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Apply to add approved scaffold supervisor or erector

Approved scaffold contractors can add scaffold supervisors, erectors or riggers to their approved personnel. Each team must employ at least 2 supervisors and 5 erectors or riggers.

At a glance

Who can apply Company representative
How much it costs No cost to apply
How long it takes Up to 8 weeks
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Note: Before moving to another approved scaffold contractor (ASC), scaffold supervisors and erectors need to first be removed from their existing ASC's approved personnel list.

Requirements

As an approved scaffold contractor, you must have a team of competent workers. Each team must be:

  • Under the charge of at least 2 competent scaffold supervisors or suspended scaffold supervisors.
  • Made up of at least 5 competent scaffold erectors or suspended scaffold riggers to carry out their jobs safely.

Requirements for scaffold supervisors

Scaffold supervisors or suspended scaffold supervisors must be trained and competent in scaffolding work. They must also be familiar with the scaffold manufacturer's procedures.

To be considered competent, a supervisor must:

  • Have completed the Supervision of Metal Scaffold Erection Course or Suspended Scaffold Supervisor Course conducted by a training provider approved by the Commissioner for Workplace Safety and Health.
  • Have completed the Work-At-Height Course for Supervisors conducted by a training provider approved by the Commissioner for Workplace Safety and Health
  • Have a minimum of 2 years' relevant practical experience in scaffolding work.

Requirements for scaffold erectors or riggers

Each scaffold erector and suspended scaffold rigger must:

  • Be properly trained in the techniques of scaffolding work.
  • Have successfully completed the Metal Scaffold Erection Course or Suspended Scaffold Rigger Course, conducted by a training provider approved by the Commissioner.

How to apply

To apply, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to add approved personnel.
  2. Upload all supporting documents.
  3. (Optional) Log in to check your application status.

You will receive an email notification if your application is successful.

Documents required

You will need to submit PDF copies of the following:

For Scaffold Supervisors

  • Company testimony for scaffold supervisor or suspended scaffold supervisor with details of their relevant employment history. Submit a minimum of 2 scaffold supervisors required, each with at least 2 years of relevant practical experience in scaffolding work. You can use the following templates:
  • Training certificates for scaffold supervisor or suspended scaffold supervisor course. Certificates must display NRIC, FIN, Work Permit number or S Pass number.
  • Training certificates for the Work At Height (WAH) course for supervisors. Certificates must display NRIC, FIN, Work Permit number or S Pass number.
  • Copy of NRIC, WP, S Pass or EP.
  • Medical report form for applicants who are 60 years old and above.

For Scaffold Erectors

  • Training certificates for metal scaffold erection course or suspended scaffold rigger course.
  • Copy of NRIC, WP, S Pass or EP.
  • Medical report form for applicants who are 60 years old and above.

Updating MOM on changes and work done

If your application is approved, you need to:

  • Inform us of any changes to the employment status of the scaffold supervisors, erectors or riggers you employ, including resignation or retirement.
  • Keep and maintain a record of scaffolding work by each scaffold or suspended scaffold supervisor. The record must be made available for inspection.
Last Updated: 27 October 2016