4- Hour Scaffold User

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: If renewing, student(s) must have previously taken of a 32 Hour Supported Scaffold Installer/Remover or 8 Hour Supported Scaffold Refresher course within the last 4 years. The expired or soon to be expired card must be presented prior to the start of the course. Student must also 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 Prindió al 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