Scaffold users are those whose work requires them, at least some of the time, to be supported by scaffolding to access the area of a structure where that work is performed.
Training or Competent Person Requirements
Employers are required by OSHA standards to have a qualified person provide training to each employee who performs work while on a scaffold. The training must enable employees to recognize the hazards associated with the type of scaffold being used and to understand the procedures to control or minimize those hazards.
OSHA defines a qualified person as one who:
- Possesses a recognized degree, certificate, or professional standing, or
- Has extensive knowledge, training and experience.