Resource Review: Scaffold User Awareness (EHS 0279)

This course was developed for people who perform work while standing on a scaffold at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). After completing the course you are expected to be able to identify the five most serious hazards associated with using a scaffold, as well as some best practices for controlling those hazards. This course will not by itself qualify a person to be a “competent person” for scaffolds at LBNL. Note that only competent persons are allowed to assemble and formally inspect scaffolds at their site.

Please note the course only covers “supported scaffolds.”

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Resource Details


Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory



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Program Design Elements

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Clear, consistent screen design
User-friendly; intuitive navigation
Pace is learner controlled
Job-like examples included
Module map/table of contents
Exit option with bookmark feature

Content Elements

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Contains accurate information
Relevant and accurate graphics
Relevant job-like examples or other
Definitions for technical terms
Logical sequence
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The following topical areas are included:

  • The danger is real
  • What is a scaffold?
  • The five serious scaffold hazards
  • Mobile scaffolds
  • Putting what you know into practice
The course includes text questions. Well laid out course.


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