Competent Person Training

Scaffold Competent Person Safety Training

A ” Competent Person” Scaffold Training Program Developed and sanctioned by the SAIA and taught by a Scaffold Service accredited Trainer.

Joel Almquist is the accredited training instructor for this class.

Topics to be Covered:

  • Types of Access Scaffolds
  • Standards and Regulations
  • Foundation Requirements
  • Platforms and Platform Materials
  • Scaffold Erection & Dismantling Procedures
  • Personal Protection Equipment
  • Scaffold’s Tools

Course Content

Available for Frame & Brace Systems and Swing Stage. This program is for anyone who deals with, oversees, or installs any type of scaffold equipment, and covers safety aspects regarding Scaffold Foundations, Scaffold Components, Regulations, Guardrail Requirements, and erection and dismantling procedures for scaffold that exceed the 4 to 1 base ratio and need to be stabilized. The course will entail approximately 20 hours, requiring students to read the course material prior to coming to the workshop. Home study will be followed by a one day qualified instructor led class. Hands on erection will include wall ties. Conduct inspections to ensure knowledge of recognizing hazardous components and situations relevant to a safe scaffold set. This class will review the study material using job site examples. The Class will also include a hands-on course involving student participation. A written exam will be given at the end of the day for a pass or fail grade. A score of 80% or better is required to pass the class.

A Certificate of Completion will be issued by the SAIA to those who successfully complete the course.


The Course fee is $ 125.00 per person, with discounts available groups. This includes the textbook, all course handouts, continental breakfast, snacks and lunch. You may register by phone, mail, or form below and pay by check.


If you are unable to attend on the day for which you are registered, please let us know at least 24 hours in advance. Course fees are transferable but are not refundable.

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