Scaffold Safety – Suspended

Prerequisites: This course shall have no formal pre-requisite.

Course Length: 4 hours – Course length shall vary depending on the number of delegates. Total course time includes breaks.

Class Size: The maximum number of delegates that may be trained and tested per instructor shall be thirty-five (35) in the classroom session and twenty (20) in the practical session. A second instructor shall be added for the practical session once the participation exceeds twenty (20).

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Course Objective

  • Provide delegates assigned to work on or around scaffolds the necessary skills to safely perform their jobs.
  • Provide delegates with recommended practices and guidelines to perform safely while working with scaffolds.
  • Delegates should be able to demonstrate the necessary skills during practical examination and demonstrate knowledge during written examination.

Course Design

  • Power Point© / Lecture / Audio Video / Visual Aids
  • Practical Exercises

Successful Course Completion

  • Requires a minimum score of 75% or better.
  • Grades shall be calculated by dividing the number of questions answered correctly by the total number of exam questions.
  • Delegates will have no more than thirty (30) minutes to complete the exam.
  • Successful completion of practical session is mandatory.

Course Content Summary

  • Classroom
  • Practicals

Breaks: 10 minutes (approximately every hour)

Lunch: 1 Hour (if applicable)

Course Outline
About Suspended Scaffolds

  • General Uses
  • Regulations
  • Air Components
  • General Safety Guidelines

Safe Operations

  • General Equipment Specifications
  • Gross Lifting Capacities
  • Drum Capacities
  • Suspended Scaffold Transport
  • Suspended Scaffold Inspection
  • Work Platform
  • Guardrail System
  • Air System
    • Cubic Feet Per Minute
    • Pounds Per Square
    • Lubrication
    • Air Lines Connection/Security
  • Hoist System
    • Hoist Drum
    • Hoist Line
  • Hoist Brake
  • Wire Rope Inspection/Replacement
  • Suspended Scaffold Rigging
    • Anchorage Point
  • Suspended Scaffold Equipment
    • Elevations
    • Structural Features
    • Skill Level of Workers
    • Cable alignment
    • Transfer Cables
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Fall Protection

  • Personal Fall Arrest System Requirements
    • Harness
    • Lanyard
    • Anchor Point
      • Vertical Life Lines
      • Horizontal Life Lines
    • Connectors
  • Inspection of Gear
  • Protection from Falling Objects

Practical Session
Practical training shall utilize a suspended scaffold similar to the type the employee will utilize in the field.
Practical shall verify the following:

  • Select and wear appropriate PPE during practical training
  • Perform proper pre-use inspection of scaffold and equipment
  • Remove scaffold and associated tools/equipment from service if it is unsafe
  • Identify hazards associated with suspended scaffolds
  • React to unusual or emergency situations
  • Understand proper use of tools and equipment
  • Move material in a safe manner
  • Utilize proper fall protection
  • Determine safe suspended scaffold platform capacity
  • Safely set up and use of suspended scaffold
  • Secure materials for raising/lowering (rope knot application and usage)
  • Access/egress from suspended scaffold properly

Training Center Provided Material

  • PPE

Delegate Requirements

  • Suspended Scaffold (onsite)
  • Tools/Equipment

Reference Material / Documents
OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart L

  • Course ID #: MA081


May 24 2024


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