Scaffold Safety

Scaffolds are widely used throughout the industrial world for construction and maintenance, typically, to give employees access to heights ranging from a few feet to over several hundred feet.

What does this course cover?

  • Identify common types of supported and suspended scaffolds.

  • Identify who is qualified to design, construct, and inspect scaffolds.

  • Identify the key design and construction requirements for scaffolds, including the maximum intended load.

  • Identify the hazards posed by working on scaffolds, including instability or collapse, falls, being struck by falling objects, overloading, and electrocution.

  • Identify the requirements and controls that protect against falls, falling objects, and electrical hazards.

  • Identify conditions that prohibit scaffold use.

  • Identify inspection criteria for scaffolds.

What are the course takeaways?

  • Knowledge of scaffolding hazards and safety practices.

  • Certificate of Completion (immediately available for download and/or print).

  • Examination record available for employer.

Regulations – 

  • 29 CFR Part 1926, Subpart L, Scaffolds

  • 1926.451 – General Requirements

  • 1926.452 – Additional requirements applicable to specific types of scaffolds

  • 1926.454 – Scaffolds: Training Requirements

  • Appendix A – Scaffold Specifications

  • Appendix B – Criteria for determining the feasibility of providing safe access and fall protection for scaffold erectors and dismantlers

  • Appendix C – List of consensus standards: Scaffolds

  • Appendix D – Training topics for scaffolding erectors and dismantlers

  • Appendix E – Drawings and Illustrations

  • 29 CFR Part 1910, Subpart D, Walking and Working Surfaces

  • 1910.28 – Safety requirements for scaffolding

  • 1910.29 – Manually propelled ladder stands and scaffolds (towers)

  • Scaffolding & Access Industry Association (SAIA)

  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A-10.8 (1988) Scaffold Safety Standard for Construction

  • ANSI/SSFI SC-100 (2005) Standard for Testing and Rating Scaffold Assemblies and Components

Duration: 25 Minutes
Language: English
Price: $45

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