Training

Training is a core element at all SAIA events. This year, the SAIA will offer four different classes through its internationally acclaimed SAIA University (SAIAU) Training Program. We recommend that you register early in order to allow plenty of time to study beforehand. Please bring the textbook with you on the day of class for review. Please note that all training classes are separate events from the SAIA Annual Convention and incur an additional fee.
 

2021 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS AND SCHEDULE


Train the Trainer Facilitator Skills Workshop | Sunday, August 29 | 9 a.m. - 4:30 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 Accredited Training Institutes instructors.

Course Fee: $545 member | $745 non member
Location: Hotel


Competent Person Training – Frame Scaffold | Monday, August 30 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 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 member | $450 non member
Location: Sunbelt


Competent Person Training – Suspended Scaffold | Monday, August 30 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 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  | $450 non member
Location: Hotel


Competent Person Training – System Scaffold | Monday, August 30 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 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  | $450 non member
Location: Sunbelt


MEWP Operator Training  | Monday, August 30 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This program is designed for people who want to safely operate MEWP equipment and will include an online component. It instructs an operator to prepare and safely operate various types of MEWP's, also referred to as cherry pickers, aerial lifts or scissor lifts. Categories include Mobile Vertical (3a) and Mobile Boom (3b).

The course format includes a combination of online learning, presentation, question-and-answer, and a hands on practical exam. Upon succesful completion of the course participants will receive a PAL card distrubuted by IPAF. 

Course Fee: $225 member | $275 non member
Location: Sunbelt