Why Training is Important for Scaffold Estimator Jobs

For potential or newly appointed estimators, it’s important to have the right training. Scaffold estimator jobs require candidates to have knowledge in estimating and managing projects. As well as being able to identify customer requirements, estimators need to be able to identify and solve site hazards, and have a range of practical skills such as on-site measuring and the ability to analyse design drawings.

If you’re appointing new estimators in your business, make sure you provide the appropriate training.

Skills required for scaffold estimator jobs

To work as a scaffolding estimator, workers must have basic knowledge of scaffold estimating, from the first enquiry to final preparation of quotations. The main purpose of this role is to provide estimations as accurately as possible, while also considering on-site safety.

Their responsibilities could include the following:

  • Provide estimates after identifying customer’s requirements 
  • Analyse and measure design drawings and specifications 
  • Conduct measuring on site 
  • Consider health and safety implications and how it could impact the final quote
  • Creating quote/contract documentation
  • Monitoring project progress

Scaffolding training courses for estimators

Scaffold training for estimators is designed to deliver both the practical and theoretical skills required to work in scaffold estimator jobs within construction.

Scaffolding training courses can help candidates develop the following skills:

● How to identify customer need while meeting wider business goals
● Practical and theoretical application of estimating formulae
● Being able to spot and understand site hazards and selecting the right solutions for clients
● Measuring skills (both on site and through the analysis of drawings)
● Material breakdown by use of formulae
● How to create quotations correctly and accurately
● Admin and documentation skills (such as contracts and quotation letters)
● Computer-based estimating and contract administration

In addition to developing these core skills and creating a more seamless service for your clients, the right training can ensure that your team have the right support to be able to grow and progress in their roles.

Book your training with Safety and Access

At Safety and Access, we provide Scaffold training for estimators to help them deliver competitive solutions to meet customer requirements. With our expert training programme, your teams will be able to work out quantities and weights, investigate issues and risks, and manage the entire estimation process from start to finish.

Our estimator scaffolding training course is only available as an in-company programme, to be conducted at our training centre or on-site at your business. The training will be classroom-based and will involve both group and individual participation. This is a three-day course, with lunch and refreshments provided.

Before booking scaffold estimator training, delegates will need to have a sound understanding of scaffolding equipment and have experience of the scaffolding industry, as well as any related terminology. On completion of the course, attendees will receive a Safety and Access Ltd Certificate of Training, which will remain valid for five years.

As one the UK’s leading scaffolding and work at height training providers, Safety and Access can help you deliver the best training in your organisation. We offer a range of scaffolding training courses, including CISRS courses as well as our own certified courses.

To find out more about our scaffold training, or our health and safety consultancy services, get in touch with Safety & Access today. Call 0115 979 4523 or email safe@safetyaccess.co.uk 

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