Working on a construction site requires workers to handle, move, use, and dispose of the building materials utilized. Improper, inadequate, or unsafe handling of materials causes injuries and even death in many cases. Handling materials safely should be a primary goal of every worker on the site.
After completing this course, it should be possible to:
- Differentiate between various types of scaffolds and how and when each is used
- Explain the procedures and practices associated with scaffold assembly and disassembly
- Identify safe and unsafe scaffold use and access practices
- Describe the duties of the competent person as well as what she/he should be inspecting