Scaffold Safety



Employers must have a “competent person” to determine the feasibility and safety of protection for employees erecting or dismantling supported scaffolds. Employers must protect employees from scaffold related hazards such as falls, falling objects structural instabilities, electrocution, or overloading.

Topics Include:
  • General Requirements & Definitions
  • Fall Protection & Falling
  • Object Projection
  • Scaffold Platforms
  • Safe Access Requirements
  • Proper Scaffold Use & Load Capacity
  • Employers Duties & Responsibilities
  • Training Requirements
  • Scaffold Capacity
  • Inspection Requirements
  • Safe Work Practices
  • Understand the purpose of the scaffolding standard
  • Describe the OSHA general requirements for scaffolds & understand OSHA definitions regarding scaffolding
  • Describe the OSHA specific requirements for support & suspended scaffolding
  • Be able to identify & recognize hazards associated with scaffolds

Note: this class is not currently offered as an open enrollment public class. Please call us for information on holding this class at your site. 

Please also see the OSHA 3085 Principles of Scaffolding along with the Scaffold Trainer course which educates participants on training about all aspects of 29 CFR 1926.450 Subpart L Scaffolds.

This course is currently closed. For additional options, please contact us at 800-875-4770.