Scaffolding Training Package

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Level 1

Scaffolding Awareness (3 Days):

Course Objective:

Scaffold awareness course is designed to make participants able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • The definition and various types of scaffolds.
  • Scaffold structure and components.
  • Recognizing the associated hazards with working on scaffolds and how to eliminate, reduce and control them.
  • Safe scaffold working procedures.

Scope:

This course covers the clarification of the requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1926.21(b)(2) as these relate to the hazards of work on scaffolds addressed by OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1926.454(a) which states that 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. This training shall include the following areas, as applicable: 

  • The nature of any electrical hazards, fall hazards and falling object hazards in the work area;
  • The correct procedures for dealing with electrical hazards and for erecting, maintaining, and disassembling the fall protection systems and falling object protection systems being used;
  • The proper use of the scaffold, and the proper handling of materials on the scaffold;
  • The maximum intended load and the load-carrying capacities of the scaffolds used.

Target Audience:

All staff personnel who perform work while on a scaffold.

Test:

A multiple-choice test is administered at the conclusion of the program. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with participant to ensure understanding before completion of course.

Course material:

All participants are issued a Training Manual (Student Guide).

Course completion certificate:

Program participants who successfully complete the course are issued a certificate of completion.

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Level 2

Scaffolding Competent Person (5 Days):

Course Objective:

Scaffold Competent Person course is designed to make participants able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • The types of scaffolding systems and how to determine what type of scaffolding system is applicable to the work being performed.
  • The regulatory requirements and standards associated with scaffolding work.
  • Identification and assessments of the hazards associated with scaffold operations.
  • Supervision of the erection, repairing, and inspection of scaffold systems.
  • The major items to consider when performing a scaffold inspection.
  • Identification of various scaffold check points & safety considerations.
  • Calculation of expected loads on supported scaffolds.
  • Provision of fall protection and falling object protection.

Scope:

This course covers the clarification of the requirements of OSHA 29 CFR 1926.21(b)(2) as these relate to the hazards of work on scaffolds addressed by OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1926.454(b) which states that The employer shall have each employee who is involved in erecting, disassembling, moving, operating, repairing, maintaining, or inspecting a scaffold trained by a competent person to recognize any hazards associated with the work in question. This training shall include the following topics, as applicable:

  • The nature of scaffold hazards;
  • The correct procedures for erecting, disassembling, moving, operating, repairing, inspecting, and maintaining the type of scaffold in question;
  • The design criteria, maximum intended load-carrying capacity and intended use of the scaffold;

Target Audience:

All staff personnel who is involved in erecting, disassembling, moving, operating, repairing, maintaining, or inspecting a scaffold

Test:

A multiple-choice test is administered at the conclusion of the program. Incorrectly answered questions will be reviewed with participant to ensure understanding before completion of course.

Course material:

All participants are issued a Training Manual (Student Guide).

Course completion certificate:

Program participants who successfully complete the course are issued a certificate of completion.