The Right Training for Scaffolding Safety

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 06/11/2020 - 07:06
Construction workers on scaffolding

Scaffolding regulations are dangerous because they have severe consequences if not followed closely. Working with OSHA to ensure appropriate compliance and training for scaffolding safety is essential for any construction team.

Concerns with scaffolding arise from how common scaffolding accidents occur, and that improper scaffolding -- a major safety liability -- is the third most cited OSHA violation, injuring over 4,500 workers per year. Keep your team safe with the right scaffolding training and safety procedures.

OSHA Scaffolding Standards

OSHA scaffolding requirements are stringent and include 12 components, outlined below as an overview. If you have questions about these requirements, you can always connect with the team at Northwest Safety and Risk Services to learn more and discuss training options.

  1. Weight capacity of scaffolding

  2. Stability

  3. Supervised setup

  4. Extra precautions: like toeboards, mid-rails, and guard rails.

  5. Maintenance

  6. Materials

  7. Scaffolding inspection

  8. Rigging inspection

  9. Rigging protection

  10. Diagonal braces instruction

  11. Access

  12. Power line distance: at least 10 feet away from electrical power lines.

Train Your Team

The 12 requirements for scaffolding are just the beginning of how employers and all construction companies need to invest in their employees, follow safety procedures for the benefit of all employees, and protect them from injury or even death.

If you are interested in scaffolding training for a competent person, Northwest Safety and Risk Services have what you need to meet all the standards and gain essential training for your team.

Scaffolding Safety Courses

Reach out to Northwest Safety and Risk Services today to learn more about available courses (even beyond scaffolding!), OSHA requirements, options for safety training and compliance, and more. Talk to the team today.