Kwikstage Basic Erector

Course Objectives

To ensure people who are given the responsibility by their Employer to erect Kwikstage System scaffold structures up to a maximum platform height of 5.5 metres (7.5 metres working). can do so in a safe manner in accordance with SG4:15, the guidance provided by the system manufacturer and current legislation.

An In-house Basic Erector Certificate of Competence will be awarded to all participants who successfully complete the technical paper, and show an acceptable level of Knowledge & Skill with the system during the practical workshops and final practical skills assessment.

We use our client’s venue and equipment or equipment hired in for the purpose of the training.   (we provide a component list of required equipment)

In order to comply fully with SG4:15 Guidance, our clients will be required to have eight (8)  “Kwikstep” battens made up to our design prior to the training, we will supply design drawings for this purpose.                  

This is a 5 Day Training Course

Day One

Introduction and Course Aims

The System Scaffold Concept

Basic Design Criteria

Components – identification and use

Quantifying Components

Safe Erection Procedure

Basing Out Exercises

Practical Workshop

Day Two

Designing First Practical Structure

Quantifying Components

“Kwiksteps” Safe System of Work SG4:15.

Harness Inspection, Donning & Safe Use.

Practical Workshop

Day Three

Stability Tying & Loading

Buttress Towers


Ladder Bays

Practical Workshop

Day Four

Handover Inspection

Reporting & Tagging

Tie Patterns

Practical Tying Workshop

Technical Question Paper

Day Five

Squad Assessment Day

Erectors will be required to demonstrate the 5 key Knowledge & Skills area’s covered on the course under assessment.

Designing, Quantifying, Erecting, Inspecting/tagging/reporting and Striking.

This course will qualify Erectors to build Basic Kwikstage Scaffolding up to a maximum platform height of 5.5mtrs, with access provided through a safety gate, or by ladder bays with single lift ladders.

We can offer this course at your premises given our venue requirements for the theory and Practical Workshops can be accommodated.                                        (please check our requirements)

Course Fee £750.00 per delegate + VAT. (inc Erector handbook, certificate of competence and plastic Identification card verifying extent of qualification. Our fixed daily expense fee applies of £95:00 + VAT per day.

All delegates will require a Full Body Harness and a 1.75mtr (max) Fall Arrest Lanyard, we are able to supply this PFPE and bring it along with us if you wish.        ( we only supply good quality PFPE not cheap foreign makes) please enquire on current cost.

Min Number of delegates= three (3)  (it is possible to have 4 on one course, for pro-rata fee) Two squads can be trained (6) at the same time but twice the equipment and twice the ground area will be needed for the practical workshops

Kwikstage Advanced Erector

This is a Three Day Course

Qualified Basic Erectors are trained over two days to erect scaffolding up to a maximum platform height of 9.5mtrs. this training includes the installation and safe use of Gin wheels to move components up & down the structure. Tie Patterns are covered and additional bracing & stabilising requirements.

The third day is a practical skills assessment of the squad erecting a fifth lift up to 9.5mtrs, inspection/recording, striking completely.

Venue Practical Requirements

Scaffold must be against a building which is at least 12 mtrs high and constructed of suitable materials to allow anchor type ties to be installed.

The elevation the scaffold is erected along must be at least 6mtrs long.


Additional 3 Day Modules are available covering;

Kwikstage Bridging Units

Note* Erectors are not allowed to use ladder beams or unit beams, these components are only to be used by scaffolders)

Kwikstage Loading Towers

Please contact for further details