Scaffolder, Assistant Scaffolder,

Minimum - Preferably 5th standard pass with normal reading, writing and understanding

Certified training for Assistant Scaffolder Level-2 (programme aligned to CON/Q 0303 released by Construction Skill Development Council)

Not required

The tasks an Assistant Scaffolder Level-2 is expected to perform include:

Erecting scaffolds, rigs, guard rails, shoring or braces

Erecting and dismantling towers for creating moulds and steel gauges

Erecting and dismantling towers in confined areas

Erecting and dismantling staircases and lift towers

Accessing scaffolds up to 18 meteres for materials handling and finishing works

Erecting and dismantling of conventional staging made of bamboo and pipes

Performing tasks under health, safety and environmental regulations

Detailed knowledge of the names and use of tools

Working knowledge of the sequence of erection and dismantling

Ability to perform simple calculations pertaining to carpentry Ability to check scaffolding tools prior to use

Understanding of how to identify, select and use basic dressing material, first aid and PPEs

Sound knowledge of accident, health, safety and evacuation procedures and their reporting

Trained for 6 to 8 weeks so to qualify test and assessments by authorised agency for NOS level-2.

Communication skills

Decision-making skills

Planning and organizing skills

Analytical thinking Team player

It is not a desk job

Work from home is not available

Part-time work is not available Contractual jobs are available

Travelling is required for this job

Role does not involve team handling

Working hours

Working hours are a minimum of 8 hours a day for 5 to 6 days a week

The job involves frequent extended hours, working in shifts and on holidays

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needsMaybe

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards due to working at heights or depths, working with equipment, electrical and concreting material, etc.

Health risks include headaches, joint pains, backaches, skin diseases, silicosis of the lungs, insomnia, nausea, etc

For candidates with up to 2 years experience -8,000 to12,000 per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 years experience 12,000 to15,000 per month

For candidates with over 5 years experience 15,000 to20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Construction Sector Trends

Recently, the Government has issued contracts worth 1,861 crore relating to projects in mining, railway, infrastructure, commercial buildings, and some of the construction companies are also coasting along with a steady flow of contracts.

Boost for Indias Construction Sector

Indias construction sector is forecast to grow at 7-8 percent each year over the next decade following the election of a new government, according to a news report by an international consultancy giant. The total construction market in India for FY2014 was US$157 billion, an increase of US$4 billion over FY2013. Infrastructure accounts for 49 percent, housing and real estate 42 percent and industrial projects 9 percent. With the growing demand for new construction projects, the job vacancies for Assistant Scaffolder Level-2 and other allied construction posts are increasing.

Construction companies, agencies, contractors, construction sites, etc.Private and governmental construction projects

Jobs are available all across the country in developed and developing cities.

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