Scaffolding systems are utilized throughout many industries.  There are many different types of scaffolds that workers may use at the workplace.   Each year many workers suffer fatal accidents when working from an elevated platform and thousands suffer serious injuries.  This course covers state & federal OSHA standards for scaffolds and is targeted to employees of organizations that use, erect or dismantle different types of scaffolding systems.  Course attendees will learn about hazard identification, controls, and appropriate inspection criteria for several types of scaffolds.

OSHA standards specify that when employees perform work on scaffolding systems, the employer shall ensure that those employees are properly trained by a Qualified Person.  This training must include specific subject matter related to the scaffolding systems being used.  Employees shall fully understand how to recognize the hazards and the procedures to control those hazards.

Topics addressed during this Scaffolding Safety course include:

  • OSHA standards
  • Types of scaffolds
  • Access & egress
  • Scaffolding hazards
  • Training requirements
  • Fall protection systems
  • Scaffold load capacities
  • Falling object protection
  • Scaffold users & erectors
  • Working around electricity
  • Scaffold platform construction
  • Competent & Qualified person(s)
  • Scaffold capacity, support & stability
  • Erection, maintaining & disassembly
  • Manufacture inspection, use & maintenance criteria

Course attendees must complete a written test.  Upon successful completion, attendees will receive a wallet certificate of completion wallet card valid for three (3) years. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure employees are properly trained by a qualified person on the design criteria, maximum intended load-carrying capacity of specific scaffolding systems & equipment prior to the commencement of work activities.

Refresher training may also be needed when:

  • There is an incident or a near miss
  • Conditions change in the workplace which could affect safety
  • Employee has been observed performing tasks in an unsafe manner
  • Significant time has passed, and the employee’s abilities may require retraining

Course: Scaffolding Safety
Course Duration: 4hrs
Certification Expiration: 3 years
Course Pricing & Special Rates: Contact us for course pricing and inquire about our special rates