Scaffolding Safety for Construction

Scaffolding Safety for Construction

Updated Jan 20, 2021

This lesson distinguishes the responsibilities of those employees who work on or near scaffolding to assemble, maintain, and operate all scaffolding systems and adhere to safety requirements.

• Define the role of a competent person related to scaffolding

• Recall the types of scaffolds commonly used on construction sites

• Identify the specifications of required scaffold assembly, maintenance, and operation

• Describe hazards associated with scaffolds and ways to prevent those hazards

• Recognize employer requirements to protect workers from scaffold hazards