Course Descriptions

SUPPORTED SCAFFOLD USER HAZARD AWARENESS TRAINING

The Supported Scaffold User Hazard Awareness Training course is designed to help the scaffold user recognize the hazards on various types of scaffold. The course is approximately four hours in length and incorporates a PowerPoint presentation and student interaction that encourages participation. This course is NOT designed for workers who are involved with erecting any type of scaffold and/or have a three-year certification.

SUSPENDED SCAFFOLD HAZARD AWARENESS AND OPERATOR SAFETY TRAINING

This course is designed for employees who perform work while on a suspended scaffold. The curriculum covers the suspended system, the supported system and emphasizes the safety system for those workers operating a suspended scaffold. The course includes hands-on training, basic fall arrest, safe operation of a suspended scaffold, and an introduction to suspended scaffold support systems. This course has a three-year certification.

SUPPORTED SCAFFOLD COMPETENT PERSON TRAINING (CPT)

Competent Person Training is available in all three major supported scaffold systems: frame scaffolds, systems scaffolds, and tube and coupler scaffolds. This program is for scaffold erectors and covers the safety aspects regarding scaffold foundations, scaffold components, regulations, guardrail requirements, fall protection, scaffold stabilization, and erecting and dismantling procedures for scaffolds that exceed the height-to-base ratio. This course has a three-year certification.

SUSPENDED SCAFFOLD COMPETENT PERSON TRAINING (CPT)

An industry standard since 1992, this comprehensive training program explains how to set up, operate, and inspect suspended work platforms. The student completing this course will know the basics required to safely use suspended equipment. On-the-job training after this program will allow participants to apply what they have learned and to gain field experience necessary for any professional. This course has a three-year certification.

JOURNEYMAN SCAFFOLD TRAINING

Scaffold professionals who continually work in the industry erecting and dismantling scaffolds of various types, regardless of height or configuration, may take one or more of the various Journeyperson courses. The Journeyperson Program consists of three levels of training: Level 1 (1st Year Apprentice), Level 2 (2nd Year Apprentice), and Specialty Level (3rd Year Apprentice). This program also requires documented hours worked for each level of proficiency completed.

MAST CLIMBER OPERATOR TRAINING

Through a training alliance with the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF), SAIA offers Mast Climber Operator Training. This course is designed for individuals who work from, or operate, mast climber work platforms. It covers all the safety aspects regarding mast climbers, including pre- and post-use checks, regulations, fall protection, and general use. The course format is a combination of presentation, question-and-answer, practical application, and the final exam. This course has a five-year certification.

AERIAL WORK PLATFORM (AWP) OPERATOR TRAINING

This course is designed for individuals who work from, or operate, boom lifts, scissor lifts, and/or push-around equipment. It covers all the safety aspects regarding AWPs, including pre- and post-use checks, regulations, fall protection, and general use.  The course format is a combination of presentation, question-and-answer, practical application, and the final exam. This course has a three-year certification.

For more information or to sign up for a class, contact Jackie Brown at 816.595.4843 or jackie@saiaonline.org.