Course Title

Safe steel erection

A brief about this course

Qualification overview

Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 employers have a general duty to ensure the health and safety of employees at work. Employers involved in construction work also have specific duties under the construction part of the OHS regulations to control any risk associated with construction work as far as reasonably practicable. This industry standard provides practical guidance for the design, fabrication, transportation and erection of steel members for buildings, to eliminate or reduce the risk to the health and safety of employees and contractors involved in structural steel erection and the public in the vicinity.

Topics covered at minimum

Course contents

Site lay out, site specific erection plan and construction sequence hosting and rigging structural steel assembly & structural stability

Plumbing up equipment (metal decking, column anchorage, beams and columns, diagonal bracing, double connections, seat design, perimeter columns, open web joists, field bolted Joists)

Falling objects protection, fall protection, fall protection

Erection of steel joists & erection bridging

Concept of steel erection rule

Attachment of steel joists and girders

Steel erection decision tree

The key provisions of 1926 subpart

Safe working practice

Landing and placing loads

Who should attend

Target participants


On-site personnel


Project Managers

Construction company owners


Attendees who should attend this training are those who are in any position of authority relating to any type of structural steel erection



What is the most common cause for fatal steel erection events?

steel beam at a substantial height with only a simple safety cable. Accidents sometimes happen and can cause serious injuries or fatalities (Beavers et al. 2009 )

What is considered Steel erection?

Steel erection” means the construction, alteration or repair of steel buildings, bridges and other structures, including the installation of metal decking and all planking used during the process of erection. … This does not include structural steel trusses.

What does a steel erector do?

Steel erectors assemble the beams and girders that support the structure of buildings, stadiums, bridges and tunnels.

What is the number one cause of death for construction workers?

Falls. According to OSHA, falls are the leading cause of construction deaths; they accounted for 381 out of 971 total construction fatalities in 2017

What are the top four hazards?

These presentations focus on the Big Four Construction Hazards – falls, electrocution, caught-in and struck-by.

Is steel construction Safe?

Offsite fabrication of components and rapid on site assembly by skilled personnel make steel an inherently safe construction material. Industry surveys consistently demonstrate that steel is the safest material choice.

How much does it cost to attend a course?

Please contact us for information on prices.

How do I order this course from BEC?

This is simple, you can either make your booking or enquiry online, or call us on  02 552 2500, where our training advisors will advice you on the training solutions we offer.

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