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Scaffold Erection Guidelines for Construction

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Course ID: MOOD117
Level: Intermediate
Duration: 0 Hours 30 Minutes
Language: English

The construction industry is full of nuances that require employees and employers alike to have specific job site safety knowledge and skills. This is especially true when it comes to projects that involve erecting scaffolds, as the machinery and circumstances involved present a unique set of challenges and risks. In our online Scaffold Erection Guidelines for Construction course, you’ll receive industry-leading scaffold erection training designed to promote job site safety when working with or around scaffolds.

An intermediate safety course, Scaffold Erection Guidelines for Construction covers pertinent topics to ensure safe practices while using scaffolds on the job site. These include:

  • An introduction to scaffold erection and structure, associated risks, and safety considerations
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations for scaffold use on the job site
  • Best practices for installing, inspecting, using, and dismantling scaffolds and related components
  • An overview of laminated veneer lumber (LVL), including its properties and risks
  • Methods for effectively reinstalling necessary supports, ties, and/or bracing before dismantling
  • How to prevent fatal falls and other injuries or illnesses during scaffold erection projects
  • An explanation of the role of a competent person concerning erecting scaffolds
  • How to identify and correctly wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for scaffold erection, including fall arrest equipment
  • The role of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)


By the end of this 30-minute scaffold erection training session, you’ll know how to work safely when erecting scaffolds or working around them, as well as how to protect yourself from the risks covered by the course.

Scaffold Erection Guidelines for Construction is intended for all members of the construction workforce, including workers, managers, supervisors, and employers. If you are located in New York City, we also recommend our course called NYC SCA-201 4-Hour Supported Scaffolding User & Refresher for Construction, which details specific challenges and risks of working with supported scaffolds in this area.

If you have any concerns as to whether this course is appropriate for you or your industry, please browse our full selection of Online Courses and Safety Packs, call 800-971-1080, or Contact Us online.

Participants benefit from our Scaffold Erection Guidelines for Construction course in several ways. For one, it takes only 30 minutes to complete, meaning you can easily fit it into your busy schedule. It’s also available online, allowing you to complete it on a compatible device wherever you have access to the internet. But above all, you’ll come away with the knowledge to work safely with and around scaffolds at the job site, helping to protect yourself and your coworkers from the hazards covered by this course.


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