OSHA Requirements 1926.454

Employees who perform work while on a scaffold must be trained to recognize the hazards associated with the type of scaffold being used and to understand the procedures to control or minimize those hazards.

A scaffold is defined as any temporary elevated work platform (supported or suspended) and its supporting structure used for supporting employees, materials or both. Scaffolds history takes us back to Ancient Egypt where some of the most marvelous structures were erected such as the pyramids and statues. Early scaffolding was made of wood and secured with rope knots. In the 20th century we use metal tubes made from steel and aluminum. The main difference between the two is that steel tubes weight is about three times more than aluminum.

Course Overview
Attendees will be shown how to recognize scaffold hazards through classroom learning and hands-on scaffold erection and inspection of scaffolds and varies scaffold components.

Duration
1 day

Prerequisites
Scaffold User

Target Audience
This course is designed for employees, supervisors and foremen who have to erect scaffolds and oversee scaffold operations.

Certification & Revalidation
A written exam is administered to evaluate student retention of information. Successful candidates will receive a certificate upon completion. Revalidation is required as per industry demand.

Course Content
The syllabus focuses on:

  • Types of access Scaffolds
  • Standards and Regulations
  • General Requirements When Planning a Job
  • Procedure for Load Calculation
  • Foundation Requirements
  • Platforms and Platform Materials
  • Scaffold Erection and Dismantling Procedures
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • Scaffold Inspection Requirements
  • Practical Session - Erecting and Dismantling of Scaffold

Venue
This course is delivered in Houston, TX

Items to Bring
Photographic ID

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