Scaffolders layout, assemble, erect uses, maintain, and dismantle scaffolding including access scaffold, shoring, falsework, bleachers, and stages.

What do scaffolders do on the job?

  • Read and interpret blueprints, drawings and sketches to determine specifications and calculate requirements.
  • Design, build and dismantle access equipment and structures such as scaffolds, ladders and ramps to perform their work, or to be used by other trades.
  • Build platforms for holding tools and walking.
  • Install safety measures, such as nets to catch dropped tools.

For further details about this occupation, please see the High School to Apprenticeship handbook, or find it on this website under “Resources.”