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4-Hour Supported Scaffold User & Refresher

Course Description:  This course will teach construction workers how to safely access and use a supported scaffold. Chapter 33 of the New York City (NYC) Building Code requires construction workers who work on any supported scaffold to complete this 4-hour User course every four-years.  It is also a requirement for meeting the criteria of Local Law 196.  This course also serves as a standard supported scaffold user course to be used in any jurisdiction.




  • Nomenclature of scaffolds.

  • Erection of a supported scaffold.

  • Fall Protection.

  • PPE.

  • Material handling, hoisting, and use.

  • Protections for workers and the public.

  • Foreman/Competent Person responsibilities.

  • Access, planking, and ladders.

  • Scaffold hazards.


Pre-requisites: There are no pre-requisites for this course.


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


  • Identify the types, nomenclature, and definitions of a scaffold.

  • List and identify the different types of fall protection needed when working on a scaffold.

  • Recognize the permit requirements needed in order to comply with Chapter 33 of the Building Code.

  • Describe and identify common supported scaffold hazards.

  • Classify the Federal and NYC scaffold regulations.

  • Apply safe work practices at their construction sites based on prudent decision- making.


Course Materials: This course consists of several different components which include powerpoint presentations, lectures, case studies, class discussions, and hands-on demonstrations. We will provide a student manual which will include Building Code and OSHA standards.


CEU’s: 0.4

Course Duration: 4 hours of training (not including class breaks).

For additional information please contact us at 718-424-8853 or

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