Scaffold Safety


Scaffolding can give people an efficient and safe means to perform work. It also has many applications. Scaffolding is used in construction, alteration, routine maintenance, and renovation. When properly erected and maintained, scaffolding provides workers a safe access to work areas, level and stable working platforms, and temporary storage for tools and materials.

However, unsafe scaffolding procedures can cause accidents, serious injuries and even death. Accidents involving scaffolding mainly involve workers falling, incorrect operating procedures, environmental conditions, and falling materials.

This course will discuss the general requirements of scaffolding, the basic parts of a scaffold as well as the different types of scaffolding. It will show employees that planning ahead for the erection, use and dismantling of scaffolding can decrease the potential for accidents and injuries. It will discuss the precautions to prevent these serious accidents and protect workers against fall injures and death.

Key Topics

  • Scaffolding Basics
  •  Supported Scaffolds
  • Suspended Scaffolds
  • Aerial Lifts
  • Scaffolding Terms
  • Training Requirements
  • Types of Scaffolds
  • Competent Person
  • Fall Protection
  • Common Hazards in Scaffolding

Target Audience