Supported Scaffold Training

Supported Scaffold Training is an intensive course for developing the skills and knowledge needed to train employees to perform the duties of scaffold competent persons. The purpose of this eight-hour program is to supported scaffold training 1provide you with skills and knowledge needed to perform your duties as a competent person. This includes safely erecting, inspecting, and dismantling commonly-used supported scaffolds.

Scaffold safety competent persons are designated by the employer to identify hazards and take corrective action. They also ensure compliance with the location’s scaffold safety policies and procedures.

Supported Scaffold training course materials reflect applicable Federal and state OSHA regulations.

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Supported Scaffold Training : Competent Person


At the completion of this program you should be able to:

  1. Define and list the OSHA requirements for supported frame scaffolding.
  2. Calculate expected loads on supported scaffolds.
  3. Erect, dismantle and access supported scaffolds.
  4. Perform scaffold and scaffold component inspections.
  5. Supervise workers who assemble, disassemble, or work on scaffolds.
  6. Provide fall protection and falling object protection.


Overview of Scaffold Safety

  • Course Outline and Objectives
  • Scaffold Basics
  • Falling and Falling Object Hazards
  • Types of Scaffolds

Regulation Overview

  • 29 CFR Subpart L
  • Competent and Qualified Persons

Supported Scaffold Requirements

  • Capacity
  • Construction
  • Stabilizing
  • Footings and Foundations
  • Assembly
  • Inspection

Scaffold Access

  • Direct Access
  • Ladders
  • Scaffold Access Frames
  • Access During Erection/Dismantling

Scaffold Use

  • Electrical Clearance
  • Weather
  • Fall Protection
  • Falling Object Protection
  • Ladders

Supported Scaffold Training can be taught at your location (request a quote).

Jim Johnson June 29, 2016
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