An estimated 2.3 million construction workers, or 65 percent of the construction industry, work on scaffolds frequently. Protecting these workers from scaffold-related accidents would prevent 4,500 injuries and 50 deaths every year.

This course discusses the general requirements of scaffold safety as well as the components, erection, use and dismantling of supported and suspended scaffolds. It details more specific guidelines for safely erecting, using, and dismantling each type of scaffold. It also describes important guidelines for conducting safety inspections of supported and suspended scaffolds.

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Modules: 6
Hours: 5
Sectors: Construction


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  • Key Topics

    • Scaffold Components
    • Scaffold Erection Guidelines
    • Scaffold Access, Egress, and Use
    • Scaffold Dismantling
    • Maintenance, and Storage
    • Inspecting Scaffolds
    • Suspended, Single-Point, Two-Point Scaffolds
    • Boatswain's Charis, Catenary, Multiple-point, Multi-level Scaffolds
    • Float (Ship), Interior Hung, Needle Beam Scaffolds
    • Supported, Fabricated, Frame-supported Scaffolds
    • Tube and Coupler, Mobile, Pole Scaffolds
    • Carpenter's Bracket, Roof Bracket, Outrigger
    • Pump Jack, Ladder Jack, Window Jack, Horse
    • Bricklayer's Square, Step, Platform, Trestle Ladder
    • Plasterer's Decorators, and Large-area Scaffolds
  • Target Audience

    • Employee
    • Supervisor
    • Manager
    • Contractor