Description: To use or work on a Suspended Scaffold in New York City, an Individual must successfully complete 16 hour of user training.
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.
- 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 Rope, Fall, Hoist, Block & Rigging Set-Ups & Procedures
- Lifelines, Rope & cable grabs
- Electric Motors, Controls & Cables
- Suspended 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.