Scaffolding Training and Awareness Course

Hours: 4/8/16 Hours


29 CFR §1926.454(a)

This safety awareness course will review the state and federal safety standards for scaffold users and scaffold erectors. Discussion will include types of scaffolds, the basics of setting up a scaffold system, and how to prevent potentially hazardous situations.

Workshop: If scaffolding is available, students will work as a team to plan, assemble, and inspect a scaffolding system. (4, 8 or 16 hours)

Note: The client must provide the scaffolding for hands-on training.


  • Types of Scaffolds
  • Scaffold Regulations
  • Basic Requirements
  • Scaffold Loads
  • Inspections
  • Electrical Hazards / Protection
  • Falling Object Hazards / Protection
  • Fall hazards / Protection
  • Specific Requirements (Metal / Rolling / Greenbed)
  • Permit Requirements

Key Definitions

Scaffold: Any temporary elevated platform (supported or suspended) and its supporting structure (including points of anchorage) used for supporting employees and/or materials.

Qualified Person: One who, by possession of a recognized degree, certificate, or professional standing or who by extensive knowledge, training and experience, has successfully demonstrated his/her ability to solve or resolve problems related to the subject matter, the work, or the project.

Competent Person: One who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or work condition which are unsanitary, hazardous or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.

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