Scaffolding Competent Person Tutis

Scaffolding Competent Person


Updated on 27 December, 2017

Course details

After completion of this course delegates will be able to:

  •  Specify the general requirements for Frame, Tube / Clamp, and Systems Scaffolding.
  •  Determine the specific safety rules and steps associated with the erection of Tube & Clamp Scaffolding.
  •  Determine the specific safety rules and steps involved in the safe erection of System Scaffolding
  •  Identify the major items to consider when performing a scaffold inspection
  •  Specify the major elements of OSHA’s Regulation 29 CFR Subpart LScaffolding


Scaffolding Competent Person Course is a 2 day course, with the initial day focusing on the requirements for frame, tube and clamp and system scaffolding

The following topics to be covered:

  •  Recognizes hazards associated with each type of scaffold
  •  Proper procedures to minimize and control those hazards
  •  The nature and importance of any electrical hazards, fall hazards and falling objects hazards
  •  The correct procedures in dealing with nearby electrical equipment and or power lines, proper protection systems erection for co-worker safety
  •  Proper handling of materials on scaffolds and proper scaffold use
  •  Maximum loading of scaffolds and scaffold capacities
  •  Supervising the erection, repairing, and inspection of scaffold systems
  •  Identification of various scaffold check points & safety considerations
  •  Correct procedures for moving, disassembling, repairing and erecting scaffolds
  •  Chaining worksite conditions as they pertain to scaffolds
  •  Quality and professionalism in scaffold construction, repairing and inspections

Performance Objectives

  •  Follow OSHA standards when working with scaffolds
  • Define supported scaffolding
  • List training topics required for supported scaffolding
  • List a scaffold expert's responsibilities.
  • Safely access supported scaffolding
  • List safe access methods
  • Select the most common access methods
  • Recall the need to extend ladders 3 feet above the top of the platform they are leaning against
  • Describe the three-point climb
  • Identify the maximum ramp slope angle allowed by OSHA
  • Agree that ramps or walkways above 6 feet from the ground must have guardrails
  • Define a stairway tower
  • Agree to inspect access daily
  • Recognize the danger of climbing a cross brace
  • List good housekeeping techniques
  • Identify toeboard requirements
  • Describe debris nets
  • Recall what to do when there is a danger of extremely heavy objects falling
  • Agree to wear a hard hat at construction sites for protection from falling objects
  • State the height at which OSHA requires fall protection
  • Select the distance above walking surfaces that requires guardrails
  • Describe how a lifeline works
  • Identify the scaffold expert as the person who decides whether or not to use PFAs when erecting or dismantling scaffolds
  • Define the Maximum Intended Load
  • Identify the purpose of screw jacks
  • Explain why screw jacks are set at least one inch from the lowest setting
  • Identify the purpose of using mud sills
  • Recall the danger of using alternative materials as mud sills
  • Determine when it is acceptable to mix scaffolding parts
  • Work safely around and on scaffolds
  • Use safety techniques to avoid falling from scaffolds
  • Properly assemble supported scaffolding

Target Audience

The course is primarily focussed to teach essential skills with hands on practice for scaffolders, scaffolding supervisors, foremen, safety officers, safety engineers & all the relevant personnel who are required to work with & around scaffolding operations

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TUTIS is formed in 2012.They offer a comprehensive range of globally recognised, vocationally-related qualifications designed to meet the health, safety, environmental,risk management and drilling certificates needs of all places of work in both the private and public sectors.

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