must be achieved.

These units of competency comprising this qualification include the following:

UNIT CODE CORE COMPETENCIES (120 Hours)
CON713339 Erect and dismantle scaffolding
CON713340 Handle scaffolding equipment and tools
UNIT CODE COMMON COMPETENCIES (24  Hours)
CON931201 Prepare construction materials and tools
CON311201 Observe procedures, specifications and manuals of instruction
CON311202 Interpret technical drawings and plans
CON311203 Perform mensurations and calculations
CON311204 Maintain tools and equipment
UNIT CODE BASIC COMPETENCIES (18 Hours)
500311105 Participate in workplace communication
500311106 Work in a team environment
500311107 Practice career professionalism
500311108 Practice occupational health and safety procedures

This section gives the details and contents of the units of competency required in SCAFFOLD ERECTION NC II. These units of competency are categorized into basic, common and core competencies.

CORE COMPETENCIES

This section gives the details of the contents of the core units of competency required in SCAFFOLD ERECTION NC II.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : ERECT AND DISMANTLE SCAFFOLDING
UNIT CODE : CON 713 339

This unit describes the knowledge, skills and attitudes for scaffold erection and dismantling, particularly planning and preparing for work; doing operational check; and effective erection and dismantling of scaffolds. This is in order to provide work platforms, edge protection and access ways in accordance with industry standards.

  1. Plan and prepare for operation
    • Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS) requirements consistent to erect and dismantle scaffolding are verified and complied with
    • Site access and emergency routes are identified and confirmed
    • Work instruction is reviewed, confirmed and clarified with appropriate personnel
    • Operation to erect and dismantle scaffolding is determined and planned in line with job and site requirements
    • Purpose of scaffolding is confirmed and associated activities are identified
    • Equipment is selected in accordance with work requirements
    • Environmental protection measures are identified in line with environmental plan and regulations
    • Communication with others is established and maintained in accordance with OSHS requirements
  2. Erect scaffolding
    • Design loading on scaffold and supporting structure is confirmed using load tables following limits, standards and specifications
    • Scaffolding and components are inspected with damaged components are isolated, labeled, tagged and rejected
    • Footings are prepared in accordance with OSHS requirements, codes of practice, manufacturer specifications and engineer’s instructions
    • Scaffolding is set out and erected in accordance with OSHS requirements and manufacturer specifications
    • Lifting devices are assembled and erected in accordance with manufacturer specifications and OSHS requirements
    • Fall protection devices are installed in accordance with job specification and OSHS requirements
  3. Inspect, repair and / or alter scaffolding
    • Erected scaffolding is inspected for defects prior to use
    • Faulty components are reported to appropriate personnel in line with company safe operating procedure
    • Existing use of scaffolding is checked against original design to be in accordance with OSHS regulations
    • Scaffolding instability is reported to appropriate personnel in line with company safe operating procedure
    • Alterations and repairs are carried out on specified equipment following superior’s instruction to ensure regulatory compliance
    • Scaffolding checklist report is accomplished and submitted to appropriate personnel following company rules and regulations
  4. Dismantle scaffolding and clean up
    • Scaffolding is isolated and safety signs and barricades are put in place to ensure safe dismantling
    • Scaffolding is dismantled using reverse procedure as for erection
    • Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, re-used or recycled in accordance with OSHS requirements, codes of practice and job specifications
    • Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored in accordance with manufacturer recommendations and standard work practices
    • Work completion procedures are applied and appropriate personnel notified of work completion
    • Advanced scaffolding operations and faults are recorded and reported to the appropriate personnel

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : HANDLE SCAFFOLDING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
UNIT CODE : CON 713 340

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitude required to safely move, locate, inspect, service and store scaffolding together with associated tools and equipment.

  1. Plan and prepare for operation
    • Work instruction is reviewed, confirmed and clarified with appropriate personnel
    • Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS) requirements consistent to handle and use scaffolding tools and equipment are verified and complied with
    • Tools and equipment are identified and selected in line with job requirements
    • Tools and equipment are checked for serviceability
    • Scaffolding materials are identified, accessed, and obtained in line with job requirements
    • Environmental protection requirements are identified in accordance with environmental plans and regulations
  2. Handle, sort and stack scaffolding equipment and associated tools
    • Scaffolding equipment / components are moved to specified location following safety manual procedure
    • Sorting and stacking procedure is performed for scaffolding equipment / components based on job specifications
    • Scaffolding equipment / components and associated tools are protected against physical, chemical, environmental and water damage based on classification of scaffolding.
    • Scaffolding equipment /components and associated tools are stored clear of access ways for ease identification, retrieval and distribution
  3. Prepare for mechanical handling of equipment
    • Scaffolding equipment is stacked / banded for mechanical handling in accordance with the type of material and equipment to be used
    • Scaffolding equipment is handled for mechanical lifting
  4. Perform clean-up
    • Work area is cleared and materials disposed of, reused or recycled in accordance with OSHS, codes of practice and job specifications
    • Tools and equipment are cleaned, checked, maintained and stored in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations and standard work practices

COMMON COMPETENCIES

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: PREPARE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND TOOLS
UNIT CODE : CON931201

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes on identifying, requesting and receiving construction materials and tools based on the required performance standards.

  1. Identify materials and tools
    • Materials are listed as per job requirements
    • Quantity and description of materials conform with the job requirements
    • Tools and accessories are identified according to job requirements
  2. Requisition equipment, materials and tools
    • Materials and tools needed are requested according to the list prepared
    • Request is done as per company standard operating procedures (SOP)
    • Substitute materials and tools are provided without sacrificing cost and quality of work
  3. Receive and inspect materials
    • Materials and tools issued are inspected as per quantity and specification
    • Tools, accessories and materials are checked for damages according to enterprise procedures
    • Materials and tools are set aside to appropriate location nearest to the workplace

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: OBSERVE PROCEDURES, SPECIFICATIONS AND MANUALS OF INSTRUCTIONS
UNIT CODE : CON311201

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes on identifying, interpreting, applying services to specifications and manuals and storing manuals.

  1. Identify and access specification/manuals
    • Appropriate manuals are identified and accessed as per job requirements
    • Version and date of manual are checked to ensure that correct specification and procedures are identified
  2. Interpret manuals
    • Relevant sections, chapters of specifications/manuals are located in relation to the work to be conducted
    • Information and procedure in the manual are interpreted in accordance with industry practices
  3. Apply information in manual
    • Manual is interpreted according to job requirements
    • Work steps are correctly identified in accordance with manufacturer’s specification
    • Manual data are applied according to the given task
    • All correct sequencing and adjustments are interpreted in accordance with information contained on the manual or specifications
  4. Store manuals
    • Manual or specification is stored appropriately to prevent damage, ready access and updating of information when required in accordance with company requirements

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWINGS AND PLANS
UNIT CODE : CON311202

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes in analyzing and interpreting symbols, data and work plan based on the required performance standards.

  1. Analyze signs, symbols and data
    • Technical plans are obtained according to job requirements
    • Signs, symbols and data are identified according to job specifications
    • Signs symbols and data are determined according to classification or as appropriate in drawing
  2. Interpret technical drawings and plans
    • Necessary tools, materials and equipment are identified according to the plan
    • Supplies and materials are listed according to specifications
    • Components, assemblies or objects are recognized as required
    • Dimensions are identified as appropriate to the plan
    • Specification details are matched with existing/available resources and in line with job requirements
    • Work plan is drawn following the specifications
  3. Apply freehand sketching
    • Where applicable, correct freehand sketching is produced in accordance with the job requirements

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: PERFORM MENSURATIONS AND CALCULATIONS
UNIT CODE : CON311203

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes on identifying and measuring objects based on the required performance standards.

  1. Select measuring instruments
    • Object or component to be measured is identified, classified and interpreted according to the appropriate regular geometric shape
    • Measuring tools are selected/identified as per object to be measured or job requirements
    • Correct specifications are obtained from relevant sources
    • Appropriate measuring instruments are selected according to job requirements
    • Alternative measuring tools are used without sacrificing cost and quality of work
  2. Carry out measurements and calculations
    • Accurate measurements are obtained according to job requirements
    • Alternative measuring tools are used without sacrificing cost and quality of work
    • Calculation needed to complete work tasks are performed using the four basic process of addition (+), subtraction (-), multiplication (x) and division (/) including but not limited to: trigonometric functions, algebraic computations
    • Calculations involving fractions, percentages and mixed numbers are used to complete workplace tasks
    • Numerical computation is self-checked and corrected for accuracy
    • Instruments are read to the limit of accuracy of the tool
    • Systems of measurement identified and converted according to job requirements/ISO
    • Workpieces are measured according to job requirements

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: MAINTAIN TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
UNIT CODE : CON311204

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes on checking condition, performing preventive maintenance and storing of tools and equipment based on the required performance standards.

  1. Check condition of tools and equipment
    • Materials, tools and equipment are identified according to classification and job requirements
    • Non-functional tools and equipment are segregated and labeled according to classification
    • Safety of tools and equipment are observed in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
    • Condition of PPE are checked in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
  2. Perform basic preventive maintenance
    • Appropriate lubricants are identified according to types of equipment
    • Tools and equipment are lubricated according to preventive maintenance schedule or manufacturer’s specifications
    • Measuring instruments are checked and calibrated in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions
    • Tools are cleaned and lubricated according to standard procedures
    • Defective instruments, equipment and accessories are inspected and replaced according to manufacturer’s specifications
    • Tools are inspected, repaired and replaced after use
    • Work place is cleaned and kept in safe state in line with OHSA regulations
  3. Store tools and equipment
    • Inventory of tools, instruments and equipment are conducted and recorded as per company practices
    • Tools and equipment are stored safely in appropriate locations in accordance with manufacturer’s specifications or company procedures

BASIC COMPETENCIES

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION
UNIT CODE : 500311105

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to gather, interpret and convey information in response to workplace requirements.

  1. Obtain and convey workplace information
    • Specific and relevant information is accessed from appropriate sources
    • Effective questioning, active listening and speaking skills are used together and convey information
    • Appropriate medium is used to transfer information and ideas
    • Appropriate non- verbal communication is used
    • Appropriate lines of communication with supervisors and colleagues are identified and followed
    • Defined workplace procedures for the location and storage of information are used
    • Personal interaction is carried out clearly and concisely
  2. Participate in workplace meetings and discussions
    • Team meetings are at ended on time
    • Own opinions are clear expressed and those of others are listened to without interruption
    • Meeting inputs are consistent with the meeting purpose and established protocols
    • Workplace interactions are conducted in a courteous manner
    • Questions about simple routine workplace procedures and matters concerning working conditions of employment are asked and responded to.
    • Meetings outcomes are interpreted and implemented
  3. Complete relevant work related documents
    • Range of forms relating to conditions of employment are completed accurately and legibly
    • Workplace data is recorded on standard workplace forms and documents
    • Basic mathematical processes are used for routine calculations
    • Errors in recording information on forms/documents are identified and properly acted upon
    • Reporting requirements to supervisor are completed according to organizational guidelines

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : WORK IN TEAM ENVIRONMENT
UNIT CODE : 500311106

This unit covers the skills, knowledge and attitudes to identify role and responsibility as a member of a team.

  1. Describe team role and scope
    • The role and objective of the team is identified from available sources of information
    • Team parameters, reporting relationships and responsibilities are identified from team discussions and appropriate external sources.
  2. Identify own role and responsibility within team
    • Individual role and responsibilities within the team environment are identified.
    • Roles and responsibility of other team members are identified and recognized.
    • Reporting relationships within team and external to team are identified.
  3. Work as a team member
    • Effective and appropriate forms of communications used and interactions undertaken with team members who contribute to known team activities and objectives.
    • Effective and appropriate contributions made to complement team activities and objectives, based on individual skills and competencies and workplace context.
    • Observed protocols in reporting using standard operating procedures.
    • Contribute to the development of team work plans based on an understanding of team’s role and objectives and individual competencies of the members.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PRACTICE CAREER PROFESSIONALISM
UNIT CODE : 500311107

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes in promoting career growth and advancement.

  1. Integrate personal objectives with organizational goals
    • Personal growth and work plans are pursued towards improving the qualifications set for the profession
    • Intra- and interpersonal relationships is are maintained in the course of managing oneself based on performance evaluation
    • Commitment to the organization and its goal is demonstrated in the performance of duties
  2. Set and meet work priorities
    • Competing demands are prioritized to achieve personal, team and organizational goals and objectives.
    • Resources are utilized efficiently and effectively to manage work priorities and commitments
    • Practices along economic use and maintenance of equipment and facilities are followed as per established procedures
  3. Maintain professional growth and development
    • Trainings and career opportunities are identified and availed of based on job requirements
    • Recognitions are sought/received and demonstrated as proof of career advancement
    • Licenses and/or certifications relevant to job and career are obtained and renewed

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PRACTICE  OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES
UNIT CODE : 500311108

This unit covers the outcomes required to comply with regulatory and organizational requirements for occupational health and safety.

  1. Identify hazards and risks
    • Safety regulations and workplace safety and hazard control practices and procedures are clarified and explained based on organization procedures
    • Hazards/risks in the workplace and their corresponding indicators are identified to minimize or eliminate risk to co-workers, workplace and environment in accordance with organization procedures
    • Contingency measures during workplace accidents, fire and other emergencies are recognized and established in accordance with organization procedures
  2. Evaluate hazards and risks
    • Terms of maximum tolerable limits which when exceeded will result in harm or damage are identified based on threshold limit values (TLV)
    • Effects of the hazards are determined
    • OHS issues and/or concerns and identified safety hazards are reported to designated personnel in accordance with workplace requirements and relevant workplace OHS legislation
  3. Control hazards and risks
    • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) procedures for controlling hazards/risks in workplace are consistently
      followed
    • Procedures for dealing with workplace accidents, fire and emergencies are followed in accordance with organization OHS policies
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) is correctly used in accordance with organization OHS procedures and practices
    • Appropriate assistance is provided in the event of a workplace emergency in accordance with established organization protocol
  4. Maintain OHS awareness
    • Emergency-related drills and trainings are participated in as per established organization guidelines and procedures
    • OHS personal records are completed and updated in accordance with workplace requirements

DEFINITION OF TERMS

  • Competency – Is the application of knowledge, skills and attitudes to perform work activities to the standard expected in the workplace.
  • Certification – Refers to the process of verifying and validating competencies of a person through assessment.
  • Element – Refers to the building blocks of a unit of competency. It describes in outcome terms the functions that a person who works in a particular area of work is able to perform.
  • Evidence Guide – It is a guide for assessment that provides information on critical aspects of competency, underpinning knowledge, underpinning skills, resource implications, context of assessment and assessment method.
  • Footing – Refers to the widened base or substructure forming the foundation for a wall or a column
  • Philippine TVET Qualification Framework – Refers to a comprehensive, nationally consistent framework for qualifications in the TVET sector. It also provides the parameter for the integration of learning and assessment in the middle skills development.
  • Qualification – Refers to the national certificate issued by the TESDA or its accredited industry organizations in recognition that a person has achieved competencies relevant to a trade or industry.
  • Range of Variable – It describes the circumstances or context in which the work is to be performed.
  • Scaffolding – It is a temporary or movable platform supported on the ground or suspended; used for working at considerable heights above ground.
  • Static line – It is a line attached to parachute pack and to a strap or anchor cable in an aircraft so that when the load is dropped the parachute is deployed automatically.
  • Transom – Is a window above door that is flat, vertical aft end of a ship or boat as distinguished from a candle-shaped or cruiser stern
  • Unit of Competency – Refers to a discrete aspect of work, which would normally be performed by only one person.

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