What are the Safety Tips When Working With Supported Scaffoldings

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: What is a supported scaffold, what are the use of scaffoldings, what are the rigid support of scaffolds, what are the importance of scaffolds in the construction process, how to properly stabilized supported scaffolds. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 20 minutes full length version.

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Supported scaffolding makes it possible for employees to reach the work that they do off the ground. But the hazards that are associated with scaffold work lead to thousands of employee injuries and more than 50 fatalities every year.

Atlantic's "Supported Scaffolding Safety in Industrial and Construction Environments" courses discuss supported scaffolds, how they should be constructed, the hazards that are associated with them, the OSHA regulations that address these hazards and the equipment and procedures that employees should use to work with them safely.

All of the products... the new "Micro-Learning" and full-length online courses as well as the DVDs and interactive CD courses... discuss topics that are integral to employees' understanding of these issues.

Supported Scaffolding Safety DVD Covers:

  • What are the Safety Tips When Working With Supported Scaffoldings
  • Responsibilities of a "scaffold expert".
  • Creating a level and stable foundation.
  • Platforms and planking.
  • The danger of power lines.
  • Ramps and walkways.
  • Platform hazards.
  • Personal fall arrest systems.
  • Guarding against falling objects.
  • ...and more.
  • Click here to watch a FREE full-length 20 minutes preview.

Video Transcript

Anytime you elevate the work surface you increase the potential of someone falling or being struck by falling object. Scaffolds poles, legs, post, frames and uprights should also be braced to prevent swinging. Public access to all construction sites should be controlled through gates, private roads or security personnel. Appropriate personal protective equipment shall be worn by all workers at all times. However, additional safeguards maybe imposed with suspension scaffolds. A full body harness with lanyard anchored to a supporting structure other than the scaffold is required. Most scaffolds accidents are cause by improper components use or poor maintenance, so keeping your scaffold in working condition is a priority.