Basic Access System Erector (BASE)

This 5-day course is for non-scaffolders, who erect, alter and dismantle basic system scaffold structures within restricted environments.

You will learn on PERI UP Flex system scaffold erected to a maximum height of 6m.


    • A good understanding of spoken and written English. Please contact us if you have any concerns in this area.

    • Delegates wishing to book one of these courses will be required to have a CITB HS&E Test (or accepted exemption) in place at the time of booking.

    • The CITB HS&E Test (or accepted exemption) must have been successfully completed within 23 months of the course start date.

Course Duration
5 days

Maximum Number

Training Aids
Lecture notes and audio / visual presentation.

Practical assessments and a 50 question test

On successful completion of the course candidates will receive a NETA certificate.

Delegates must wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) during the practical aspects of the course. Delegates will be required to provide:

    • Hard Hat

    • Safety Boots

    • Gloves

    • High visibility vest or overalls (optional)

Additional Information
Meeting the needs and expectations of service users is of the highest priority to our staff. Therefore if you have any concerns or wish to make a comment about the service please contact:


On completion of the course delegates will be able to:

    • Understand the requirements of the relevant legislation, British Standards Codes of Practice and industry standards

    • Differentiate between various scaffold systems and for what purpose they should be used

    • Understand actions to take upon identifying a fault or hazard

    • How to isolate unsafe scaffolds

    • Understand statutory inspections of basic independent tied and putlog scaffolds


    • General employee responsibilities and legal responsibilities

    • Health and Safety Laws and Regulations including Working At Height 2005 Regulations

    • Approved Codes of Practice

    • Hazards and problems associated with scaffolding and instruction on action to take if faults are identified

    • Product standards, selection and basic inspection (including scaff tags)

    • How to use scaffolding safely - erect, dismantle, storage and maintenance

    • How to conduct a Risk Assessment

    • Preventative and protective control measures including PPE

    • SG4:15 Harness and Lanyard

    • Manual Handling

    • Industry performance standards

    • Basic types of scaffold structures and methods of construction

    • Scaffold terminology

    • Components of a scaffold – tubes, boards, fittings, ladders, gin wheels, ropes and scaffold ties

    • Definitions and terminology

    • Foundations/ground conditions

    • Access and egress

    • Fire prevention

    • Practical session

    • Multiple choice questionnaire

    • Review of course
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