Scaffolding Safety , OSHA 1910.27

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The Scaffolding course follows the OSHA standard, which sets performance-based criteria to protect employees from scaffold-related hazards, such as falls, falling objects, structural instability, electrocution, or overloading. It also addresses training and various types of scaffolds, as well as falling object protection, ladders, weather conditions, aerial lifts and stilts. In addition, it allows employers more flexibility when using protective systems for workers on scaffolding.

The Scaffolding course help trainees develop an understanding of scaffold components, forms of construction and inspection procedures of basic access scaffolds.



By the end of Scaffolding course participants will be able to:

  • State types of scaffolds and describe their main characteristics.
  • List main hazards of working on scaffolds.
  • Describe methods of hazard prevention.
  • Identify essential elements of safe scaffold construction.
  • Identify the fall protection systems.
  • Describe safe working procedures.
  • Discuss the proper use of the scaffold and the proper handling of materials on the scaffold.



This course covers:

  • Scaffold components.
  • Working at heights (Scaffold specific).
  • PPE.
  • Safe systems of work.


Target Audience:

All staff working on scaffolds are required to attend this training.



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


Course Materials:

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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