4- Hour Scaffold User & Refresher

Description: This course will teach construction workers how to safely access and use a supported scaffold. Chapter 33 of the New York City (NYC) Building Code requires construction workers who work on any supported scaffold to complete this 4-hour User course every four-years. It is also a requirement for meeting the criteria of Local Law 196. This course also serves as a standard supported scaffold user course to be used in any jurisdiction. To use or work on a Supported Scaffold in New York City, an individual must successfully Complete 4 Hours or user training
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course, but students must be able to comprehend the language in which the course is scheduled for. 
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 supported scaffold
  • Supported Scaffold Accidents
  •  OSHA 1962 Overview
  • NYC Department of Buildings Overview
  • General principles of fall protection
  • Personal Protective Equipment & Fall Arrest Systems 
  • Supported Scaffold use
  • Supported Scaffold Inspections: Equipment & Hardware
  •  Emergency & Preparedness Procedures 
  • NYC Buildings Unsafe Condition (311) Notification Procedure 
  • NYC DOI/Buildings Integrity Training Contact Information Sheet  
  • Review Of all Training and Topics  

Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to understand the following:
  • List supported scaffold types and its major components
  • Identify the most common supported scaffold safety hazards
  • Protect themselves from supported scaffold safety hazards
  • Outline New York City Building Code supported scaffold safety requirements
  • Inspect supported scaffolds in accordance with federal and local safety regulations