Scaffold Safety OLE





 Scaffolding Safety Training presents an overview of safe work practices for erecting and using scaffolding. The course addresses the responsibilities of workplace parties, regulations, hazards of scaffolding, types of scaffolds, scaffold erection, fall protection, safety practices, inspection, and maintenance.

This course covers supported and suspended scaffolds. It does not cover mechanically elevated work platforms such as aerial lift platforms.

Who Needs Scaffolding Safety Learning?

Employees who may use scaffolds in their work.

Course Outline

Regulations and Responsibilities

  • OHS Act
  • Provincial, territorial, and federal legislation
  • Manufacturer recommendations
  • CSA Standards
  • Competent person
  • Training

Hazards of Scaffolding

  • Falls
  • Bad planking
  • Overturn, collapse
  • Electrical
  • Falling objects
  • Unsafe work practices

Types of Scaffolds

  • Scaffold definition
  • Supported scaffolds

Erecting Scaffolds

  • Follow safety regulations and manufacturer instructions
  • Selection
  • Base
  • Level, plumb, and square
  • Bracing
  • Stability
  • Platforms
  • Access

Fall Protection

  • Guardrails
  • Personal fall protection systems

Safe Work Practices

  • Safe access
  • Guardrail safety
  • PPE
  • Respect rated working load
  • Weather
  • Power line safety

Inspection and Maintenance

  • Inspect, maintain and repair per standards, regulations and manufacturer instructions
  • By supervisor or professional engineer or designee
  • Immediately replace broken or damaged parts
  • Keep log of inspections, repairs, and other items
  • Check before using and inspect regularly