Course Length: 32 Hours: 18 hours of classroom instruction – 12 hours of hands-on training – 2 hours for final exam.
Prerequisites (course and/or tests): Students must demonstrate an ability to read and write in English. It is recommended that students possess some experience in rigging operations, supervision and use of suspended scaffold systems.
Text Name: Skybridge developed course hand out
Course Description: As per Title 1 Rules of the City of New York - Chapter 9 Rigging Operations, this course is required by the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) to supervise suspended scaffold projects on construction sites in New York City. During this course, participants will develop the core management skills required to be an effective supervisor of suspended scaffolding operations, which contributes to the professional development of an individual and provides evidence of supervisory qualifications. With the use of New York City Construction Codes and OSHA Regulations, participants will learn how to stay in compliance with the most current suspended scaffold standards. Material covered during the course is much more extensive than during the user course, and will include guidance on how to read scaffold design drawings, how to verify the fitness of the rigging crew, properly train workers on related hazards, and also how to identify and respond to emergency situations. This course is aimed at experienced workers interested in suspended scaffold project supervision as well as safety managers, superintendents, and individuals planning to apply for New York City Master or Special Rigger’s license. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a 32 Hour Suspended Scaffold Supervisor course completion picture ID card that will be valid for 4 years.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Identify suspended scaffold systems and their essential components Discuss common suspended scaffold hazards based on statistical and historical data provided Outline differences between OSHA and NYC DOB scaffold regulations and their sources Demonstrate practical skills necessary to properly install and maintain fall protection systems used on suspended scaffolds Create a suspended scaffold inspection checklist using provided requirements Apply various applications & connection techniques using ropes, knots & hitches Assemble the block and tackle for a fiber rope light duty scaffold. Construct the wire rope termination for hoisting rope on suspended scaffolds.
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