Profession construction scaffolding supervisor
Construction scaffolding supervisors plan and supervise the transport, assembly, disassembly and maintenance of the structures. They also ensure the safety of the scaffolds, support structures, access ladders and fenders.
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- Enterprising / Realistic
- Scaffolding components
The different components of which scaffolding is constructed, their usage cases and limitations. Weight bearing properties of each component and how they are assembled.
- Inspect construction supplies
Check construction supplies for damage, moisture, loss or other problems before using the material.
- Use safety equipment in construction
Use elements of protective clothing such as steel-tipped shoes, and gear such as protective goggles, in order to minimise risk of accidents in construction and to mitigate any injury if an accident does occur.
- Follow health and safety procedures in construction
Apply the relevant health and safety procedures in construction in order to prevent accidents, pollution and other risks.
- Interpret 2D plans
Interpret and understand plans and drawings in manufacturing processes which include representations in two dimensions.
- Inspect scaffolding
After the scaffolding structure has been completed, inspect it for compliance with safety standards, weight bearing properties, tensile strength, resistance to wind, any other outside influences and ergonomics.
- Monitor stock level
Evaluate how much stock is used and determine what should be ordered.
- Liaise with managers
Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.
- Recognise signs of wood rot
Check whether a wood element shows signs of rot. Aurally inspect the wood by testing what sound it makes on impact. Check for visual signs of rot.
- Recognise signs of corrosion
Recognise the symptoms of metal showing oxidation reactions with the environment resulting in rusting, copper pitting, stress cracking, and others, and estimate the rate of corrosion.
- Work in a construction team
Work as part of a team in a construction project. Communicate efficiently, sharing information with team members and reporting to supervisors. Follow instructions and adapt to changes in a flexible manner.
- Plan shifts of employees
Plans shifts of employees to ensure completion of all customer orders and satisfactory completion of the production plan.
- Work safely with machines
Check and safely operate machines and equipment required for your work according to manuals and instructions.
- Process incoming construction supplies
Receive incoming construction supplies, handle the transaction and enter the supplies into any internal administration system.
- Ensure compliance with construction project deadline
Plan, schedule and monitor the building processes in order to ensure completion of the project by the set deadline.
- React to events in time-critical environments
Monitor the situation around you and anticipate. Be ready to take quick and appropriate action in case of unexpected events.
- Evaluate employees work
Evaluate the need for labour for the work ahead. Evaluate the performance of the team of workers and inform superiors. Encourage and support the employees in learning, teach them techniques and check the application to ensure product quality and labour productivity.
- Plan resource allocation
Plan future needs of various resources such as time, money and specific process resources.
- Manage health and safety standards
Oversee all personnel and processes to comply with health, safety and hygiene standards. Communicate and support alignment of these requirements with the company's health and safety programmes.
- Coordinate construction activities
Coordinate the activities of several construction workers or crews to make sure they do not interfere with each other and to ensure that the works are done in a timely manner. Keep up to date on the progress of the teams and update the schedule if called for.
- Interpret 3D plans
Interpret and understand plans and drawings in manufacturing processes which include representations in three dimensions.
- Plan scaffolding
Plan the construction of the scaffolding, based on the nature of the project, the environment, and the available resources. Apply knowledge of scaffolding standards and load bearing properties of the components and joints to make a decision on the structure of the build. Develop adequate and comprehensive instructions to put up the scaffolding construction.
- Supervise staff
Oversee the selection, training, performance and motivation of staff.