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Scaffolding - Swing Stage


This course was designed to give instruction on the safe erection, inspection, tagging and dismantling of Swing Stage Scaffolding in a residential or commercial environment.

The course will contain both in depth theory and hands-on practical portions. 

PRE-REQUISIT: Fall Protection



· Ensure students understand the applicable OHS Regulations and CSA Standards

· Ensure students know how to complete a hazard and risk assessment through site inspection and documentation

· Explain Swing Stage Scaffolding

· Explain Tie in methods and proper bracing

· Provide information to students and ensure their understanding of material handling and tools needed for scaffolding erection

· Provide commonly used hand signals for scaffolding

· Demonstrate and practice inspections and tagging of scaffolds and  components

· Demonstrate and practice the safe use of Scaffolding from the planning stage to dismantling 



Chapter 1: Swing Stage Components

Chapter 2: Thrust Outs and Support Hooks

Chapter 3: Wall Rollers and Tie Offs

Chapter 4: Manual Winches

Chapter 5: Power Swing Stage Hoists

Chapter 6: Fall Arrest Equipment

Chapter 7: Wire Rope Fittings

Chapter 8: Swing Stage Safety Rules


· A pass mark of 70% must be obtained on exam in order to proceed to the practical portion.


Practical portion of course consists of:

· Pre-Use inspection of scaffolding equipment

· Proper erection/inspection/tagging/dismantling of scaffolds

· Documenting inspections

· Installing proper tagging systems (Green, Yellow or Red)