Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Working at Height: Safety in the Assembly and Use of Scaffolds

    • Working at Height: Safety in the Assembly and Use of Scaffolds

    • Introduction to Working at Height: Safety in the Assembly and Use of Scaffolds

    • Course Information

  • 2

    The Need for Safety in Working With Scaffolds

    • Scaffolding Basics

    • Importance of Scaffolding Safety

    • Fall-related Workplace Injury Statistics in the UK

    • Do You Know?

  • 3

    Obligations Towards Safety and Responsibilities Under Laws on Working at Height

    • Basic Categories of Scaffolds: Supported and Suspended

    • Basic Categories of Scaffolds: Mobile and Powered

    • UK Laws and Legal Obligations on Scaffolding Safety

    • Responsibilities of Safety in Scaffolding Work in the UK

    • Competency of Dutyholders in Enabling Scaffolding Safety in the UK

    • Establishing Competence in UK Scaffolding Industry Standards

    • Competent Persons and the Standardisation of Configurations, for Utility and Safety

    • Authority of Competent Persons and the Responsibility of their Subordinates in Scaffolding Safety

    • The Role of Competent Persons in Assessing Scaffolding Safety in the UK

    • The Significance of Competence in Reinforcing Structural Safety

    • Operating with a Hierarchy of Controls to Manage Risk

    • Prioritising Collective Protection Systems in UK Scaffolding Work

    • Personal Protection Systems in the Context of UK Scaffolding Work

    • Extending the Hierarchy of Controls to Enable Greater Safety

    • Do You Know?

  • 4

    Scaffolding Practice and Safety

    • Scaffold Types: Supported Scaffolds

    • Scaffold Types: Suspended Scaffolds

    • Scaffold Types: Staging Scaffolds and Powered Mobile Scaffolds

    • Common Hazards and Factors That Must Be Controlled

    • The Significance of a Culture of Safety: Indicators When Retraining is Due

    • The Significance of a Culture of Safety: Documenting Training Sessions

    • Collective Fall Protections

    • Personal Fall Arrest Protections

    • Falling Object Protections

    • Guidelines on Using Fall Protections

    • Guidelines in Preparation for Scaffold Assembly

    • Guidelines in Erecting Supported Scaffolds: Part 1

    • Guidelines in Erecting Supported Scaffolds: Part 2

    • Guidelines in Erecting Supported Scaffolds: Part 3

    • Guidelines in Erecting Supported Scaffolds: Part 4

    • Guidelines in Erecting Supported Scaffolds: Part 5

    • Guidelines in Erecting Supported Scaffolds: Part 6

    • Guidelines on Inspections of Scaffolds

    • Accessing Scaffolds Safely: Part 1

    • Accessing Scaffolds Safely: Part 2

    • Accessing Scaffolds Safely: Part 3

    • Accessing Scaffolds Safely: Part 4

    • Guidelines on Access and Egress Using a Ladder: Part 1

    • Guidelines on Access and Egress Using a Ladder: Part 2

    • Guidelines on Assembling and Using Suspended Scaffolds: Part 1

    • Guidelines on Supporting and Using Cantilever or Outrigger Scaffolds

    • Guidelines on the Use of Rolling Scaffolds

    • Hazards and Risk Management: General Rules Around a Worksite, Part 1

    • Hazards and Risk Management: General Rules Around a Worksite, Part 2

    • Hazards and Risk Management: General Rules Around a Worksite, Part 3

    • Reducing Risk of Falling Objects to Prevent Struck-by Injuries

    • Guidelines on Electrical Safety

    • Guidelines on Scaffold Use in Adverse Weather Conditions

    • Do You Know?

  • 5

    Links to Resources and Summaries of Safety Standards

    • UK Health and Safety Executive Guidance: Part 1

    • Health and Safety Executive Guidance: Part 2

    • Other Essential Pieces of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)