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Canada Scaffolding Training Course

OHS Online Training Certification

This course presents an overview of safe work practices when erecting or using scaffolding, which can be used in a variety of industries but is common in the construction industry. The course will cover the responsibilities of owners, supervisors, and operators. It will cover hazard awareness, types of scaffolds, scaffold erection, fall protection, general safe work practices, and inspections and maintenance.

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$39.95 per student

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$35.95 per student

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$32.95 per student

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$30.95 per student

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$29.95 per student

 
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Governing regulations.
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.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

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.

Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable Scaffolding Safety Training certificate and wallet card.

Click to Learn More How long do I have to complete this course?

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.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Click to Learn More Course format.

Our Canada OHS Scaffolding Safety course consists of content, graphics, audio, self check (non-scored) questions, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More Course synopsis.

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.

Click to Learn More Course topics.

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
    • Responsibilities-Employers
    • Responsibilities-Employees
  • 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
    • Bracing
    • Stability
    • Platforms
    • Platform Duty Ratings
    • Access
    • Suspension Scaffolds-Support
  • Fall Protection
    • Fall Protection Types
    • Passive Fall Protection
    • Guardrails
    • 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
    • Hoisting
    • Emergency Planning
  • Inspections and Maintenance
    • Inspection Before Use
    • Scaffold Status
    • Scaffold Tagging
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam
Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

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.

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