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Construction Scaffolding Safety

Online Training Certification Course

29 CFR 1926.450 Subpart L

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An estimated 65 percent of construction industry workers (around 2.3 million people) work on construction scaffolding. Both scaffold assemblers and workers must complete safety training to minimize the risk of injury or death when working on a scaffold.

This OSHA scaffold training course details applicable regulations, specific requirements for different types of scaffolds, and the risks associated with working on these temporary structures. Course content also includes hazard identification, control, and best practices for safe working conditions.

This course is for:
This OSHA scaffolding certification course is designed for anyone who works on or around scaffolds, including personnel involved in assembling, disassembling, moving, operating, repairing, maintaining, and/or inspecting scaffolds. Safety training may help prevent serious injury in the workplace and save lives. This online certification course meets the requirements set forth by OSHA for construction scaffolding training.

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Case Study: 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.

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Governing Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, is charged with the enforcement of safety and health conditions of workers through the use of regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations. OSHA regulations are published in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part 1926 is designated for construction industry standards, which includes 1926 Subpart L, safety standards for scaffolds used in the construction industry.

What You'll Learn

    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
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    Exam

It will take a MINIMUM of 6 hours to complete this 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 than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Employers are responsible for training new personnel before assigning them to tasks that may expose them to hazards such as scaffolds and other temporary structures.

To ensure compliance with building scaffolding, safety training must be conducted whenever there are changes to the worksite, type of scaffolds, or falling object protections, as well as when the employer believes the employee lacks the necessary skill, understanding, or proficiency to work safely, per OSHA 29 CFR 1926.454. This scaffolding certification course meets these training requirements.

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

Shiloh K Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

Great experience

Robert J Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

Thorough course. I enjoyed it.

Keith B Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

Test was composed very well!

Carlos L Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

Bastante especificado y completo

Carlos G Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

Exelente información se explica todo aña perfección

Juan M Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

easy to understand and very helpful

Jefry M Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

Muy interesante y educativo

Roy A Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

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

Terry R Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

great course, lots of information, well explained

Paul W Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

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

Johnathan L Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

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

Richard C Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

Very informative made the test easy

Alma G Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

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!

Silvano S Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

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

Dennis R Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

A very clear and straight forward course.

David W Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

I loved this exam

Illyan H Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

Excellent course!!!

Tom D Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

Very helpful, easy to follow and understand

Adan R Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

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

Steven B Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

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

Ronnie S Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

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

William L Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

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

Anthony V Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

Was filled with great information, and very descriptive.

Illya A Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

Well done, information was solidly given.

Marco A Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

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

Miguel B Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

Very easy to understand and follow.

Lazaro M Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

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

George R Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

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

Robert H Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

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

Carlos M Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

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.

Valentin K Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

Very informative for safety.

Ranold L Verified
Construction Scaffolding Safety

Very informative and well laid out and easy to navigate.

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