“One of the major causes of accidents in the construction industry is falling from heights, thus we are pouring our efforts in ensuring the safety of workers engaged in this area of construction through trainings such as the Scaffold Safety Training. As an accredited Scaffold Erectors Assessment Center, we are also providing trainings to enhance the
skill of construction workers in the installation and dismantling of scaffolds,” said OSHC Executive Director Noel C. Binag, CE, MPA.

The OSHC is set to conduct an on-line Scaffolding Safety Training on July 29-30, 2021. The two-day training is an amalgam of lectures geared to equip participants with knowledge and skills on safe and proper methods of installation and dismantling of scaffolding used in construction projects and work at heights, the right perspective and attitude towards working with scaffolds, knowledge in reading and interpretation of building plans, and scaffold design. This training also features includes general scaffolding safety measures required under Department Order No. 128-13 Amending Rule 1414 on Scaffoldings of the Occupational Health and Safety Standards.

Pre-requisite to the training is completion of the 40-hour Construction Safety and Health (COSH) Training. Interested parties will be screened through this registration link: https://tinyurl.com/ScaffoldSafetyRegistration . A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the qualified participants.

Those who will be accepted in the training must have a laptop or desktop with an internal/external webcam and microphone installed with Spreadsheet and presentation viewing/editing program such as MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Numbers, Keynote, and others and a stable internet connection with a speed of at least 1Mbps. Access through mobile devices like phones or tablets will not be allowed.

For further inquiries, please visit the OSHC website: www.oshc.dole.gov.ph, official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dole.oshc, or send an email to: scd.elearning@oshc.dole.gov.ph, and scdtrainings@yahoo.com.ph.

END/DJ Romero