It is estimated that over 2 million workers frequently use scaffolding in the construction field. Statistics show that the number of injuries from scaffold related accidents is an astounding 4,500 or more a year and deaths that occur from such accidents average more than 60 per year. Proper training and protection for all employees that work with or on scaffolds is vital. This training program will focus on supported scaffolds and provide important information to help keep you safe. A supported scaffold is an elevated, temporary work platform(s) supported by rigid, load-bearing members, such as poles, posts, uprights, legs, frames and outriggers.
The video is 23 minutes and addresses the major areas needed to comply with the standard, including: