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OSHA Construction Scaffolding

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Online Training Certification Course 29 CFR 1926.450 Subpart L Scaffolds

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This course covers the OSHA Safety Standards for Scaffolds used in the Construction Industry standard (1926 subpart L) is targeted to employees of organizations that must use or erect and or dismantle different types of scaffolding utilized in the construction industry. The approach of this course is to cover hazard identification, control, and checklists for specific types of scaffolds.

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What are the governing regulations?
This online construction scaffold safety training and certification course follows the regulations set forth in OSHA 29 CFR § 1926 Subpart L Scaffolds Safety Standards for Scaffolds Used in the Construction Industry.

Who must take this training?
OSHA 29 CFR § 1926.454 Training requirements states: This section supplements and clarifies the requirements of § 1926.21(b)(2) as these relate to the hazards of work on scaffolds.

(a) The employer shall have each employee who performs work while on a scaffold trained by a person qualified in the subject matter to recognize the hazards associated with the type of scaffold being used and to understand the procedures to control or minimize those hazards.

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Click to Learn More What are the consequences of not training?

Case Study 1: Falling Object Hazard. In June 2017, Employee no. 1 and Coworker no. 1, employed by a construction subcontractor in Torrance, California, were constructing a cinder block addition to an existing building. Employee no. 1 was pushing a wheelbarrow and cleaning the area under and around the scaffold. Coworker no. 1 was working on the scaffold. Coworker no. 1 knocked a cinder block from a pallet on the scaffold. The cinder block, which weighed approximately 30 pounds, fell 20 feet, struck Employee no. 1's head, and broke upon impact. Employee no. 1 lost consciousness, and a scalp laceration caused significant blood loss. Emergency services were called, and Employee no. 1 was transported to the hospital, where he subsequently died from the severity of his injury.

Click to Learn More What people are saying about this course.

Excelente informacion. El empleador debe refrescar los Peligros y riesgos que se corren a diario en una construccion
Roy A

great course, lots of information, well explained
Terry R

I really enjoyed the course and felt like I got alot out of it.
Paul W

Very good course learned a lot about different scaffolds I did not know before. And more safety tips on things to look for.
Johnathan L

Very informative made the test easy
Richard C

This was a really informational and educational course. I've taken other certification courses and they have not helped with retaining the information as much as this one did. Also the price is unbeatable! Never change!
Alma G

Es muy bueno..para nuestra propia seguridad y la de mis compaƱeros...ya que todos tenemos Familia que nos espera en casa
Silvano S

A very clear and straight forward course.
Dennis R

I loved this exam
David W

Excellent course!!!
Illyan H

Very helpful, easy to follow and understand
Tom D

Fue un entrenamiento exelente, y apredi mucho, gracias por sus clases.
Adan R

Very helpful and informative about construction and worksite safety all around.
Steven B

The knowledge of this course has made me more confident with my abilities to make other safe.
Ronnie S

This course was fun and easy to understand. I loved it!
William L

Was filled with great information, and very descriptive.
Anthony V

Well done, information was solidly given.
Illya A

Very helpful on various doubts and knowledge that I did not know.
Marco A

Very easy to understand and follow.
Miguel B

Un entrenamiento necesario y muy util para todos los que trabajamos con ese tipo de estructura. Agradesco esta oportunidad de haber pasado este examen.
Lazaro M

It really helped me with things & more knowledge with scaffolds.
George R

It was clear and was easier to follow along with since there was a transcript for every lesson.
Robert H

It's very helpful and a great learning experience also you get know the main things that come with construction such as safety safety of others and also how to put together and take down a scaffold. Very great learning experience.
Carlos M

Very informative for safety.
Valentin K

Very informative and well laid out and easy to navigate.
Ranold L

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Click to Learn More Course topics.

Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About this course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to OSHA Construction Scaffolding Safety Training
    • Regulations Governing Scaffolds
    • Key Terms and Definitions
  • Scaffold Platform Construction
    • Platform Coatings and Finishes
    • No Mixing of Dissimilar Scaffold Parts
  • Supported Scaffold Bracing
    • Supported Scaffold Foundations
    • Importance of Base Plates
    • Importance of Bracing
    • Removal of Bracing
    • Manufacturer Specifications for Bracing
    • Difference Between Scaffolding and Shoring
    • Inspection of Welded Tubular Frame Scaffolding
  • Suspension Scaffold Support Devices
    • Counterweights for Suspension Scaffolds
    • Outrigger Beams for Suspension Scaffolds
    • Suspension Scaffold Ropes
    • Wire Suspension Scaffold Ropes
    • Inspection of Suspension Scaffolding
    • Suspension Rope Inspection
    • Suspension Scaffold Hoists
  • Safe Access to Scaffolds
    • Stairway Access to Scaffolds
    • Access for Erectors and Dismantlers
  • Scaffold Load Capacity
    • Clearance Between Scaffolds and Power Lines
    • Welding Precautions When Working on Suspension Scaffolds
    • More Safety Guidelines for Scaffold Use
  • Fall Protection Introduction
    • Fall Protection Guidelines
    • Fall Protection for Scaffold Erectors and Dismantlers
    • Personal Fall Arrest System: Connectors
    • Personal Fall Arrest Systems: Lifelines
    • Personal Fall Arrest Systems: Anchorages
    • Personal Fall Arrest Systems: Stopping a Fall
    • Personal Fall Arrest Systems: Inspection and Use
    • Use of Scaffolds as an Anchorage for Personal Fall Arrest Systems
    • The Risks of Getting Distracted
    • Non-Mandatory Guidelines for Complying with PFAS Regulations
    • Test Methods for Personal Fall Arrest Systems
    • Employee Training for Personal Fall Arrest Systems
    • Suitable Anchorage Points
    • Distance Considerations
  • Fall Protection: Guardrails
    • Falling Object Protection
    • Canopies and Toeboards
  • Scaffold-Specific Safety Requirements
    • Pole Scaffolds
    • Tube and Coupler Scaffolds
    • Fabricated Frame Scaffolds
    • Bricklayers' Square Scaffolds
    • Horse Scaffolds
    • Form Scaffolds and Carpenters' Bracket Scaffolds
    • Roof Bracket Scaffolds
    • Outrigger Scaffolds
    • Pump Jack Scaffolds
    • Ladder Jack Scaffolds
    • Window Jack Scaffolds
    • Crawling Boards (Chicken Ladders)
    • Step, Platform, and Trestle Ladder Scaffolds
    • Single-Point Adjustable Suspension Scaffolds
    • Two-Point Adjustable Suspension Scaffolds
    • Multi-Point Adjustable Suspension Scaffolds
    • Catenary Scaffolds
    • Float (Ship) Scaffolds
    • Interior Hung Scaffolds
    • Needle Beam Scaffolds
    • Multi-Level Suspended Scaffolds
    • Mobile Scaffolds
  • Safety Training for Workers
    • Safety Training for Erectors and Inspectors
    • Retraining
    • The Role of Competent Persons in Scaffold Safety
    • The Role of Qualified Persons in Scaffold Safety
    • The Role of the Engineer in Scaffold Safety
  • Non-mandatory Guidance for Fulfilling OSHA Scaffolding Standards
    • Appendix A - Scaffold Specifications
    • Appendix A - Solid Sawn Wood and Allowable Spans
    • Appendix A - Fabricated Planks and Platforms
    • Appendix A - Guardrails
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Final Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

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

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

It will take a MINIMUM of 6 hours to complete this OSHA Construction Scaffold 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 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 How often is retraining or recertification required?

When the employer has reason to believe that an employee lacks the skill or understanding needed for safe work involving the erection, use or dismantling of scaffolds, the employer shall retrain each such employee so that the requisite proficiency is regained. Retraining is required in at least the following situations:
(1) Where changes at the worksite present a hazard about which an employee has not been previously trained; or
(2) Where changes in the types of scaffolds, fall protection, falling object protection, or other equipment present a hazard about which an employee has not been previously trained; or
(3) Where inadequacies in an affected employee's work involving scaffolds indicate that the employee has not retained the requisite proficiency.

It is our recommendation that workers be retrained at least every three years.

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

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

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.6 CEUs (or 6 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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