Groups of 4-5
per person (10% discount)
Groups of 6-9
per person (15% discount)
Groups of 10+
per person (20% discount)
During this course students will explore New York City Construction Codes and OSHA Regulations as it pertains to the supervision of suspended scaffolds. Participants will learn the most current suspended scaffold standards, and will include guidance on how to read scaffold design drawings, how to verify the fitness of the rigging crew, properly train workers on related hazards, and also how to identify and respond to emergency situations. This course will include a hands-on portion where students will learn about and apply rope knots, terminate wire rope, build a block and tackle system, effectively install fall protection systems, and inspect/maintain different types of scaffold hoist motors.
Hands-on assessment will be made by the instructor to determine if each student is capable of performing the above mentioned scaffolding and rigging applications. Each student is required to independently complete a multiple-choice final exam.
Course Hours32 Hours
Course Sessions4+ Sessions
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 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 practical skills necessary to properly install and maintain fall protection systems used on suspended scaffolds
- Create a suspended scaffold inspection checklist using provided requirements
- 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
- 100% attendance for the course
- Completion of Continuing Education and Training Registration Form
- Active participation in all class exercises (determined by course instructor)
- Completion of required pre-and post-quiz assessment
- As applicable, achievement of minimum passing score on required end-of-course examination
- Participation and submittal of end-of-course evaluation form (must provide name on form to receive credit)
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 § RCNY 104-20, for an individual to be designated as a rigging foreman by a licensed special or master rigger they must meet certain qualifications (link to NYC DOB website) including an ability to read and write in English. To participate in the training, students must only be able to verbally communicate with the instructor in the primary language of the training.
Training Requirements for 32-Hour Suspended Scaffold Supervisor
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.
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. Students must obtain a score of 70% or higher to receive the course completion ID card. This card is valid for 4 years.
Students who do not pass the written or practical exam will have one opportunity to retake the entire 32-hour course and retake the exam at reduced fee of $200. Students must contact Gallagher Bassett to schedule and pay for the retake class within 6 months following the original class date.
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 Gallagher Bassett to arrange to attend another scheduled event.