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16-Hour Suspended Scaffold User

16-Hour Suspended Scaffold User

Course Length

16 hours


1.6 CEUs

Course Description 

The 16-Hour User Suspended Scaffold User Training Course is intended for all workers using or operating suspended scaffolds during construction, renovation or maintenance of a building exterior.  It is not applicable to pipe scaffolds, mast climbing work platforms, temporary "floats" used by iron-workers, multi-point suspension scaffolds not utilizing powered winches (i.e., bricklayer scaffolds using manual cranks), or any apparatus under the jurisdiction of the New York City's Elevator Division.  Newly updated with the latest NYC-DOB requirements, training includes a combination of instruction and hands-on assessment in: proper assembly, maximum intended load, outrigger beams, tie-back and counterweights; PPE donning and doffing, knots and hitches related to safe rigging and methods of assembling/disassembling them, use ropes and hoists, falling object and fall and prevention; and personal fall arrest system use.


This course is required by the New York City Department of Buildings for anyone using or working on suspended scaffolds in New York City. 

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this course, the students shall be able to:

  1. Perform hands-on demonstration of proper use of suspended scaffolds.

  2. Identify and recall the major safety factors related to the use of suspended scaffolds.

  3. Perform hands-on execution of safe assembly and disassembly of scaffold equipment

  4. Demonstrate knowledge of safety and what controls, systems and PPE to utilize to prevent not only the public but employees from injuries and/or fatalities.

  5. Visually inspect suspended scaffold equipment,

  6. Identify hazards and safety standards as related to suspended scaffold use and demonstrate how to correct with controls and/or other means of protection.

  7. Identify basic scaffold components

  8. Explain rules of New York City related to construction and have knowledge to recall the NYC DOB chapters 9 & 33 as related to suspended scaffold use.

  9. Identify the general administrative rules as related to use of a suspended scaffold and be aware of the permits required to us them.

  10. Explain which events or situations DOB must be notified and be aware of notices and procedure policies related to suspended scaffold use.

  11. Demonstrate knowledge related to fall protection and recognize the need for Fall Arrest Systems and personal protective equipment.

  12. Perform hands-on demonstrate of proper PPE donning & doffing of safety equipment

  13. Demonstrate proper platform construction and what equipment is used for rigging of such.

  14. Recite load capacity and factors that reduce those load capacities.

  15. Perform hands-on demonstration of and recall knots and hitches related to safe rigging technics and being capable of understanding rope use, including awareness of wire rope.

  16. Demonstrate knowledge of use of motors and cables.

  17. Perform hands-on operation of rigging equipment and hardware and showing ability to detect damaged rigging equipment.

  18. Recognize pre-startup procedures, operation of scaffold, shut down procedures, and emergency preparedness procedures.

  19. Identify unsafe notification procedures and have knowledge of DOI/DOB integrity contact information procedure.


Methods of Instruction:

A combination of lectures, PowerPoint presentations, open discussions, and testing will be used throughout the course.


Student must be able to communicate with the instructor in the language the course is held in. Valid photo ID is required.

Successful Completion:

In order to receive a certificate/card for the course, students must:

  • Be able to clearly communicate with the instructor and complete all paperwork in the language the course is delivered. No personal interpreters permitted. 

  • Complete all required paperwork: registration, evaluation, attendance, etc.

  • Attend all required hours of the course. Any make up sessions must be completed within six months from the course start date.

  • Participate during class activities and reviews.

  • Complete tests with a passing grade of  at least 70%.

Attendance Policy: 

Students are required to complete 100% of the course and actively participate in all learning activities. Make-up time is permitted only at the discretion of the school's management.

Unsuccessful Course Completion
Students receiving a failing grade on their final exam must take and repay for the course at a later date and time, at the same or then existing current higher tuition price.

PRICE: $360
LANGUAGE: Spanish, English, Polish
Group Rates

We offer discount for groups!

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School of Construction Safety  is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

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