8 Hour Suspended Scaffold User Refresher

Description: As per 3314.4.5.4 of the 2014 NYC Construction Codes, this 8-Hour Suspended Scaffold User Refresher course is required every four years by the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) to use or work on suspended scaffolds in New York City. Successful completion of this 8-hour refresher course is a requirement for any individual who installs, adjusts, repairs, maintains, uses, inspects or removes suspended scaffold and has completed the 16-Hour suspended scaffold user and refresher training course OR who possesses a valid challenge examination certificate issued prior to January 1, 2014, beginning from the enactment of this code on January 1, 2015. 

Prerequisites: Proof of 16-hour Suspended Scaffold User must be provided in order to take this course. 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:

• Identify suspended scaffold systems & their essential components
• Identify the most common suspended scaffold hazards
• Explain how to prevent exposure to suspended scaffold hazards
• Identify New York City Department of Buildings and OSHA regulations that pertain to scaffold design & use. 
• Demonstrate ability to properly inspect and attach personal fall arrest system used by suspended scaffold workers
• Apply various knots and hitches to hoisting and fall protection scenarios
• Assemble block and tackle for a fiber rope light duty scaffold
• Construct the wire rope termination for hoisting rope on suspended scaffolds.