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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 course?
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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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
- 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
- Additional Resources
- Final Exam
Our OSHA Construction Scaffolding Safety course consists of content, graphics, audio, self check (non-scored) questions, and a final exam.
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.
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.
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.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable Construction Scaffolding Safety Training certificate and wallet card.
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.