Scaffolding can give people an efficient and safe means to perform work. It also has many applications. Scaffolding is used in construction, alteration, routine maintenance, and renovation. When properly erected and maintained, scaffolding provides workers a safe access to work areas, level and stable working platforms, and temporary storage for tools and materials.
However, unsafe scaffolding procedures can cause accidents, serious injuries and even death. Accidents involving scaffolding mainly involve workers falling, incorrect operating procedures, environmental conditions, and falling materials.
This course will discuss the general requirements of scaffolding, the basic parts of a scaffold as well as the different types of scaffolding. It will show employees that planning ahead for the erection, use and dismantling of scaffolding can decrease the potential for accidents and injuries. It will discuss the precautions to prevent these serious accidents and protect workers against fall injures and death.
To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module 1.
After studying the course material and answering the quiz questions, it is time to take the final exam. We highly recommend answering the module quiz questions to check your understanding of the course material. The final exam questions are typically developed from these quiz questions.
OSHAcademy course final exams are designed to make sure students have gained a sufficient understanding of the content covered within each course. To help demonstrate this understanding, students must achieve a passing score on course final exams. It is OSHAcademy's policy to protect the integrity of our exams: as a result, we do not provide missed questions to students.
This is an open book exam. Students are permitted to use a separate browser window to review course content while taking the exam. If you do not pass a final exam, you will see a "Retake Exam" button next to the course on your student dashboard.
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If you have already paid for certificates, your exam score will be displayed on your student dashboard after successfully passing the final exam. If you chose PDF certificates, you can view and print your certificate and personal transcript from your student dashboard. If you chose original printed documents, they will be prepared and mailed to the address in your student account.
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