Scaffolding Hazards & Safety Precautions

Course Info

Length: 1 Week

City: Kuala Lumpur

Type: In Classroom

Available Dates

  • June-10-2024

    Kuala Lumpur

  • July-08-2024

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Aug-12-2024

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Sep-09-2024

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Oct-14-2024

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Nov-11-2024

    Kuala Lumpur

  • Dec-09-2024

    Kuala Lumpur

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  • May-27-2024

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  • June-10-2024

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  • Sep-30-2024

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  • Oct-28-2024

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  • Nov-04-2024

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  • Nov-18-2024

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  • Nov-18-2024

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  • Nov-25-2024

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  • Nov-25-2024

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  • Dec-02-2024

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  • Dec-09-2024

    Istanbul

  • Dec-16-2024

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  • Dec-16-2024

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  • Dec-23-2024

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  • Dec-30-2024

    London

Course Details

Course Outline

5 days course

Introduction to Scaffolding

 

  • What is scaffolding?
  • Understanding the function and common components of scaffold
  • Discussing the types of scaffolding and their applications:

  •      Suspended scaffolds
  •      Supported scaffolds

  • Exploring the role and responsibilities of scaffolds workers groups:

  •      Erectors/ Dismantlers
  •      Users
  •      Designers

  • Understanding the importance of ensuring scaffolding safety
  • Discussing how to use manufacturer instructions to ensure safety during all work levels

Scaffolding Hazards & Risk Assessment

 

  • Discussing the common hazards associated with all scaffolds:

  •      Falls from elevation
  •      Collapse of the scaffold
  •      Being struck by falling tools, work materials, or debris
  •      Electrocution
  •      Unsafe work practices
  •      Weather-related hazards

  • Differentiating between competent and qualified person
  • Understanding the importance of assessing risks and hazards
  • Determining risk severity by probability of risk materializing and the impact of risk
  • Discussing the levels of probability of risk and impact of risk
  • Exploring main measurements for risk assessment of any hazard:

  •      Potential hazard with consideration of equipment, environment
  •      Who/ What could be harmed by the hazard?
  •      The way of establishing risk level
  •      The elimination and control precautions

Scaffolding Requirements & Regulations

  • Overview of OSHA’s Scaffolding Safety Standard
  • Exploring the regulations for scaffold load capacity?
  • Discussing the requirements for constructing scaffold platform and scaffold planking
  • Discussing supported and suspended scaffolds considerations
  • Discussing the importance of access requirements to scaffold platforms and types of access
  • Discovering what types of scaffolds are prohibited and when working on scaffolds is prohibited

Scaffolding Safety Best Practices 

 

  • Techniques and tools for fall protection:

  •          Guardrails
  •          Personal fall protection systems
  •          Safe access points (e.g. Ladders, stair towers, etc.)
  •          Toe-boards and screens
  •          Debris nets, catch platforms, or canopies

  • What is the personal protective equipment (PPE)? Why and how to use them?

  •          Helmets
  •          Harnesses
  •          Safety Glasses
  •          Hearing protection
  •          Gloves
  •          Footwear
  •          Protection clothing

  • Discussing ways to ensure electrocution protection

  •          Enough distance between a scaffold and insulated powerlines
  •          Utilizing PPE
  •          Considering weather conditions

  • Exploring how to secure scaffolding:

  •          Resting the scaffold’s base plates/ adjustable legs on a solid and level surface
  •          Utilizing scaffold ties and bracing
  •          Planning the scaffold to create safe and stable working platform

  • Discovering common signages used for scaffold safety

Inspection & Maintenance

  • Discussing the importance of adopting regular inspection and maintenance for scaffolds
  • Exploring when and for what inspection and maintenance should be done
  • Determining the importance of keeping records of inspection and repairs process  
  • Practical inspection of different types of scaffolds
  • Course recap and Q&A