What does this position entail and what are the tasks of a advanced scaffolding fitter?

Scaffolding installed by a professional scaffolder is extremely important for the implementation and execution of many projects. People who hold this function provide safety and support for workers on the construction site, whilst enabling them to comfortably and safely carry out their work at heights.
The advanced scaffolder has sufficient knowledge, experience and authorization to independently build simple as well as complex scaffolding (up to class 4). Very often, after obtaining the additional qualifications of Foreman, one acts as a scaffolding manager and supervises a team consisting of assistants and scaffolding fitters.

First advance scaffolding fitter qualifications

According to the DNV certification, we distinguish different degrees of professional competence within the scaffolding business:

  • Assistant (Assistant Scaffolding Fitter)
  • Basic Scaffolder (Scaffolding Fitter)
  • Advanced Scaffolder (1st Scaffolding Fitter)
  • Inspector ( Scaffolding Inspector)
  •  Foreman (Foreman Scaffolding)

In order to enter the training for the advanced scaffolder and to receive the certificate, it is necessary to obtain the DNV basic scaffolder certificate in advance, which is valid for a minimum of 1.5 years in the DNV register. Holders of DNV entitlements are exempt from registration in SVWOH. The candidate must also have a minimum VCA Basic or VCA VOL certificate (VCA is the equivalent of OHS training) giving him or her preparation in the field of recognizing and preventing hazards in the workplace.
Certification is carried out in accordance with the rules and instructions of SVWOH.

The price/cost of the advanced scaffolder course with DNV examination includes:

  • training
  • study materials
  • exam
  • certificate
  • registration
  • hot meals, drinks, snacks
  • a pleasant atmosphere with an experienced instructor

The programme covers the topics of :

  • Personal protective equipment
  • Risk analysis of the task before starting work on the building site or factory
  • Material nomenclature and different types of scaffolding (Layher Allround, Couplock, Peri up, Scafom)
  • Scaffolding methods according to Dutch principles
  • Principles of physics (stresses, internal forces)
  • Material science
  • Reading complex technical drawings and making sketches
  • Simple weight calculations per rack and bolt

The advanced scaffolder training course including exam lasts 5 days.

  • 2 days theory (8 hours each day)
  • 2 days of practice (8 hours each day)
  • 1 day exam, which consists of 2 hours theory and 5 hours practice)

Each day, we start training at 8:00 am. 
At 12:30 we organise a longer break with a hot meal.
During the lectures, we take short breaks after each approximately 1.5 hour block of lectures or practical classes.

All trainees must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid identity document (ID card or passport) and a valid VCA certificate.

You must have a CURRENT DNV advanced scaffoldercertificate, registered for a minimum of 1.5 years in the system or a advanced scaffolder DNV. 

You must have up-to-date VCA training (minimum VCA Basis or SCC 018 but VOL VCA or SCC 017 is welcome).

To participate in the practical training you need :

  • personal protective equipment ( helmet, goggles , work clothes and ankle boots )
  • safety harness with lines
  •  tools must be secured with ropes to prevent falling.

All equipment can be purchased locally from Bonapi.

The advanced scaffolder course is conducted in languages:

  • Dutch
  • English
  • Polish
  • Slovak
  • Hungarian
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Bulgarian

Advanced scaffolder course takes place at our location
Wattweg 39
3208KH Spijkenisse
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For the convenience of our trainees, the Bonapi Training Center has prepared teaching facilities with five equipped lecture rooms, a practical training area and a large hall.

Advanced scaffolder in the Netherlands and Belgium

The role of the advanced scaffolder is invaluable during the construction of scaffolding. In addition to the duties of a basic scaffolder, advanced scaffolder also takes on the responsibility of control of the solidity or stability of the scaffolding. Thanks to the practical expertise and knowledge of regulations, the first scaffolding fitter supports the foreman.

It is easy to check, that the specialist knowledge every first scaffolding fitter has is financially appreciated by employers by a competitive salary and/or hourly rate.

Advance scaffolder course

The training and certificate of the First Scaffolding Fitter is intended for ambitious people, following the path of development in the scaffolding construction industry. If you are an experienced scaffolding fitter and want to further increase your qualifications, the next step is acquiring the certificate of the first scaffolding fitter. Both the theoretical and practical part of the training of the first scaffolding fitter course is carried out in several languages, Dutch, English, Polish and more. If you want to become a first scaffolding fitter in the Netherlands, you should definitely sign up for this training.

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