Safe Scaffold Erection and Inspection

Course Introduction

An estimated 2.3 million construction workers, or 65 percent of the construction industry, work on scaffolds frequently. Protecting these workers from scaffold-related accidents would prevent 4,500 injuries and 50 deaths every year, at a savings for American employers of $90 million in workdays not lost.

Unsafe scaffolding procedures can cause accidents, serious injuries and even death. Accidents involving scaffolding mainly involve:

  • workers falling
  • incorrect operating procedures
  • environmental conditions
  •  falling materials

This course discusses the general requirements of scaffold safety as well as the components, erection, use and dismantling of supported and suspended scaffolds. It details more specific guidelines for safely erecting, using, and dismantling each type of scaffold. It also describes important guidelines for conducting safety inspections of supported and suspended scaffolds.

Key Topics

  • Scaffold Components
  •  Scaffold Erection Guidelines
  • Scaffold Access, Egress, and Use
  •  Safe Ladder Practices
  • Scaffold Dismantling, Maintenance, and Storage
  •  Inspecting Scaffolds
  • Tube and Coupler Scaffolds
  •  Mobile Scaffolds
  • Single and Double Pole Scaffolds
  •  Bricklayer's Square
  • Form and Carpenter Bracket Scaffolds
  •  Roof Bracket Scaffolds
  • Pump Jack, Ladder Jack, and Window Jack Scaffolds
  • Outrigger Scaffolds
  •  Horse Scaffolds
  •  Crawling Board
  • Step, Platform, and Trestle Ladder Scaffolds
  •  Large Area Scaffolds
  • Suspended Scaffolds
  •  Single-point Adjustable Scaffolds
  • Boatswain's Chair
  •  Catenary Scaffolds
  •  Float Scaffolds
  • Multi-point Adjustable Scaffolds
  •  Multi-level Suspended Scaffolds
  • Interior Hung Scaffolds
  •  Needle Beam Scaffolds

Target Audience

  • Employee
  •  Supervisor
  •  Manager
  •  Contractor