Scaffolds (Construction)


Falls from scaffolds are one of the most common causes of fatal accidents on construction sites. Improperly constructed scaffolds, which collapse under use or fail to provide proper footing, often lead to disaster. This course covers the OSHA regulations for construction workers who assemble or work on scaffolds.

In this course you will learn to avoid the common mistakes made when using scaffolds, proper assembly and disassembling procedures, and inspections required for scaffolds. A discussion of the duties of the competent person as required by OSHA is also included.

Learning Outcomes

After taking this course, you will be able to:
  • Differentiate various types of scaffolds and determine how and when each is used
  • Explain the procedures and practices associated with scaffold assembly and disassembly
  • List the important OSHA regulations that pertain to scaffolds
  • Identify safe and unsafe scaffold use and access practices
  • Describe the duties and inspection requirements of the competent person.


This course is intended for all construction workers and supervisors on and around scaffolds.


This course has these features and more:

  • Multimedia
  • Narration
  • Interactivity
  • Easy navigation
  • Supplementary material
  • Links to regulations
  • Real-world scenarios
  • Objective-based exams


OSHA - 29 CFR 1926 Subpart L

Approximate Length

1 hour

Delivery Method


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