Structural Steel Labourer - Scaffolder

As a scaffolder, you erect and dismantle scaffolding to provide work platforms on building and industrial sites. You may also provide temporary structures such as staging and seating.

Related roles include steel fixer, which involves positioning and securing steel bars and mesh to reinforce concrete structures. A structural steel erector erects and dismantles frames for building and other structures. A construction rigger assembles and install rigging gear, while a crane chaser directs the movements of loads. 




  • Outdoor work 
  • No qualification required 
  • Physical work 

A typical day may involve:

  • fitting and bolting tubes, braces and components to form bases and build up scaffolding
  • lifting and positioning sections of scaffolding
  • erecting guard rails, guy wires, ropes and clamps, laying planks and hanging safety nets
  • dismantling and removing scaffolding from building sites

It helps to be good at:

  • Physical tasks 
  • Using tools and machines 
  • Communicating clearly 

Qualifications/pathway options:

  • Cert III Scaffolding
  • Cert III Rigging
  • Cert III Steel fixing
  • Traineeship

You may be able to work in:

  • Construction 
  • Mining

Related Roles 

  • Construction rigger 

  • Steel fixer

  • Crane chaser


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