Competent Person Training

Scaffold Competent Person Safety Training

A ” Competent Person” Scaffold Training Program Developed and sanctioned by the SAIA.

Accredited Trainer

Joel Almquist

Course Topics:

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

Course Description

Available for Frame & Brace, Systems, and Swing Stage systems. This program is for anyone who deals with, oversees or installs one of these types of scaffold equipment, and covers safety aspects regarding scaffold foundations, scaffold components, regulations, guardrail requirements, and installation and dismantling procedures for scaffold that exceed the 4:1 base ratio and need to be stabilized.

The course will entail approximately 5-20 hours (depending on scaffold type), requiring students to study the course material prior to coming to the class. Home study will be followed by a one-day qualified instructor led class.

This class will review the study material using job site examples and will also include involving student participation.

A written exam will be given at the end of the day, results usually take 2-4 weeks. A score of 70% 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.


$125.00 per person, with discounts available to groups of 6 or more. Price 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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