Scaffolding Safety

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  • Course Content
  • Requirements & Materials

Scaffolding Safety

Course Description

Gain an in depth overview of scaffolding safety. In this course, you will identify basic scaffold hazards and review OSHA’s scaffold standard, subpart L, in order to increase safety standards when using scaffolding. However, this course is not intended as training for erectors or dismantlers, nor will it certify competent persons or qualified persons.

Course Content


  • Proper scaffold design
  • Fall protection methods for erection/disassembly
  • Training requirements for erectors and competent persons


  • Inspection requirements
  • Methods of fall protection and falling object protection
  • Training requirements for scaffold users


  • Training requirements
  • Letters of interpretation affecting use


  • Set up, use, and inspection requirements
  • Fall protection methods


  • Requirements for other scaffolds such as tube and coupler, tank builder scaffolds, systems scaffolding, pumpjacks, and ladder jacks
Requirements & Materials

Important Information

Are you approved for VA Education Benefits?  The certificate program associated with this course, if offered in classrom format and on the Atlanta campus only, is approved for VA Education Benefits. Courses delivered in an online format or outside the Atlanta campus are not eligible for VA benefits. Details and eligible programs can be viewed from this link.

Session Details

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for scaffold users, foremen, superintendents, project engineers, job-site competent persons, job-site safety coordinators, and others involved in the construction industry.

OSHA professionals working on jobsite

What You Will Learn

  • Scaffold capacity and construction
  • Scaffold use and fall protection
  • Aerial and boom lifts
  • Suspended scaffolding
  • Specialty scaffolds
  • Scaffold requirements training
Occupational safety and health professionals collaborating on job site

How You Will Benefit

  • Recognize hazards and the causes commonly associated with work around scaffolds.
  • Be aware of common scaffold-related accidents.
  • Understand the general OSHA requirements for scaffold safety.
  • Understand the correct procedures and controls necessary to minimize the hazards.
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The solid OSHA curriculum, fueled with hands-on training, and a strong professional network builds you for a successful safety career.

- Rodrigues "Rocky" Smith
Safety Manager


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