Training

Training is a core element of the 2019 SAIA Annual Convention & Exposition. This year, the SAIA will offer four different classes* through its internationally acclaimed SAIA University (SAIAU) Training Program.

It’s a great opportunity for new Accredited Training Institute (ATI) instructors to fulfill their training requirement, while experienced instructors have a chance to brush up on their teaching and presentation skills.

Those with outdated Competent Person Training (CPT) certificates can conveniently re-certify onsite. If your certification has expired, or will soon expire, don’t wait – sign up for any of the frame, system, and suspended scaffold CPT courses to get reinstated!

We recommend that you register early in order to allow ample time to study beforehand. Course materials will be sent upon receiving your registration. Please bring the textbook with you on the day of class for review.

*Please note that all training classes are separate events from the Convention and will incur an additional fee. A $75 processing fee will be assessed for all training class cancellations.

 

2019 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS AND SCHEDULE

Train the Trainer Facilitator Skills Workshop | Sunday, September 22 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

This interactive, 8-hour course is a hands-on approach to the improvement of teaching and learning skills. Participants will review basic ideas about training and adult learning skills, check current practices, and practice their presentation skills. Students will be encouraged to try new instructional strategies and techniques within the safe environment of a group setting. In this workshop, you will have an opportunity to

  • understand the importance of effective instructional skills,

  • practice a variety of training tools and techniques,

  • recognize the importance of establishing a positive learning environment,

  • use learning objectives to inform students of expectations and intentions,

  • understand the different learning styles of participants, and

  • become familiar with the SAIAU Training Program content.

This workshop develops competence and confidence as an instructor; it is suitable for novice and seasoned instructors alike. This course meets the skills training requirement for new SAIA ATI instructors.

Course Fee: $545


Competent Person Training – Frame Scaffold | Monday, September 23 | 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This program is designed for scaffold erectors and covers the following:

  • all the safety aspects regarding frame scaffold foundations

  • scaffold components

  • regulations

  • guardrail requirements

  • erection and dismantling procedures that exceed the standard height-to-base ratio

The course format includes a combination of presentation, question-and-answer, hands-on component, and a final exam. Participants who score 70% or higher on the written exam AND display competency in building frame scaffolding will receive a Certificate of Completion for the course and wallet card from the SAIAU Training Program. If your competent person designation is more than three years old, you can re-certify here.

Course Fee: $350


Competent Person Training – Suspended Scaffold | Monday, September 23 | 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This program is designed for suspended scaffold users and covers the following:

  • all the safety aspects regarding suspended scaffold stages

  • ropes

  • regulations

  • guardrail requirements

  • fall protection

  • hoists

  • installation components

The course format includes a combination of presentation, question-and-answer, hands-on component, and a final exam. Participants who score 70% or higher on the written exam AND display competency in building frame scaffolding will receive a Certificate of Completion for the course and wallet card from the SAIAU Training Program. If your competent person designation is more than three years old, you can re-certify here.

Course Fee: $350


Competent Person Training – System Scaffold | Monday, September 23 | 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This program is designed for scaffold erectors and covers the following:

  • all the safety aspects regarding system scaffold foundations

  • scaffold components

  • regulations

  • guardrail requirements

  • erection and dismantling procedures that exceed the standard height-to-base ratio

The course format includes a combination of presentation, question-and-answer, hands-on component, and a final exam. Participants who score 70% or higher on the written exam AND display competency in building frame scaffolding will receive a Certificate of Completion for the course and wallet card from the SAIAU Training Program. If your competent person designation is more than three years old, you can re-certify here.

Course Fee: $350