Recommended for individuals that the employer is desiring to designate as a competent person for frame scaffolds. The SAIA has an alliance with OSHA and the fact that the employer has sent his Competent Persons through this third-party training carries weight with them.
Note: no training course in itself makes anyone competent. Employers still are responsible to ensure that their competent people have the knowledge and abilities to recognize the hazards on their job sites.
The need for training
The five most serious scaffold hazards
Decking material and loading
Stationary scaffold requirements
Rolling scaffold requirements
Tube and coupler scaffold requirements
- System scaffold construction
- Specialty uses of system scaffolds
Wall tie placement review
Stationary scaffold bracing
Cross braces as guardrails
Scaffold loads and load chart development
Hands on exercise
Students receive a comprehensive workbook with this course. Classes should be scheduled far enough in advance to give the students time to pre-study the workbook. This gives the students the maximum opportunity to be prepared with questions and also increases the scores on the 80 question multiple choice exam.
The course begins in the classroom where there is about 4 hours of instruction. After breaking for lunch the class participates in a hands on session which includes the construction of a small stationary scaffold and a rolling scaffold.
The class concludes with an 80 question multiple choice exam which is sent to the SAIA for grad
Class sizes range from 1 to 25 with the optimal size being about 10-15. The time for the course extends with larger classes due to increased discussion time.
Cost per student: $300
Students who receive a grade of 70% or better receive a frame ready certificate and a wallet card valid for 3 years.