16- Hour Suspended Scaffold User

To use or work on a Suspended Scaffold in New York City, an Individual must successfully complete 16 hour of user training.

There are no prerequisites for this training course. However, students must be able to communicate with the instructor in the language that the training is provided in.

Course Materials:
This course consists of several different components including a PowerPoint presentation, lecture, case studies, class discussions and hands on demonstrations. We will provide a student manual which will include all relevant written standards


  • Introduction to Suspended Scaffolds
  • Suspended Scaffold Accidents
  • OSHA 1926 Overview
  • NYC Construction Codes Overview
  • General Principles of Fall Protection
  • Personal Protective Equipment & Fall Arrest Systems
  • Suspended Scaffold Use
  • Hoist, Platform & Rigging Equipment
  • Maximum Intended Loads & Capacity 
  • Rope, Fall, Knot, Hitch Configuration & Connection
  • Wire Rope & Termination Techniques
  • Basic Rode, Fall, Hoist, Block & Rigging Set-ups &and Procedures 
  • Lifelines, Rode, & Cable Grabs
  • Electric Motors, Controls & CablesSuspended Scaffold Inspection: Equipment & Rigging Hardware 

Learning Outcomes: Student will be able to

  • Recognize and predict any unsafe conditions and acts as if it pertains to suspended scaffolding.
  • Know when to use the different types of knots, hitches, and connection on wire and fiber ropes.
  • Reeve and operate a block and tackle for light duty rope scaffolds.
  • Recognize and identify the proper fall protection equipment and hardware for use of a suspended scaffold.
  • Identify and relate to the NYC Building Code and OSHA Regulations and how they affect your operations
  • Recognize the risks of incident
  • React and assist in your own rescue.
  • Inspect and operate all safety features built-in or not to suspended scaffold equipment
  • Increase production by being knowledgeable of the equipment and how it operates.