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This online Scaffolding Safety training and certification course follows the regulations set forth in the OHS Safety Standards for Scaffolding, as well as Province and Territory specific regulations.
Who must take this course?
Scaffolds are a necessary feature in most construction work. Unfortunately, every year there are injuries and fatalities from the use of scaffolding. For this reason, safety training for each person working on or around scaffolding is critical to a safe worksite.
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It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this Canada OHS Scaffolding Safety Training online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable Scaffolding Safety Training certificate and wallet card.
We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course.
Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our Canada OHS Scaffolding Safety course consists of content, graphics, audio, self check (non-scored) questions, and a final exam.
This course is designed to help you achieve a greater understanding of the hazards involved in working scaffolds, as well as ways to keep yourself and coworkers safe. This course covers scaffolds supported on a surface, hung from multiple points, or mounted on wheels. It does not cover mechanically elevated work platforms, such as scissor lifts and aerial lift platforms.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- Introduction to Scaffolding Safety
- Key Terms
- Regulations and Standards
- Regulations and Standards-CSA
- Hazard Awareness and Training
- Fall, Overturn, and Collapse Hazards
- Electrical Hazards
- Electrical Charge
- Material Handling Hazards
- Training Requirements-General
- Training Requirements-Erectors
- Training Requirements-Users
- Re-training and Recordkeeping
- Types of Scaffolds
- Supported Scaffolds
- Suspension Scaffolds
- Scaffold Erection
- Scaffold Selection Criteria
- Foundation and Sills
- Level, Plumb, and Square
- Platform Duty Ratings
- Suspension Scaffolds-Support
- Fall Protection
- Fall Protection Types
- Passive Fall Protection
- Types of Guardrails
- Safety Nets
- Types of Safety Nets
- Active Fall Protection
- Personal Fall Protection Equipment Terms
- Travel Restraint System
- Fall Arrest System
- Fall Arrest System Equipment-Harness
- Fall Arrest System Equipment-Lanyards
- Fall Arrest System Equipment-Lifelines
- Fall Arrest System Equipment-Anchorage
- Safe Work Practices
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Emergency Planning
- Inspections and Maintenance
- Inspection Before Use
- Scaffold Status
- Scaffold Tagging
- Additional Resources
It is a good practice to re-train employees in any of the following circumstances:
- The employer has reason to believe a worker lacks the skill or knowledge to safely use, erect, or dismantle a scaffold
- Changes in the worksite that create new hazards
- Changes in the types of scaffolds or fall protection used
Another good practice is for employers to re-train their employees on a recurring basis, documented in their safety program.