Scaffold Competent Person Training
Scaffold erection/scaffold training programs are now mandatory to ensure compliance with OSHA’s scaffolding standard.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is mandated by law to protect all working persons across the US. This is why they constantly develop federal standards for workplace safety in construction, shipyard, and general industry employment. Recently, the agency rolled out Safety Standards for Scaffolds Used in the Construction Industry—a rule that aims to protect workers in relation to their use of scaffolding structures in construction work.
Scaffolding hazards account for one of the highest-ranking dangers in construction sites. As a matter of fact, there is a significant number of scaffold-related fatalities on construction sites. OSHA’s scaffolding standard includes provisions that aim to reduce these fatalities and protect workers from the dangers of high-elevation worksite structures. These provisions include:
- fall arrest systems
- standard guardrail heights
- cross bracing requirements
- midrail standards, and
- the use of footings, platforms, and other support systems like guying ties and braces.
Scaffolds must also meet a standard capacity of at least 4 times the maximum intended load or higher for suspension rigging.
Scaffold erection/scaffold training is part of OSHA’s scaffold standard, including competent inspections and proper erecting/dismantling by a qualified/competent person.
Impact Safety offers certification and training classes for Scaffold Awareness, Scaffold Erection, and Scaffold Competent Person, according to OSHA standards.