Scaffold Safety

This online Scaffold Safety course will help you identify types of scaffolding, their associated risks, and their proper usage.

Course Overview

The goal of this lesson is to enable learners to recognize basic types of supported and suspended scaffolds and their capacity requirements; identify who is qualified to design, construct, and inspect scaffolds; recognize hazards posed by scaffold work, and identify requirements and safe practices for working safely from scaffolds.

Upon successful completion of this course, you should have a better understanding of how to identify:

  • Common types of supported and suspended scaffolds.
  • Who is qualified to design, construct, and inspect scaffolds.
  • Key design and construction requirements for scaffolds, including the maximum intended load.
  • Hazards posed by working on scaffolds, including instability or collapse, falls, being struck by falling objects, overloading, and electrocution.
  • Requirements and controls that protect against falls, falling objects, and electrical hazards.
  • Conditions that prohibit scaffold use.
  • Inspection criteria for scaffolds.

Course Topics

  • Introduction
  • Common Scaffold Types
  • Design, Construction, and Capacity Requirements
  • Scaffold Hazards and Controls