NYST is an authorized provider of NYC Department of Buildings Scaffold safety classes.  Accordning to the NYC DOB website, “To continue to install or remove Supported Scaffolds in New York City, an individual must successfully complete this 8 Hour Supported Scaffold Installer & Remover Refresher training course four years following the completion of the 32- Hour Supported Scaffold Installer and Remover Course & every four years thereafter.”

All students with the 32-hour Supported Scaffold Installer & Remover card who successfully complete this course will receive an 8-hour Scaffold Refresher card.

From the NYC DOB website, course components include:

  1. General Overview of Scaffolding
  2. Supported Scaffold Accidents    

Common Causes & Prevention

Accident Statistics

Case Studies w/Photos

  1. OSHA 1926 Overview – Safety & Health Regulations for Construction    

Subpart E – Personal Protective Equipment & Life-Saving Equipment (PPE)

Subpart L – Scaffolds

Subpart M – Fall Protection

  1. NYC Construction Codes Overview – cover all applicable codes, rules, related department policy statements, regulatory notices, bulletins & memos including:

Title 1 Rules of the City of New York – Chapter 9 Rigging Operations & all NYC Building Codes with emphasis on the scaffold sections (3314) in Chapter 33 Safeguards during Construction & Demolition

  1. NYC Department of Buildings Overview – cover all applicable Administrative standard operating procedures, policy & procedure notices permits/department notifications, forms, filing & site documents, plans, inspection checklists/logs and wind & weather advisories
  2. General Principles of Fall Protection    

Fall Clearance, Total Fall Distance Calculations, Minimizing Fall Forces, Guarding Against Falling Objects

  1. Personal Protective Equipment & Fall Arrest Systems     

Selection, Fit Test of Harness, Inspection Procedures

Donning & Doffing Harness & Equipment, Care of Equipment & Systems

  1. Supported Scaffold Erection/Dismantling Planning    
  2. Supported Scaffold Use     

Safe Use of Tools

Safety Hazards & Protection

Hazards – Fire, Electrical, Material Handling & Overloading

Maximum intended load & load handling

Installation & Removal of components, braces, tiebacks & guardrail systems

  1. Rejection Criteria for Equipment & Hardware     
  2. Safety Checklists: Pre-Start, Erection & Dismantling
  3. Emergency Situations & Preparedness Procedures     
  4. Access & Working Platforms     
  5. Foundations     
  6. Guys, Ties & Braces     
  7. Tubular Welded Frame Scaffolds
  8. Specific Regulations & Standards    
  9. Components & Parts Inspection     
  10. Erection/Dismantling Planning    
  11. Guys, Ties & Braces     
  12. Fall Protection, Accident Prevention & General Safety 22. Access & Platforms     
  13. Erection/Dismantling Procedures     
  14. Rolling Scaffold Assembly     
  15. Putlogs     
  16. Tube & Clamp Scaffolds
  17. Specific Regulations & Standards    
  18. Components & Parts Inspection     
  19. Erection/Dismantling Planning    
  20. Guys, Ties & Braces     
  21. Fall Protection, Accident Prevention & General Safety 32. Access & Platforms     
  22. Erection/Dismantling Procedures     
  23. Buttresses, Cantilevers & Bridges     
  24. System Scaffolds
  25. Specific Regulations & Standards    
  26. Components & Parts Inspection     
  27. Erection/Dismantling Planning     
  28. Guys, Ties & Braces     
  29. Fall Protection, Accident Prevention & General Safety 41. Access & Platforms     
  30. Erection/Dismantling Procedures     
  31. Buttresses, Cantilevers, & Bridges     
  32. NYC Buildings Unsafe Condition (311) Notification Procedure
  33. NYC/DOI Buildings Integrity Training Contact Information Sheet
  34. Review of all Training Topics
  35. Written Assessment Classroom
  36. Hands-On Performance Assessment On Scaffold