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Scaffolder

What does a Scaffolder do?

In Alberta scaffolding is part of the carpentry trade. They build temporary frameworks to support people and materials in the construction of new structures or the repair of buildings. They use metal pipes and tubes to ensure workers can access various areas of the site safely.

- Scaffolders plan sequences of work
- Check components are level
- Follow national and local building codes
- Ensure all scaffolding is safe for workers

What kind of person makes a good Scaffolder?

Scaffolder may be the job for you if you:

- You enjoy working at height
- Can work as part of a team
- Have the physical strength to put structures into place
- Have good balance for working on the scaffolding

How do I become a Scaffolder?

1. Find a company willing to take you as an apprentice
2. Register with AAIT (Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training)
3. Apprentice for 4 years, which includes 1360 hours of on the job training and 8 weeks of technical training at school each year
4. Take the interprovincial Red Seal exam to become a registered Carpenter
5. Now you can work almost anywhere in Canada!

Where does a Scaffolder work?

Scaffolders mainly work outdoors and can work on a variety of different sites. They work on developments ranging from commercial jobs, such as building a new shopping mall, to industrial sites in the oil sands.

How much does a Scaffolder make?

Scaffolders make from $14.42 to $38.04 per hour. On average, in Alberta, they make around $58,000 a year.

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