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This course is aimed at workers who will WORK on hanging scaffolds. They are scaffolds that hang from the ceiling on the outside of the building.
NOTE: This license does not allow the assembly or disassembly of scaffolds.
Proper safety procedures must be followed to avoid serious injury when working above ground. Before a worker uses suspended scaffolds, they must be trained on OSHA safety rules and procedures. Use this training course to enforce procedures every worker should know to work safely on suspended scaffolds.
Through this course, workers learn the correct techniques for scaffold assembly and disassembly, the correct use and placement of scaffolds, how to handle materials while working on the scaffold, and fall prevention and protection. This course looks at different suspension devices, as well as the importance of guardrails and personal fall arrest systems (PFA). Your employees will learn safe work practices, such as: inspecting the scaffold and its components before each use, keeping the scaffold clear of debris, and taking precautions when arriving at the work area.
Protection is a top priority when working with suspended scaffolds. Use this course to reinforce the importance of safety procedures and awareness when using this type of scaffold.
During this 16-hour course, students will receive an overview of OSHA and DOB suspended scaffolding policies, procedures, and standards, with a special emphasis on the recognition and prevention of hazardous conditions. Some topics will include instructions on how to visually inspect suspended scaffold equipment, basic scaffold components, and methods of assembling / disassembling them. Students will also participate in hands-on exercises in which they will be responsible for presenting, building, and using various scaffolding and rigging applications.
At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
• Identify suspended scaffolding systems and their essential components.Duration: 16 hours
• Identify the most common dangers of suspended scaffolds
• Explain how to prevent exposure to suspended scaffold hazards.
• Identify the NYC Building Dept. and OSHA regulations pertaining to the design and use of scaffolds.
• Inspect and properly connect the personal fall arrest system used by workers
• Apply various knots and hitches to lifting and fall protection scenarios
• Assemble the block and rigging for a light duty fiber rope scaffold
• Construct the wire rope termination to hoist the rope on suspended scaffolds.