How to Work with Scaffolding Safely

This 3 minutes safety training video covers: What is suspended scaffolding, what are the duties of a "scaffold expert",what are scaffolding hazards, what are the dangers of power lines, what is the rule for working near power lines, what are the certain procedures to follow when working with scaffolds. Click here to watch the 21 minutes full length version.

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Whenever a worker leaves the ground, the risk of an accident occurring increases dramatically. With more than 10,000 scaffold related injuries reported each year, OSHA has mandated that workers be trained on how to safely erect and use these work platforms. These products will help employers meet the training requirements of OSHAs Scaffolding regulation.

Atlantic's training products on "Suspended Scaffolding Safety in Construction Environments" Safety Video helps employees understand the dangers of working with scaffolds, and how these risks can be minimized by knowing the correct ways to erect, maintain and use scaffolding equipment.

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Video Transcript

Suspended scaffolds are made up of one or more platforms that are hung by metal or fibre rope which allows the platforms to be raised and lowered to reach various work locations. This scaffolds allow workers to safely reach places that are normally difficult to get to. Suspended scaffolds are like any other tool, there are certain procedures that need to be followed to make sure that no one gets hurt when they are used. That's why workers must be train on the rules and safety regulations for suspended scaffolds before being allowed to use them.