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.

If you are attending the training only, please call the training department, 816.595.4860, for a special training code when you register.
 

2022 CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AND SCHEDULE


Train the Trainer Facilitator Skills Workshop | Sunday, August 21 | 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m

This interactive, 8-hour workshop 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 class meets the skills training requirement for new SAIA Accredited Training Institutes and new instructors.

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


Competent Person Training – Frame Scaffold | Monday, August 22 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This class 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 class 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 class 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: Marr Scaffolding - 1 D St, South Boston, MA 02127


Competent Person Training – Suspended Scaffold | Monday, August 22 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This class 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 class 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 suspended scaffolding will receive a Certificate of Completion for the class 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 22 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This class 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 class 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 system scaffolding will receive a Certificate of Completion for the class 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: Marr Scaffolding Training Center - 15 North Street in Canton, MA, 02021


MEWP Operator Training  | Monday, August 22 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This training 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 class format includes a combination of online learning, presentation, question-and-answer, and a hands on practical exam. Upon successful completion of the course participants will receive a PAL card distributed by IPAF. 

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