SST 4-Hour Supported Scaffold User and Refresher

Learn common causes of scaffold accidents, their prevention methods, and relevant regulations. Enroll now to earn credit for your SST card!

This course is provided through 360training, an approved provider by the New York City Department of Buildings. Provider ID Number: 4T02

  • New York City Site Safety Compliant –  Approval: #SCA-B201
  • Created for NYC construction personnel
  • State-of-the-art, dynamic course design
  • Engaging games and quizzes to motivate users 
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About This Course s-mod-info

Falls have emerged as the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry, accounting for about one-third of all industry-related deaths. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported a significant 45% rise in fatal falls to a lower level in private construction, increasing from 255 in 2011 to 370 in 2016. In 2018, there were 338 fatal falls in construction out of a total of 1,008 fatalities. Addressing the complexity of fall incidents, OSHA tackles both human and equipment-related factors in its fall protection standard to ensure the safety of workers.

This training is designed to improve the understanding of both workers and employers regarding the requirements and underlying reasons for the Fall Protection in Construction Standard. It is a crucial course for obtaining a New York City Site Safety Training Card.  

This training is at an AWARENESS LEVEL only and does not provide other qualifications or authorizations. Employers are responsible for training workers in controlling fall hazards associated with their tasks, emphasizing the proper use, limitations, and maintenance of fall-hazard controls, including equipment such as personal fall arrest systems, retractable lifelines, vertical lifelines, scaffolds, and ladders.

NOTE: New York City Local Law 196 (LL196) of 2017 specifies that, as part of the course requirements for 8-Hour Fall Prevention, trainees demonstrate wearing generic fall protection equipment.  

We are currently offering NYC SST courses in English only. If you need to take NYC SST courses in a language other than English; please click here to see the list of Department-approved Course Providers.  

NYC SST courses are provided in partnership with 360training. Provider ID Number: 4T02 

Learning Outcomes

Topics Covered  

  1. What is a Scaffold?
  2. Scaffold Safety Measures & Equipment
  3. Protecting Employees from Workplace Hazards
  4. Head, Eye, Face, Hearing, Foot, Hand & Body Protection
  5. Choosing Personal Protection Equipment
  6. NYC Construction Codes Overview
  7. Site Safety Planning
  8. Principles of Fall Protection
  9. Areas Required to have Fall Protection
  10. Types of Fall Protection— Passive Systems
  11. Types of Fall Protection— Active Systems
  12. Emergency Situations & Unsafe Conditions

What You’ll Learn

  1. Identify the components of supported and suspension scaffolds.
  2. Examine common causes and prevention of scaffolding accidents.
  3. Summarize the OSHA standards regarding falls, scaffolds, and personal protective equipment.
  4. Discuss the NYC Construction Code.
  5. Describe the NYC Department of Building Requirements.
  6. Explain general principles of fall protection.
  7. Recall PPE and fall arrest system purposes and uses.
  8. Determine the safety concerns when using a supported scaffold.
  9. Conduct suspended scaffold inspections.
  10. Review emergency situations and preparedness procedures.
  11. Outline the NYC buildings Unsafe conditions (311) notification procedures.
  12. Outline the NYC/DOI Buildings Integrity Training Contact Information Sheet. 

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