- There are no prerequisites needed to attend this course, however, it is recommended that students have some experience in rigging operations and supervision of or use of suspended scaffold systems.
- As per 33126.96.36.199 of the 2014 NYC Construction Codes, this course is required by the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) to supervise suspended scaffold projects on construction sites in New York City.
- Under the 2022 NYC DOB Building Codes, this training is now one of two required courses for applicants for a NYC DOB Special Rigger license. Special Rigger license applicants, as mandated by 28-404.3.2 of the NYC Administrative Code, must successfully complete this training and the 16-Hour Special Rigger Training Coursewithin one year prior to application submittal. The courses can be taken in the sequence of your choosing.
- CEUs: 3.2
- CEU Requirements: 100% attendance for the course.
- Completion of IACET Registration Form
- Active participation in all class exercises
- As applicable, achievement of minimum passing score on required end-of-course examination
- Participation and submittal of end-of-course evaluation form
- Experienced workers with at least one year of practical experience in hoisting and rigging and whose roles require supervision of suspended scaffold projects. This training is also beneficial for safety managers, superintendents, and individuals planning to apply for the New York City Master or Special Rigger’s license.
32-Hour Suspended Scaffold Supervisor
The 32-Hour Suspended Scaffold Supervisor (SCA-301) course is an intensive training program designed for individuals who are responsible for supervising and overseeing the use of suspended scaffolds in the construction industry. This course focuses specifically on the roles and responsibilities of a suspended scaffold supervisor, emphasizing the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure safe and compliant scaffold operations.
During the course, participants will learn about the various types of suspended scaffolds, their components, and their applications. They will gain a deep understanding of scaffold safety regulations, standards, and guidelines, including OSHA requirements, to ensure compliance and promote a safe work environment.
The training will cover topics such as scaffold hazard recognition, risk assessment, fall protection measures, scaffold assembly and dismantling procedures, platform requirements, load capacities, emergency response procedures, and effective communication and coordination. Additionally, the instructor will assess students on applying rope knots, terminating wire rope, building a block and tackle system, and operating a scaffold hoist motor.