32- Hour Supported Scaffold Installer & Remover

As per NYC Local Law 52 of 2005, this course is required for workers installing, removing, or modifying supported scaffolds over 40 feet on Construction Sites in New York City. Instructors will demonstrate safe methods of installation, removal, and modification of different types of supported scaffolds using OSHA regulations, DOB standards and good work practice as a
guide. Upon course Completion students will be issued a wallet sized certification card.

Prerequisites: 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

  • General Overview of Scaffolding 
  • OSHA 1926
  • NYC Construction Codes Overview 
  • NYC Department Of buildings Overview 
  • General Principles of Fall protection 
  • Personal Protective Equipment & fall Arrest systems
  • Supported Scaffold Erection/Dismantling Planning
  • Supported Scaffold use 
  • Safety Checklist: Pre-Start, Erection & Dismantling 
  • Emergency Situations & Preparedness Procedures
  • Access & working platforms 
  • Foundation 
  • Guys, Ties & Braces
  • Erection & Dismantling Procedure 

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to understand the following:

  • Recognize supported scaffold related terminology and definitions
  • Identify causes of scaffolding accidents and prevention methods
  • Discuss differences between New York City Building Code and OSHA scaffolding regulations
  • Illustrate hazards related to installation/removing and use of supported scaffolds and how to control them
  • Develop a basic knowledge of how to safely install and remove supported scaffold equipment
  • Inspect supported scaffold components using methods learned