8-Hour Suspended Scaffold Refresher

Course Description: To continue to be designated by a Special Rigger to supervise suspended scaffold use in New York City (NYC), an individual must successfully complete this 8-Hour Suspended Scaffold refresher training course every four-years after completing the 32-Hour Suspended Scaffold supervisor Course.


  • Basic rigging and hoisting principles.
  • Safety instruction, hazards, use of tools from heights.
  • OSHA, NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) Rules and Regulations, Building Code.
  • Hands-on training with fall protection, knot tying, wire rope termination, self- rescue, connections, block and tackle, etc.
  • PPE.
  • Suspended scaffold erection, dismantling and use.
  • Inspection, record keeping and logbooks.
  • Motor operation, accidents and emergency procedures.
  • Protections to be installed.

Pre-requisites: Must possess a 32-Hour Suspended Scaffold Supervisor card.

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

  • Recognize hazards with suspended scaffolds.
  • Implement hazard mitigation, emergency procedures, means and methods.
  • Identify permit requirements and NYC laws relating to the use of suspended scaffolds.
  • Understand fall protection and how to deploy equipment.
  • Know how to inspect a suspended scaffold, wire rope, tie-backs and equipment.
  • Correctly use and operate suspended scaffold motors including emergency controls.
  • Install, operate and tie-off rope scaffolds using back hitch and night hitch.
  • Install vertical lifelines, chaffing protection and knots.
  • Calculate weights of materials and recognize load ratings.
  • Correctly name and use rigging hardware, shackles, fist grips, turnbuckles, parapet clamps, etc.

Course Materials: This course consists of several different components including a PowerPoint presentation, lecture, case studies, class discussions and hands on demonstrations. We will provide a student manual which will include all relevant written standards.

CEU’s: 0.8

Course Duration: 8 hours of training (not including class breaks).

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

Registration Price: $250.00

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  • 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Friday, August 21st at 8am
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