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A Guide to Scaffold Use in the Construction Industry

Michael A. White, P.E.

Course Outline

This four-hour course based on an OSHA publication is designed for the newcomer as well as the seasoned professional that just needs to "remember". It will review the major guidelines published by OSHA dealing with the construction and use of scaffolding.

It also highlights the programs and services that are available from OSHA that may be used to help promote the safe use of scaffolding.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will:

Intended Audience

This course is intended for engineers, architects, project managers, superintendents, company owners and anyone who works on or around scaffolding.

Benefit to Attendees

Completion of this course will give the student the basic tools he or she might need to begin to understand the proper and successful use of scaffolding in the construction industry. As always, formal hands on training is required before using scaffolding - a specific requirement explained in this course.

Course Introduction

On many construction projects, be it residential, commercial or industrial, scaffolding has become a significant part and impacts many aspects of the project. As with any tool, understanding the benefits, limits and rules of use will help guarantee the success and accident free use of the scaffolding.

Course Content

In this course, you are requested to study OSHA Publication 3150 A Guide to Scaffold Use in the Construction Industry (PDF File 2MK). You need to open or download this document to study this course.

Course Summary

Scaffolding is often a major component of any construction project. Understanding the safe use and implementation of properly designed and erected scaffold will help to ensure a safe and successful project.

Related Links

For additional information related to this subject, please visit the following websites or web pages:

OSHA Website


Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

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DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of PDH Center or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered architect and/or professional engineer/surveyor. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.