Shrink Wrap Training

By training your own shrink wrap installation team you will be able to bring this service ‘in-house’ and carry out shrink wrap installation jobs using your own labour. Because a shrink wrapped scaffolding looks very different to traditional sheeting, it can also help to differentiate your company from competitors.

All Rhino shrink wrap training courses are carried out by our own shrink wrap installation engineers. We do this so we can provide your teams with the practical real world skills they need to be successful.

How do you carry out scaffold shrink wrap training?

The first type of scaffold shrink wrap training course is usually carried out on a small training structure that is erected in the scaffolders or contractors yard. This gives the scaffolders the ability to learn the skills in a controlled environment where they can learn the basic skills needed to install shrink wrap sheeting for scaffolding without worrying about making mistakes such as burning a hole in the shrink wrap sheeting.

The second type of training course is usually carried out once the scaffolder has acquired the basic skills needed to hang, weld and shrink the sheeting. This type of training is carried out on a ‘live’ project and should be carried out by the trainees with the support and backup of the trainer.

We can arrange training for groups of any size and at any location worldwide. Although we provide mostly training in scaffold wrapping, we can also provide training in boat shrink wrapping and industrial shrink wrapping.

Training Option 1 

At Our Site 

This is a 1⁄2 day (approx. 3-4 hours) course, suitable for 1-4 people on our training structure. We cover everything you need to know and you get lots of ‘hands on’ practice.

Courses typically run from 8am until 12 noon with a break at 10am for tea and some hot food! However, we can adjust timings to suit. 

Training Option 2 

At Your Site 

This is a 1⁄2 day (approx. 3-4 hours) course, suitable for 1-4 people on a training stricture built at your yard. We cover everything you need to know and you get lots of ‘hands on’ practice.

Courses typically run from 8am until 12 noon, however we can adjust timings to suit.

Training Option 3 

On Site Project Support

Once the initial shrink wrap training session has been completed, we can supply two experienced shrink wrap installers to work alongside 1-4 members of your team for up to 8 hours. *Materials not included*

This is only an ‘advanced option’ if you’d like further training whilst completing your first project.

Training Option 4

Virtual Training

This is a dedicated training session run at a time to suit you (whatever your country or time zone!) 

Simply watch the live session and ask questions or build a training structure and get hands on as you wrap your structure alongside us. *Materials not included*

Training – Topics Covered

  • Theory

    Equipment (Heat gun) familiarisation – Pre start checks. Connecting and disconnecting the gun, hose and regulator. Safe use of propane gas and handling of gas cylinders. Materials familiarisation – shrink wrap, patch tape, clips etc.
    Personal safety – PPE, safe use of heat gun and fire prevention.
    Shrink wrapping scaffold structures – weather conditions, setting up the scaffold structure for best results, wrapping side elevations, wrapping temporary roofs.

  • Practical Skills

    Welding & shrinking scaffolding wrap.
    Repairing holes by patching / welding.
    In the practical session our trainer demonstrates each skill and then each trainee practices. The training structure is wrapped and then stripped. Finally, working in two teams, the operatives are assessed as they shrink wrap the training structure.

  • Follow up on site support

    After initial scaffold shrink wrap training we can work alongside your teams on your first or second job for a period of time to ensure that the shrink wrapping skills and competencies are second nature.

    We have created a series of videos and free guides for you to download here.

Training: Frequently Asked Questions


We can provide training on a temporary structure at your yard / premises or on a ‘live’ job. We now have a *NEW* indoor training facility located next to our offices and can also offer live virtual training sessions if those options aren’t suitable. No classroom is required as the course is based mainly on assessment of practical skills.

How many scaffolders can you train?

We find a ratio of 4 trainees to one trainer is ideal but up to 6 is OK.

How long does scaffold wrap training last?

An initial training session on a small scaffolding structure at your site for a team of 4 will typically last 4-6 hours. ‘Live job’ training generally lasts longer and may be a full day depending on your requirements.


Do you issue a certificate?

Certification is based on a practical assessment of shrink wrapping skills by our trainer and a short multiple choice test. This practical assessment and scoring is the system we use for training our own installation teams. Once completed, we provide copies of these records and certificates so that you can provide evidence of the competencies of your team to your customers.

How much does a training session cost?

Recently, we have expanded our training options to 4 different suitable methods for training to suit any needs:

Option 1: Using our indoor training facility at our site. It is a half day course suitable for up to 4 people, costing just £695 on our pre-built training structure located in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire.

Option 2: Using a simple scaffold shrink wrap training structure at your site. Also a half day course, suitable for 4 people costing £895 for any mainland UK location.

Option 3: An advanced or ‘on site support’ training course. This includes us supplying two experienced shrink wrap installers to work alongside 1-4 members of your team, on a ‘live’ project. This is suitable when you need training on the go, costing just £995 for any mainland UK location.

Option 4: Live stream ‘Virtual’ Training. This is a dedicated session at a time to suit you, whatever country or time zone. You can ask as many questions as you need, whilst having a go at your own training structure costing just £495.

Costs for training outside of mainland UK are calculated on an individual basis dependant on location and all prices shown above are excluding VAT.

Can you train on a live scaffolding job?

We can supply an individual trainer or a small team to work alongside your team on a ‘live’ job which means that your team receive training and the knowledge to start working independently.

Do you just offer training for scaffold shrink wrapping?

No, we have a lot of experience shrink wrapping industrial products and boats and can provide training for you in this area. For more information on boat and industrial shrink wrapping contact us here.

I am not based in the UK, can you still provide training?

We work with customers from all over the world and regularly provide shrink wrap training outside of the UK. Let us know, where, when and how many and we will get back to you with costs immediately.


Is shrink wrapping difficult?

Welding and shrinking are the two main skills required to carry out almost any scaffold encapsulation and containment job. These skills can be taught in an hour or two. The challenge of shrink wrapping (and also the benefit) is that because it is so versatile – it can be used on the roofs / sides of any shape and any sized scaffold, every project is a little different and ‘custom’.

Therefore, it is one of those skills that develops with practice and experience to a variety of projects over time. That is why our trainers are time served members of our own installation teams so they can impart valuable real life knowledge to your teams and not just the theory.

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