Scaffold Safety Training
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It is estimated that over 2 million workers frequently use scaffolding in the construction field. Statistics show that the number of injuries from scaffold related accidents is an astounding 4,500 or more a year and deaths that occur from such accidents average more than 60 per year. There are three types of scaffolds; supported scaffolds, suspended scaffolds and other scaffolds such as aerial and scissor lifts.
Two groups of workers are associated with scaffolds: those that erect and/or dismantle the scaffold and those that use the scaffold for work purposes. Each group has specific training requirements determined by OSHA. The need for a competent person and a qualified person is necessary when dealing with scaffolds.
Hazards associated with scaffolds include such things as falls from elevations, collapse of the scaffold, electrocution and other dangers. Proper training and understanding is necessary to keep you and those around you safe when dealing with scaffolds.
This training program will take approximately 30 minutes to finish and will address general OSHA guidelines for scaffold safety training. It will cover the following topics:
- Competent Person
- Qualified Person
- Maximum Intended Load
- Personal Fall Arrest System
- Competent & Qualified Person
- Base Section
- Support Structure
- Fall Protection