- As per 3318.104.22.168 of the 2014 NYC Construction Codes, this 8 Hour Refresher is required by the New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) to continue to supervise and use suspended scaffolds in New York City. This refresher training must be completed four years after the completion of the initial 32-Hour Suspended Scaffold Supervisor training course and every four years thereafter.
- In accordance to 3322.214.171.124 (Grace Period), individuals who fail to complete the required refresher program or course within any 4 year period, a refresher program or course shall be considered timely if completed within 1 year after the expiration of the last previously completed initial or refresher course. Where more than 1 year has lapsed, such individual shall be required to successfully re-complete the initial training course.
- CEUs: 0.8
- 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
- The 8-Hour Suspended Scaffold Supervisor Refresher (SCA-401) course is a specialized training program designed for
8-Hour Suspended Scaffold User Supervisor Refresher
The 8-Hour Suspended Scaffold Supervisor Refresher (SCA-401) course is a specialized training program designed for individuals who have previously completed the 32-Hour Suspended Scaffold Supervisor course and need to renew their certification or refresh their knowledge. This refresher course provides a condensed review of important concepts and updates related to supervising workers who use suspended scaffolds in the construction industry.
During the course, participants will revisit key topics covered in the initial 32-hour training, including scaffold safety regulations, hazard recognition, fall protection measures, scaffold assembly and dismantling procedures, platform requirements, load capacities, emergency response procedures, effective communication, and coordination.
The training will focus on reinforcing knowledge, refreshing skills, and addressing any specific challenges or areas of concern related to supervising suspended scaffold operations. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss real-world scenarios, share experiences, and engage in interactive activities to enhance their understanding and proficiency.
The trainees will be evaluated in their capability of applying rope knots, terminating wire rope, building a block and tackle system, and operating a scaffold hoist motor.
Duration: 8 Hours
Course Code: SCA-401
• Hands-On: the instruction must be delivered onsite and in person. The students must physically handle the items. The procedure being instructed must be demonstrated and explained to the students first.
• Demonstration: the demonstration may be delivered either by a person or a video. Video Demonstrations may be delivered by virtual live classroom however, self-study modules are not permissible.
• Classroom Lecture/ Discussion w A/V: the instruction may be delivered by virtual live classroom; however, self-study modules are not permissible.
- 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.
- Reviewing Scaffold Safety Regulations: Participants will refresh their knowledge of relevant scaffold safety regulations, standards, and guidelines, ensuring compliance with current requirements.
- Updating Knowledge of Hazard Recognition: Learners will revisit hazard recognition techniques specific to supervising workers who use suspended scaffolds, identifying potential risks, and implementing appropriate control measures.
- Reinforcing Fall Protection Measures: The course aims to reinforce knowledge and skills related to fall protection during suspended scaffold operations, including the proper use of personal fall arrest systems (PFAS), harnesses, lifelines, and tie-off techniques.
- Refreshing Scaffold Assembly and Dismantling Procedures: Participants will review proper procedures for scaffold assembly and dismantling, including component selection, rigging techniques, securing methods, and applying various applications using ropes, knots & hitches, block & tackle, and wire rope termination.
- Updating Platform Requirements and Load Capacities: The course will cover any updates or changes in platform requirements for suspended scaffolds, ensuring participants are aware of proper placement, securing, and maintaining load capacities for safe operations.
- Addressing Recent Updates and Best Practices: Participants will stay up to date with recent updates, changes, and best practices related to supervising workers who use suspended scaffolds, ensuring their knowledge aligns with current industry standards.
- Reinforcing Communication and Coordination: The course emphasizes effective communication and coordination among workers involved in suspended scaffold operations, promoting clear instructions, information dissemination, and coordination among team members.
- Responsibilities of a Suspended Scaffold Supervisor: Participants will review the specific responsibilities of a suspended scaffold supervisor, including conducting inspections, overseeing scaffold operations, addressing worker safety concerns, and ensuring compliance with safety regulations.