This Course equals 0.8 CEUsPrerequisites:
Students attending this course must present a 16 HR User Suspended Scaffold OR Challenge Exam ID card from an approved training provider. Original scaffold card must be renewed within 1 year from its expiration date. Should individual not renew their card within the allowed time, they will no longer be eligible to attend an 8 hour Refresher and must retake the original 16 hour class. Audience:
This course is intended for workers who are renewing an expired or soon to be expired 16 HR User Suspended Scaffold ID or for workers looking to maintain their Challenge Exam ID to continue to use suspended scaffolds in NYC.
As per 3318.104.22.168 of the 2014 NYC Construction Codes, this course is required every four years by the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) to use or work on suspended scaffolds in New York City. Training will include instruction on how to visually inspect suspended scaffold equipment, identify basic scaffold components, and execute safe assembly and disassembly of the equipment. Students are required to participate in all class exercises, which shall include use of various types of suspended scaffolding and rigging operations.
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive an 8 HR Suspended Scaffold User course completion picture ID that will be valid for 4 years.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Methods of Instruction:
- 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 skills that are necessary to assemble Personal Fall Arrest Systems used on suspended scaffolds.
- 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.
This course consists of several different components which include power point presentations, lecture, real life case studies, class discussion and hands on demonstration.
Students are required to complete 100% of the course and actively participate in all learning activities including hands-on demonstrations and the final course exam which students must obtain a score of 70% or higher to receive course completion materials. Students who do not pass the written or practical exam will have one opportunity to retake the entire 8 hour course and retake the exam at reduced fee of $100. Students who do not pass the exam are not eligible for a refund.
Hands-on assessment will be made by instructor to determine if each student is capable of applying rope knots, terminating wire rope, building a block and tackle system, and operating scaffold hoist motor.
Make-up time is not permitted for this training course. Should students miss any portion of the training, it is the student’s responsibility to contact TSCTA to arrange to attend another scheduled event.