Scaffold Safety Overview

Learning objectives

  • As a result of completing this lesson, the learner will be able to recognize common types of supported and suspended scaffolds, their basic design and construction requirements, and the basic hazards posed by scaffold work and their controls.

Course overview

The goal of this lesson is to enable learners to recognize basic types of supported and suspended scaffolds and their capacity requirements, their basic design and construction requirements, and the basic hazards posed by scaffold work and their controls.

  • 7 Minutes
  • English, Spanish
  • Mobile
Course Outline
  • Scaffold Safety Overview
Regulations
  • 29 CFR Part 1926, Subpart L, Scaffolds
  • 1926.451 - General Requirements
  • 1926.452 - Additional requirements applicable to specific types of scaffolds
  • 1926.454 - Scaffolds: Training Requirements
  • Appendix A - Scaffold Specifications
  • Appendix B - Criteria for determining the feasibility of providing safe access and fall protection for scaffold erectors and dismantlers
  • Appendix C - List of consensus standards: Scaffolds
  • Appendix D - Training topics for scaffolding erectors and dismantlers
  • Appendix E - Drawings and Illustrations
  • 29 CFR Part 1910, Subpart D, Walking and Working Surfaces
  • 1910.28 - Safety requirements for scaffolding
  • 1910.29 - Manually propelled ladder stands and scaffolds (towers)
  • Scaffolding & Access Industry Association (SAIA)
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI) A-10.8 (1988) Scaffold Safety Standard for Construction
  • ANSI/SSFI SC-100 (2005) Standard for Testing and Rating Scaffold Assemblies and Components
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