Supported Scaffolding Training – [Complete Video Package]


Working high off the ground can be a recipe for disaster. It’s no wonder that there are 10,000 scaffolding-related accidents each year. For this reason, OSHA has stringent training requirements to ensure that workers in charge of using these platforms are well-trained and informed. 

Our OSHA Supported Scaffolding Training course is designed to give employees an in-depth look at constructing and using scaffolds safely. It discusses the OSHA regulations for training in this critical area, so you can rest assured that workers on your team are getting the best training possible.

Supported Scaffolding Training Topics Covered:

  • What is a “supported” scaffold, and how does it work?
  • How many employees are killed each year while working on supported scaffolding? (There are more than 50 workers killed each year)
  • What are the different parts of a scaffold? (Poles, legs, posts, and frames)
  • What are the OSHA rules surrounding the use of job site scaffolds? (One requirement for a “competent person” to be present)
  • How does OSHA define a competent person for scaffolds, and what are that person’s duties and responsibilities? 
    • The competent person designs the scaffold and determines how it will be used on the job site
    • They will supervise the construction of the scaffold
    • They will make sure that all safety requirements are met with both the scaffold and the workers using it
    • They will also take care of any problems that come up with the scaffolding during the time the scaffold is erected
  • What does OSHA say is required for employees how to use a scaffold to know?  (They must be trained in fall protection, and they need to be trained on where to place the scaffolding as well as how to assemble and disassemble it)
  • What are some best practices and safety tips for employees who are working on a scaffold? (Tools and other equipment should be put away when not in use, all trash and other debris should be moved off the scaffold as quickly as possible, and workers should avoid bringing too many work materials up on the scaffold)
  • How does supported scaffolding differ from suspended scaffolding?
  • How does OSHA scaffold certification work?
  • What are the key steps in scaffold erection and dismantling?
  • How does OSHA define the proper placement of a supported scaffold? (the area beneath the scaffold should be sound, rigid, and capable of carrying the maximum intended load)
  • How does OSHA calculate the “maximum intended load?”  (the competent person would determine the combined weight of all work materials, including tools, work materials, and the people standing on the scaffold)
  • What are metal mud sills used for?

Scaffolding Training – Additional Topics Discussed:

  • What are screw jacks, and how are they used?
  • When should the wood planks that workers stand on be inspected? (When the scaffold is built and at the beginning of each day)
  • Why fall protection training is so important and is naturally part of any scaffold safety training
  • How far should planks hang over the putlogs? (6 to 12 inches)
  • Per OSHA, who can inspect a scaffold? (the only person that can inspect a scaffold is a “competent person”)
  • How wide does OSHA mandate that the width of the platforms be? (18 inches wide is a best practice, but the competent person can allow 12-inch platforms if the space is limited)
  • When do guard rails need to be installed?
  • When are workers required to wear personal fall protection gear?
  • What is the role of ladders when getting on top of a scaffold?
  • What are stairway towers, and when are they used?
  • When are workers required to use a Personal Fall Arrest System or PFA? (if the platforms are at least 10 feet above ground)
  • How are Personal Fall Arrest systems designed? (they are meant to prevent an injury if the employee falls.  They usually consist of a full-body harness connected to a lanyard)
  • What are the lanyards connected to? (A lifeline, deceleration device, or anchored to the scaffold itself)
  • What are the requirements and benefits of toeboards, screens, or debris nets?
  • and much more…

If your employee works on Supported Scaffolds, you must provide the training needed to stay safe, prevent falls, and reduce injuries. Also, OSHA mandates that this training be provided on an ongoing basis.  This Supported Scaffold Training will give your workers the information they need.  The training is available in English or Spanish and comes on a  USB Stick or DVD.

Scaffolding Safety Training – Full Length Video Preview:

All of our training videos include the following additional resources:

1) A Leader’s Guide

The person giving the training can use the Guide to help facilitate the training and provide additional verbal support to the video. It also includes a sample outline for the training session along with the highlights of the course.

2) An Employee Quiz

Important to be able to test your trainees to make sure they understand and comprehend the training course they just watched.  This is also good for employer documentation for safety training of employees.

3) Answer Key to the Quiz

Ensures the questions are being answered correctly.

4) An Attendance Sheet

Allows you to keep track of who was trained, when the training occurred, who was the instructor, etc. Excellent documentation to prove your training requirements are in order.

5) A Printable “Certificate of Completion”

Allows you to give one to each employee who attends the safety training session.  Can also be kept in an employee file for training documentation.

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