Working at heights is a high-risk activity and a leading cause of death and serious injury in the workplace. The most effective way to protect workers from the risk of falling is to eliminate the need to work at height. However, when having to work at height, one method that can be used to prevent the risk of a fall is through using scaffolds.
This training teaches about safe erection and use of scaffolds, edge protection, positioning of ladders, keeping walkways and stairwells clear, scaffold maintenance and signage.
The course covers information on the importance of assessing ground conditions when erecting scaffolding and adhering to load restrictions.
At the completion of this course learners will:
- Learn how to apply the Safety Hierarchy of Controls to address workplace hazards.
- Learn how to safely use a mobile scaffold.
- Understand the need to provide clear and unobstructed access to scaffold stairways.
- Learn about the importance of edge protection.
- Learn the risk of operating powered mobile plant close to a scaffold.
- Learn about the risks associated with gaps in scaffold decks.
- Learn how to safely position a ladder on the scaffold.
- Learn about the load restrictions for light-duty, medium-duty and heavy-duty scaffolds.
- Understand the importance of maintaining a scaffold and the information that should be included on a scaff-tag.
- Understand the importance of signage and barriers to cordon off unsafe scaffolded areas.
- Learn about the importance of checking the ground conditions before erecting the scaffold.
- Learn how to safely use electrical tools and run leads when working on a scaffold.
- Understand the hazards associated when erecting scaffolds close to overhead powerlines.
Course length: 30 mins (11 x 2-minute animated and subtitled videos + short answer assessments)
- Certificate of completion
- In-depth Reporting
- Facilitator’s Guide including video transcript and Assessment Q&A’s
- Optional pass rate
- All content can be customised
- Pause and resume function
Available in English.