Scaffolding Careers

Yard Manager / Yard Supervisor / Yard Foreman


The Yard Manager is a crucial role for a scaffolding firm. They are responsible for the overall organisation and efficiency of the yard and are therefore vital in embedding a culture of Health & Safety and Quality. The Yard Manager ensures the yard is clean, safe and compliant and will often double as a stock controller.


  • Checking loads for weights and the accuracy of loads against loading tickets, and ensuring only serviced and painted equipment has been loaded.
  • Yard stock checks and counts of materials ready for use.
  • Liaising with transport organisers concerning the supplying of materials and collection of materials from depot to depot.
  • Carry out and ensure yard timesheets are correctly completed.
  • Keep a check on yard personnel and any disciplinary matters.
  • Calling in skip companies for rubbish and scrap collection.
  • Ensuring ramping machines and forklifts are running safely.
  • Loading/unloading lorries to daily requirements.
  • Report all Accidents/Incidents/Near Misses/Complaints to H&S Department and Line Manager immediately.

Key skills

Responsible, physically fit, calm under pressure.

Application process

Apply directly to the company or through other traditional channels such as recruitment agencies (particularly specialist construction agencies), Jobcentre Plus, the National Careers Service, Job Boards (e.g. Indeed) or via advertisements in newspapers.

Yard Manager / Yard Supervisor / Yard Foreman

Expected salary

£25,000 but can be as high as £34,000.

Qualifications required

Forklift Truck Driver (FLT) licence is invaluable. Experience within scaffolding is beneficial although extensive experience within builders’ merchants and management of a warehouse can suffice.