Overview & Objectives
The construction industry is full of nuances that require employees and employers alike to have specific job site safety knowledge and skills. This is especially true when it comes to projects that involve erecting scaffolds, as the machinery and circumstances involved present a unique set of challenges and risks. In our online Scaffold Erection Guidelines for Construction course, you’ll receive industry-leading scaffold erection training designed to promote job site safety when working with or around scaffolds.
An intermediate safety course, Scaffold Erection Guidelines for Construction covers pertinent topics to ensure safe practices while using scaffolds on the job site. These include:
- An introduction to scaffold erection and structure, associated risks, and safety considerations
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations for scaffold use on the job site
- Best practices for installing, inspecting, using, and dismantling scaffolds and related components
- An overview of laminated veneer lumber (LVL), including its properties and risks
- Methods for effectively reinstalling necessary supports, ties, and/or bracing before dismantling
- How to prevent fatal falls and other injuries or illnesses during scaffold erection projects
- An explanation of the role of a competent person concerning erecting scaffolds
- How to identify and correctly wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for scaffold erection, including fall arrest equipment
- The role of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
By the end of this 30-minute scaffold erection training session, you’ll know how to work safely when erecting scaffolds or working around them, as well as how to protect yourself from the risks covered by the course.