Scaffold Safety Course


Falling from height is the most common reason for accidents and death in the construction industry.  Knowing how to work safely on scaffolds is a big part of protecting yourself from injury or death.  In a Bureau of Labor Statistics study, 72% of workers injured in scaffold accidents attributed the accident either to the planking or support giving way, or to the employee slipping or being struck by a falling object.  All of these can be controlled by compliance with the OSHA standard for scaffolding 29 CFR 1926.451, outlined in this course.  If you work, or are going to be working, in or around scaffolds and at height, then this scaffold course will provide you with a very nice introduction on how you can do this type of work safely.

E-Training’s Scaffold Safety Course will teach you appropriate scaffold construction methods which include: erecting, moving or altering scaffolds properly, and protecting from falling objects or tools.  The course includes information ensuring stable access on scaffolds and the hazards involved with scaffolds.  Inspection and fall protection are also discussed.

Looking for a more in-depth course on scaffold safety?  We also offer a Scaffolding Safety for the Competent Person course.


Who Should Take This Course?

This course is designed as an introductory, awareness level course, for any worker who will be working in or around scaffolding.  In most cases this will pertain to the construction or maintenance of buildings, but can also include any type of work being done at height, where the worker will need an elevated, flat surface.

This course will take 1-2 hours to complete and provides a certificate of completion immediately available for download.

Topics Covered Include

  • Guardrails
  • Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS)
  • Overhead Power Lines
  • Scaffold Construction
  • Platform Construction
  • Proper Access
  • Suspension Scaffolds
  • Moving Scaffolds