It is estimated that over 2 million workers frequently use scaffolding in the construction field. Statistics show that the number of injuries from scaffold related accidents is an astounding 4,500 or more a year and deaths that occur from such accidents average more than 60 per year.
Two groups of workers are associated with scaffolds: those that erect and/or dismantle the scaffold and those that use the scaffold for work purposes. Each group has specific training requirements determined by OSHA. The need for a competent person and a qualified person is necessary when dealing with scaffolds.
Hazards associated with scaffolds include such things as falls from elevations, collapse of the scaffold, electrocution and other dangers. The purpose of this scaffold training is to provide your workers with a solid understanding of scaffolds hazards and safe practices to protect themselves and workers in the vicinity. (Click here for an additional OSHA resource on “A Guide to Scaffold Use in the Construction Industry”)
Scaffolding Safety Training Class Topic Overview:
- Competent Person
- Qualified Person
- Maximum Intended Load
- Personal Fall Arrest System
- Base Section
- Support Structure
- Fall Protection
Our easy-to-use video kit provides all the necessary materials for running successful training with minimal prep, including:
- 23 Minute Scaffold Safety Training Video
- Scaffolding Safety for Janitorial Services PowerPoint Presentation for classroom use
- OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1926 Subparts L compliant content
- Printable documents, including:
- Training outline
- Compliance Manual
- Completion Certificate & Wallet Cards / ID card
- Attendance Log / Sign-In Form
- Employee Quiz and Answer Key
- Scaffolding Safety supplemental documents
After this course, your staff will be familiar with the contents of Standard 29 CFR 1926 Subpart L on scaffolding safety. They should be able to apply their knowledge while working with or in the vicinity of scaffolds.
Who should take this course?
Anyone who works in construction, maintenance, or general industry where their job involves using scaffolds or working in their vicinity. This training course is suitable for new hires or as a refresher course, as well as for use to train the trainer.
The following are free previews of the Scaffold Safety videos: