Scaffold Safety Overview

Learning objectives

  • Identify common types of supported and suspended scaffolds
  • Identify who is qualified to design, assemble, and inspect scaffolds
  • Identify the key design and assembly requirements for scaffolds, including the maximum intended load
  • Identify the hazards posed by working on scaffolds, including instability or collapse, falls, being struck by falling objects, overloading, and electrocution
  • Identify the requirements and controls that protect against falls, falling objects, and electrical hazards
  • Identify conditions that prohibit scaffold use
  • Identify inspection criteria for scaffolds

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 assembly requirements, and the basic hazards posed by scaffold work and their controls.
  • 9 minutes
  • Format: Online Interactive
  • English , Spanish
Course Outline
  • Scaffold Safety Overview
  • 229 CFR Part 1926, Subpart L, Scaffolds: 1926.451, 1926.452, 1926.454
  • 29 CFR Part 1926, Subpart L, Scaffolds: Appendices A - E
  • 29 CFR Part 1910, Subpart D, Walking and Working Surfaces: 1910.28, 1910.29
  • Scaffolding and 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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