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OHS~04 - Scaffolding Safety Awareness

Duration: ± 3 hrs | Course Code: OHS~04 | Cost From: R 450 ($30) per person

Scaffolding is an integral part of most work sites where there is any form of construction, maintenance or work activity over 10 feet (3 metres) in height.

Scaffolding is a safe, fixed or mobile working platform erected in order to gain safe access to the working area, and to protect the workers from falling as well as ensure those below are not injured by falling objects.

As with all worksite components, scaffolding can be subject to abuse, incorrect use or inadequate erection practices, and workers should be aware of the requirements for safe scaffolding. It should be erected by specially trained personnel, and initially inspected and regularly re-inspected to ensure it conforms to safe working practices and specifications.

This course consists of Video Material, Course Notes and a brief completion Quiz.

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  • To create an awareness of the hazards associated with scaffolding use
  • To ensure users of scaffolding are aware of the requirements to ensure the scaffold is erected suitable for safe use
  • To ensure users of scaffolding do not get hurt through use of unsafe and incorrectly erected scaffolding

Target Audience

  • All workers at site who use scaffolding
  • Supervisors
  • Safety Officers
  • Trainees
        ..... and anyone who is working around or near scaffolding

This Module is also useful for use at Safety and Tool Box Talks.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the course, to have a good knowledge and understanding of:

  • The hazards associated with the use of scaffolding
  • Inspection processes and requirements of  scaffolding for suitability and readiness for use
  • The critical aspects of scaffolding to ensure it is used correctly to prevent accidents and anyone from getting hurt.

Scope & Requirements

It would be useful to be able to demonstrate some aspects of the Module with Practical work.

This course should be taken before working on any scaffold, and an annual refresher completed for experienced workers.


R 450 per person
$ 30 per person for international students
Group discounts available on request


All Material is subject to Copyright. A Certificate of Completion will be sent to those who complete the course.

Duration: ± 3 hrs
Course Code: OHS~04

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