Per the 29 CFR 1926.454(a) employers shall have each employee who performs work while on a scaffold trained by a person qualified in the subject matter to recognize the hazards associated with the type of scaffold being used and to understand the procedures to control or minimize those hazards.

Note: This course is designed to assist employers with the responsibility of basic hazard awareness training. Job Site and Fall Arrest equipment specific orientations will still be needed.

Course Outline:

  • The need for training
  • Scaffold fatality study
  • Review of scaffold types
  • The five most serious scaffold hazards
    • Fall and Unsafe Access
      • Fall Hazards
      • Fall Hazard Prevention
      • Guardrails and toe boards
      • Fall Protection Systems
    • Falling Objects
      • Falling Object Hazards
      • Falling Object Prevention
    • Electrocution
      • Electrical Hazards
      • Minimum Safe Approach Distances
    • Scaffold Collapse
      • Scaffold loading hazards
      • Overloading prevention
      • Load ratings
      • Scaffold stability
      • Bracing
      • Ties
      • Rolling scaffold safety
  • Photo assessments
  • Review

The course consists of 2 to 3 hours of classroom discussion where students are exposed to basic scaffold safety. Students will receive a wallet card upon completion of the training.


Class sizes range from 1 to 50. The time for the course extends with larger classes due to increased discussion time.


Please contact your local Stone Mountain Access representative for a quote.