Title of course: 32-Hour Suspended Scaffold Supervisor

Course Description: A rigging foreman must be onsite at all times work is being performed using suspended scaffolds.Rigging Foreman must take a 32hr Class with a 8hr Refresher course every 4 years. Class covers basic rigging principles and safety including OSHA, New York City DOB, and New York State building code. Course also covers hands on training with fall protection, knot tying, wire rope termination, self rescue, block & tackle, etc.

Topics include but not limited to:

  • Suspended Scaffold Accidents
  • Subpart E - Personal Protective Equipment & Life-Saving Equipment (PPE)
  • Subpart L - Scaffolds
  • Subpart M - Fall Protection
  • NYC Construction Codes Overview -
  • Suspended Scaffold Use
  • Safe Use of Tools
  • Safety Hazards
  • Hoist, Platform & Rigging Equipment Practices
  • Maximum Intended Loads & Capacity Reducing Factors
  • Rope, Fall, Knot & Hitch Configurations & Connections

Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites for the course. Students must speak the language in which the course is given.

Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to :

  • Recognize hazards associated with suspended scaffolds,
  • Implement hazard correction and mitigation procedures, means and methods.
  • Identify NYC DOB laws and OSHA regulations regarding suspended scaffolds as well as comply with these laws.
  • Use correct procedure to inspect suspended scaffold equipment.
  • Correctly use and operate suspended scaffold motor including emergency controls.
  • Correctly install, operate, and tie off rope scaffold using back hitch and night hitch.
  • Correctly install a vertical lifeline. Tie and use required rigging knots.
  • Recognize load ratings for suspended scaffold and calculate weights of materials so as not to overload the scaffold.
  • Implement inspection criteria for wire rope.
  • Correctly name and recognize different pieces of rigging hardware including shackles, fist grips, turnbuckles, etc.
  • Correctly use and install rigging hardware, Including C-hooks, parapet clamps, and outrigger beam systems.
  • Identify paperwork that must be kept at the job site including, plans (CD -5), log books, checklist, etc.
  • Use inspection checklist to inspect scaffold equipment.
  • Implement hazardous weather preparation procedures.
  • Wear, doff, adjust, use, inspect, and care for personal fall arrest system equipment correctly.
  • Employ correct emergency response procedures and employ self rescue techniques to protect against suspension trauma.

CEU’s: 3.2

Course Duration: 32 Hours of training (not including class breaks)

Course and attendance Policy: Students must earn a 70% or more in their final exam in order to successfully complete the training. Students are required to complete 100% of the course and actively participate in all learning activities.

For additional information please contact us at 212-683-7200 or Training@site-safety.com.

Registration Price: $550.00

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  • 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
    Monday, June 22nd through Wednesday, June 26th
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