Instructor: Bonnie Prinse

Board: General Education

Credit Hours: 1.00

Approval Number: PACE-SSS-154

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Course Description

Florida CILB Course Approval Number: 0009007

Florida ECLB Course Approval Number: 0008177

This interactive distance-learning course is designed to emphasize hazard identification, avoidance and control — not standards, in an effort to train workers on safety issues surrounding the use scaffolds. No attempt has been made to treat the topic exhaustively and it is not to be taken as a substitute for any of the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 or for any standards issued by the US Department of Labor.
This standard applies to all construction employers and employees who work on, under, or in close proximity to scaffolding and aerial lifts. Employees erecting and dismantling scaffolds also are covered.

General references include OSHA Publication 3150, "A Guide to Scaffold Use in the Construction Industry"


This course contains at least one hour of Workplace Safety (WPS)





This 1 hour of instruction we will address the following topics:

    • General safety requirements
    • Types of scaffolds
    • Proper use of scaffolds
    • Proper training procedures



Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course participants will have a basic understanding of:

    • Scaffolding hazards
    • Safety requirements
    • Essential elements of safe scaffold construction
    • Various types of scaffolds found in workplaces
    • How to use a scaffold properly
    • Training requirements

Instructor Bio

Bonnie PrinseBonnie Prinse

Ms. Prinse holds a BS Degree in Environmental Studies from Eckerd College and has pursued master degree studies in Aquatic Zoology at the University of South Florida. She has written scientific portions of impact statements for wetland/upland land delineation, endangered species studies, and water quality testing while employed with a civil engineering and architectural firm in Tampa, FL. Her experience in environmental studies and new construction lend itself to documentary film making, particularly environmental stories that have taken her to the Amazon in Peru and to Costa Rica. Most recently her involvement with earthen construction projects led to a video production showcasing the benefits of building “green.”

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