Carpenter Helper, Scaffolder Helper

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

Certified training for Helper Carpenter Shuttering & Scaffolding Level-1 (programme aligned to CON/Q 0301 released by Construction Skill Development Council)

Not required

The tasks a Helper Carpenter - Shuttering & Scaffolding Level-1 is expected to perform include: Identifying and using basic tools, equipment, materials and components

Handling and storing materials

Sizing, cutting, drilling of plywood/timber and making joints

Erecting and dismantling different types of scaffoldings

Cutting, filling, levelling and compaction of earth

Performing tasks under health, safety and environmental regulations

Knowledge of selecting and identifying the right tools for the right job

Knowledge of receiving and handing over tools, material and consumables from the store

Knowledge of precaution and safety in handling, storing and transporting tools

Knowledge of stacking material and formworks

Knowledge of the properties of material pertaining to flash point and flow point

Knowledge the physical properties of wood, plywood, seasoning and storage of timber, bending splitting and treating timber

Working knowledge of tools, equipment, materials and process for erecting and dismantling different types of scaffoldings

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 12 weeks to qualify test and assessments by authorised agency for Knowledge & Skill as per NOS for Level-1

Communication skills

Decision-making skills

Planning and organizing skills

Analytical and critical thinking Team player

Attention to detail

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 needsNo

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 freshers -6,000 to8,000 per month

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

For candidates with over 2 years experience 12,000 to18,000 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 Helper Carpenter Shuttering & Scaffolding Level-1 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.

Globe Industrial Training Institute, 3-A, Bharat Nagar, Behind Bank of Baroda, New Friends Colony, New Delhi-110025, India, Tel: +91-11-26928661, +91-9911245392, /Construction Skill Development Council, 204, Aashirwad Complex, D-1, Green Park,New Delhi 110016, Tel: +91-11-46584466, Telefax:+91-11-2656876, E-mail:, /National Academy of Construction, NAC Grounds, Cyberabad, Hyderabad, Telangana State, India - 500084, Tel: (040) 23111916-917, Fax: (040) 23111997, E-mail:, Website: