Scaffold Competent Person - Inspector


Scaffolding Inspector is easier and more economical because the Occupational Safety and Health American Council have developed an updated Scaffolding inspector course based on proven content from the prestigious OSHAC.
The course is suitable for experienced scaffold inspectors, management/supervision who are responsible for inspecting scaffolds and completing the site reports in accordance with the Work at Height Regulations. The three-day scaffold inspection course is quickly becoming established as the qualification expected for those with any supervisory responsibility for scaffold structures. this scheme provides a consistent and more in-depth basis to an important qualification as evidence of competence and capability.

Scaffolding Inspector Course Content

  • Basic Scaffolding Types
  • Definitions & Terminology
  • Interior Birdcage Scaffolding
  • Towers
  • Temporary Edge Protection
  • Openings and Bridges
  • Putlog Scaffolds
  • Chimney-stack Scaffolding
  • Splayed Bays and Returns
  • Independent Scaffolding
  • Protection of the Public
  • Access scaffolds for frame construction
  • Role of an Inspector
  • Industry Performance Standards
  • Working Platforms
  • Ties & Stability
  • Manual Handling Materials on Scaffolding\
  • Statutory Scaffold Inspection in Practice
  • Scaffolding Components
  • Legal Overview
  • Foundations & Ground Conditions
  • Methods of Access & Egress


Whether you volunteered or were invited to be a member of your employer's safety committee, by completing this program you will be able to:

  • Take important first steps to reach your safety career goals.
  • Learn how to be part of your safety committee or team.
  • Help change the safety culture of your company.
  • Show your initiative as a positive asset within your company.
  • Reduce accident and incident

Business Benefits

Did you know a safety committee/team should functions as an internal consultant group within their organization? When used and trained properly, a safety committee/team can:

  • Provide a common foundation for your safety and health committee/team members.
  • Improve the safety culture within your company.
  • Help identify workplace hazards.
  • Reduce workplace injury rates.
  • Improve communication between management and staff.
  • Reduce workplace injury claims.

Intended Audience

This qualification is designed for scaffolding inspector and who working as scaffolding inspector or going to start career as scaffolding inspector. The qualification is intended for candidates already working in scaffolding inspector. This qualification reinforces the responsibilities of the scaffolding inspector and will ensure their knowledge is up to date.

There are several safety positions with different levels of responsibility in an Occupational Safety and Health career path. Each advancing level typically requires higher levels of experience, education, and knowledge and skills in leadership, business practices, safety and health, and communication and information technology. OSHAC wants to help our students who want to learn about these career opportunities..


  • 1 Program Certificate
  • 1 Training Record Card

What you get

Program Certificate
Training Record Card

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Module Quiz

Each course is organized into modules. At the end of each module is a quiz designed to help the student self-assess their understanding of the course content. After submitting their quiz answers, the student is presented with the correct quiz answers. Quiz results are not recorded and can be taken multiple times.

Course Exam

After studying the course material and taking the module quizzes, students can take the course exam. The course exam is designed to test the students understanding of the course material. Course exams are composed of multiple choice questions selected from our extensive question bank.

Exam Characteristics

  • Students have two hours to complete the course exam.
  • You must achieve a minimum score of 70% to pass the exam.
  • If you do not pass the exam, you may retake the exam.
    • Students are only allowed to take an exam three (3) times within a 48-hour period.
    • After the third attempt, students must wait 48 hours before attempting the exam again. During this time, students should review the course material to improve their understanding.
  • After each exam, students will receive an email with references (module and tab) to content associated with missed questions. Students are encouraged to review the course material to improve their understanding.
  • If you pass the exam, you may not retake the exam to raise your score
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