Scaffolding Program

Environmental Health and Safety

Scaffolding is a temporary structure used to support a work crew and materials to aid in the construction, maintenance and repair of buildings, bridges and all other man-made structures. Scaffolds are widely used on UT Tyler campuses to get access to heights and areas that would otherwise be hard to get to. Unsafe scaffolding has the potential to result in death or serious injury. Work on scaffolding requires that the scaffolding has been erected by trained professionals under the supervision of a competent person and that the scaffold has been properly inspected before use. Workers operating on scaffolding with a platform work surface at or above six feet are required to have fall protection. It is also important that each worker is equipped with proper protective equipment and have been thoroughly trained on safe work practices when working on scaffolding. All UT Tyler Facilities and contractors must have a scaffolding inspection completed before work can begin.