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Able Safety Consulting - 4 Hour Supported Scaffold User and Refresher (Online)

A scaffold card will not be issued upon completion of this course. You will only receive a certificate to be used for SST purposes. If you need a scaffold card please take our 4hr supported scaffold user course in-person or via webinar here.


The 4 Hour Supported scaffold user and Refresher training online program provides a basic explanation of supported scaffolds and supported scaffold components. The course will introduce the elements of supported scaffold safety and common supported scaffolds hazards while placing an emphasis on hazard reduction and prevention which includes fall protection, scaffold inspections, hazard recognition, and responding appropriately to emergency situations.



This self-paced online training equips workers with the necessary knowledge to recognize, avoid, and address fall hazards effectively on construction sites. Our online course is accessible on any device, allowing learners to progress at their own pace. Upon successful completion, participants automatically receive their certification via email, affirming their competence in scaffold fundamentals.



Why do you need 4 hour scaffold course online? Local Law 52 of 2005 requires that all workers using supported scaffolds on construction sites in New York City receive this training and get their 4 Hour scaffold card online.

Individuals must re-take this training course every 4 years



Local law 196 introduced new regulations for demolition and construction workers employed in the 5 boroughs that will require them to have a specific amount of training. Workers will be required to have a minimum of 30 hours of training and supervisors will be required to have a minimum of 62 hours of training by December 1st, 2018. In addition to the required amount of training individuals will also need to acquire the appropriate Site Safety Training (SST) card to prove they have completed the necessary training.


As of June 1st, 2019 Workers will need a total of 40 hours of training which must include the 8-Hour fall Prevention course and the 2-Hour drug and alcohol Awareness course.

As of June 1st, 2019 Supervisors will need a total of 62 hours of training which must include among other courses the 4 Hour Supported Scaffold User and Refresher Class. 


For more information on the specific courses required to receive an SST card and to order an SST card as required by Local Law 196 please visit






  1. 100% attendance for the 4 Hour Supported Scaffold Course Online
  2. Completion of Continuing Education and Training Registration Form
  3. Active participation in all class exercises (determined by course instructor)
  4. Completion of required pre-and post-quiz assessment
  5. As applicable, achievement of minimum passing score on required end-of-course examination
  6. Participation and submittal of end-of-course evaluation form (must provide name on form to receive credit)



  1. List supported scaffold types and its major components
  2. Identify the most common supported scaffold safety hazards
  3. Protect themselves from supported scaffold safety hazards
  4. Outline New York City Building Code supported scaffold safety requirements
  5. Inspect supported scaffolds in accordance with federal and local safety regulations

What You Need:

  • Webcam and microphone for face and voice recognition

What You Get:

  • 4 Hour Supported Scaffold User Certificate
  • .4 IACET CEU's 


Course Content

What is a Scaffold?
Supported Scaffold Types I
Supported Scaffold Types II
Supported Scaffold Types III
Supported Scaffold Types IV
Major Components I
Major Components II
Video Part 2
Common Causes and Prevention
Unsafe Act & Unsafe Condition
Most Common Problems with Scaffold Use
Fall Hazards
Scaffolding Set-up
Unsafe Condition & Unsafe Act
Scaffolding Accident Statistics I
Scaffolding Accident Statistics II
Scaffolding Accidents
Scaffolding Collapse
Scaffolding Accident II
Scaffolding Accidents III
Scaffolding Accidents IV
Scaffolding Accidents V
Amendments to Local 52 of 2008
BLS Statistics
Additional Regulations
A Long Process
Purpose of New Standard
Major Issues Resolved
The OSHA Subpart L
1926.450 Scope, Application and Definition
1926.451(b) Scaffold Platform Construction I
1926.451(b) Scaffold Platform Construction II
1926.451(c) Supported Scaffolds
Supported Scaffolds
Bracing Scaffolds
Fall Protection
Tie Spacing
Bracing Scaffolds II
1926.451(e) Access I
1926.451(e) Access II
1926.451(e) Access III
1926.451(e) Access IV
1926.451(e) Access V
1926.451(f) Use
1926.454 Training I
1926.454 Training II
1926.454 Training III
1904.39(a) Notification of Scaffolding Accidents
NYC BC 3314 Scaffolds
Notification of Scaffolding Accidents
BC 3314.1.1 Height
BC 3314.2 Permit
Exceptions to BC 3314.2
BC 3314.3.1 Supported Scaffolds & Outrigger Scaffolds
Exceptions to BC 3314.3.1
BC 3314.3.2 Suspended Scaffolds
Exceptions to BC 3314.3.2
BC 3314.3.4 Loads Imposed
BC 3314.4 Installation, Inspection, Repair, Maintenance, Adjustment, Use and Removal of Scaffolds
BC 3314.4.1 Installation and Removal
BC 3314.4.1.2 Supervision of Supported Scaffold Installation and Removal
BC 3314.1.3 Supervisor to be Present at the Site
Scaffolding News
NYC DOB Mandate
NYC Building Code
Article 105 Permits
Classification of Permits
Emergency Work
Posting of Permit
Conditions of Permit
Local Law 52 of 2005 I
Local Law 52 of 2005 II
Local Law 52 of 2005 III
Local Law 52 of 2005 IV
Local Law 52 of 2005 V
Local Law 52 of 2005 VI
Exceptions to Local Law 52
Section 27-1042 of Local Law 52 of 2005
Scaffold Safety Unit
Common Supported Scaffold Violations (2010)
Minimum Info on Plans Required by BC 3314.3.3
Minimum Info on Plans Required by BC 3314.3.3 II
Minimum Info on Plans Required by BC 3314.3.3 III
Design of Scaffolds I
Design of Scaffolds II
Design of Scaffolds III
BB 2013-011
BB 2013-011 II
BB 2013-011 III
Scaffolding Permit
Scaffolding Permit II
Scaffolding Inspections
Fall Clearance
Total Fall Distance Calculations
Minimizing Fall Forces
Safe Use of Fall Arrest Systems
Minimizing Fall Forces II
Fall Protection Guidelines I
Fall Protection Guidelines II
Fall Protection Guidelines III
Fall Protection Guidelines IV
Fall Protection Guidelines V
Fall Protection Guidelines VI
Fall Protection Guidelines VII
Guardrail System I
Guardrail System II
Fall Protection Guidelines VIII
Fall Protection Guidelines IX
Fall Protection Guidelines X
Fall Protection Guidelines XI
Eyes and Face Protection
Foot Protection
Hand Protection
Head Protection
Hearing Protection
Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS)
Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS) II
PFAS Deceleration Device
PFAS Deceleration Distance
Total Fall Distance
Leading Edge
PFAS Connectors
Snap Hook Engagement
Choosing and Ensuring Compatibility of Personal Fall Protection Equipment
Lanyard Inspection
Lanyard Inspection II
Lanyard Inspection III
Visual Indication of Damage to Webbing and Rope Lanyards
Cleaning of Equipment
Additional PFAS Requirements
Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS) III
Fall Restraint System
Harness Selection
Harness Selection II
Harness Comfort
Harness Features
Harness Features II
Critical Components, Critical Fit
Critical Components, Critical Fit II
Critical Components, Critical Fit III
Donning a Full Body Harness
Donning A Full Body Harness II
Harness Inspection
Harness Inspection II
Fall Hazard Controls
Controlling the Fall
Fall Protection Video
Safety Hazards: Overhead Power Lines
Safety Hazards: Electrical Hazards
Safety Hazards: Electrical Hazards II
Safety Hazards: Electrocution
Safe Use of Tools
Safe Distance from Electric Lines
Scaffolding Safety
Load and Capacity
In Summary
Video 1
Video 2
Anatomy of a Suspended Scaffold
Suspended Scaffolds
Inspecting Suspended Scaffolds
Scaffold Inspection Checklist
1926.451(d) Suspended Scaffolds
Outrigger Beams
Tie Backs
Winding Drum Hoists
Powered Equpment & Hoists
Suspension Ropes
Welding Precautions
Debris on Platform
Ladders and Increasing Height
When Welding at Suspended Scaffolds
Scaffolding Accident
New Rigging Safety Regulations
Rigging Foreman
Individuals Working on Suspended Scaffolds
Fall Protection - Vertical Lifelines
Fall Protection - Horizontal Lifelies
Fall Protection
Scaffolding Safety
Scaffolding Safety II
Scaffolding Safety III
Scaffolding Safety IV
Emergency Preparedness I
Emergency Preparedness II
New York City 311
Buildings Integrity Training CIS
Buildings Integrity Training CIS II
Hands-On Demonstration

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