Scaffolders, Stagers and Riggers

Scaffolders, stagers and riggers erect and dismantle scaffolding and working platforms, set up lifting equipment and ships’ rigging, maintain and repair steeples, industrial chimneys and other tall structures and install, maintain and repair ropes, wires and cables.


New workers
£ 20,474
£ 33,129
£ 50,464

Available jobs

In the past year there were 28,681 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Forms rope slings, ladders, netting and other rigging and measures, cuts and repairs wire or fibre rope.

  • Erects jib, derrick and similar hoisting equipment and installs ropes, pulleys and other lifting tackle.

  • Lays and secures wooden planking to form working platforms and fixes guard rails, ladders, cradles and awnings as required.

  • Examines scaffold tubing and couplings for defects and selects, fits and bolts scaffold tubes until scaffolding reaches required height.

  • Examines drawings and specifications to determine job requirements.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Machinery

  • Risk Analysis

  • Electrical Wiring

  • Masts

  • Forklift Truck

  • Lifting Equipment

  • Environment Health And Safety

  • Antenna

  • Manual Handling

  • Asbestos Awareness

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Operations

  • Detail Oriented

  • First Aid

  • Management

  • Loading And Unloading

  • Problem Solving

  • Strong Work Ethic

  • Self-Motivation

  • Planning

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.