Scaffolding Awareness

Scaffolding is common on construction jobs. Those working in the building trades are highly likely to encounter them while on the job, even if they themselves are not working on these temporary structures. As such, scaffolding is a primary safety concern for the construction and industrial trades and is an important topic for ongoing workforce training.


This scaffolding awareness course provides basic information about different types of scaffolds and guidelines for their use, to assist participants in obtaining a better understanding of the relevant regulations and risks associated with working on or around scaffold systems. When complete, participants will have a basic understanding of regulations and roles and responsibilities for personnel erecting, dismantling, and using scaffold systems.

As part of this course, trainees complete several Knowledge Checks and other exercises to validate their training and identify subject areas where additional review/training are recommended.

Important Note: This is a basic awareness course intended for general knowledge of scaffold systems and is not meant as certification for erection or inspection.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Scaffold system types, components, and selection

  • Scaffold regulations

  • Fall protection

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Importance of leveling

  • Scaffold inspection

  • Scaffold erection and dismantling guidelines

A certificate of completion  is provided to all participants who successfully complete the course.  

Time to complete course: Approximately 5 hours

 Upon purchase of this course, you will receive an email with an access code to enter the course.

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Want to Purchase this Course for a Group?

Schools, training programs, RSES Chapters, etc., who would like to make bulk purchases of this course should contact ESCO at 800-726-9696.