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This one-level Scaffolding curriculum prepares leaners to perform safely on the job site, with information on tools and equipment they will use in the industry as well as discussion of stationary, mobile and suspension scaffolds. Coverage of the math required to perform on the job is also included.

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Journey Level
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2015, 2nd Edition
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Curriculum Details

2nd Edition
Total Recommended Hours
Competencies & Objectives Lists
Total hours: 155, includes Core hours Click here
Introduction to the Trade
7.5 Hours

Module ID 31101: Introduces the scaffolding program, describes the duties of a scaffolder, and identifies scaffold types and scaffolding terms.

Trade Safety
7.5 Hours

Module ID 31102: Provides a comprehensive overview of the safety regulations and guidelines in the scaffolding industry.

Trade Tools and Equipment
7.5 Hours

Module ID 31103: Covers the safe use and applications of hand and power tools used in the trade.

Trade Math
7.5 Hours

Module ID 31104: Explains and gives examples of math calculations of scaffold loads, including area loads, concentrated loads, live loads, cantilevered loads, and wind loads.

Supported Scaffolds
32.5 Hours

Module ID 31105: Identifies the equipment used with supported scaffolds. Describes the procedures for erecting supported scaffolds.

Mobile Scaffolds
10 Hours

Module ID 31106: Identifies the different types of powered and manually propelled mobile scaffolds and describes their erection and operation.

Suspension Scaffolds
7.5 Hours

Module ID 31107: Identifies the types of equipment used with suspension scaffolds. Describes the rigging of suspension scaffolds.

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