Virtual Surver’s Scaffolding Services
Virtual Surver was established in 2007 and over the years has become experts with the supply and erection of safe Scaffolding Systems and Transportation, to commercial, residential and industrial customers.
We currently operate throughout Trinidad and Tobago and within the past 6 years we have been able to work with some amazing clients who trust and believe in our professionalisim. Also, the company continues to be a family runned business while providing employment opportunities for many others, both directly and indirectly.
What Is Scaffolding?
Scaffolding is a temporary means of support used by most trades in the Building and other Construction industry and for maintenance and services jobs in operating plants as:
• A means of access;
• A platform to work from and/or to store or support materials; and
• A way to provide protection to persons below.
If any work is required to be undertaken at a location, where there is no built-in access and platform, a need arises to build a framework where worker may position himself, place tools and materials and perform the job. Such situations arise during operation, maintenance, servicing and at many occasions in common life; but during project execution, right from the time of excavation, foundation laying, erection of structures, equipment installation etc, structural support in the form of a stable and strong scaffold is a necessity at most of the places.
Why Scaffolding Training is necessary?
Identification and selection of required scaffold components for a particular scaffold calls for basic knowledge of scaffold materials. Scaffold being a temporary structure and scaffold building is a complex activity, it requires skilled, experienced and competent workforce to prevent accidents. To maintain all safety standards for scaffolding management system proper training by qualified, certified, skilled and experienced trainer is the only solution.
An important aspect of Scaffolding Training is live practical demonstration on Field.
Who is allowed to design a scaffold?
Only a qualified person can design a scaffold.
What is a qualified person?
According to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration, UK) a qualified person is a person who:
Possesses a recognized degree, certificate, or professional standing.
Has extensive knowledge, training and experience.
Can solve or resolve problems related to the work or the project.
Scaffolding Training is mainly classified into three types –
- Classroom Training: – Training through classroom lectures and interaction between trainer and participants provide fundamental and basic understanding of the scaffold management system.
- Online Training: – Training through online where the participants are learning fundamental and basic understanding of the scaffold management system remotely.
- Practical Training: – On-field or practical training is given to the participants to develop hands on experience and teamwork skills among them to enhance their practical knowledge. During practical field training participants do erection, dismantling activities by themselves and gain practical knowledge based on theoretical knowledge and they understand the key process of step-by-step execution of scaffolding work.
The participants can opt for either Classroom Training or Online Training, then continue the learning process with the Practical Training.
Particular care for safety of workmen and people around:
Being a purely temporary structure and mostly involving work at height, that too mostly executed by manual labour, all stages of Scaffolding Services such as erection uses, alteration, repair, changeover and even dismantling happens to be highly hazardous. As such, right from the stage of planning, procurement of materials, mobilization of manpower, grooming / preparing / authorizing ‘Responsible Person’ as per statute, erection and upto the final close-up and clearance of work-site, competent, responsible and well-versed team is required to be raised and facilitated to take charge of this important but quite vulnerable service from OHS point of view.