Recommended for individuals that the employer is desiring to designate as a competent person for frame scaffolds. The SAIA has an alliance with OSHA and the fact that the employer has sent his Competent Persons through this third-party training carries weight with them.
Note: no training course in itself makes anyone competent. Employers still are responsible to ensure that their competent people have the knowledge and abilities to recognize the hazards on their job sites.
- The need for training
- The five most serious scaffold hazards
- Decking material and loading
- Stationary scaffold requirements
- Rolling scaffold requirements
- Tube and coupler scaffold requirements
- Wall tie placement review
- Stationary scaffold bracing
- Cross braces as guardrails
- Scaffold loads and load chart development
- Hands on exercise
Students receive a comprehensive workbook with this course. Classes should be scheduled far enough in advance to give the students time to pre-study the workbook. This gives the students the maximum opportunity to be prepared with questions and also increases the scores on the 80-question multiple choice exam.
The course begins in the classroom where there is about 4 hours of instruction. After breaking for lunch the class participates in a hands on session which includes the construction of a small stationary scaffold and a rolling scaffold. This may be done utilizing actual scaffolding or a 1/3 scale model.
The class concludes with an 80-question multiple choice exam which is sent to the SAIA for grading.
Class sizes range from 1 to 25 with the optimal size being about 10-15. The time for the course extends with larger classes due to increased discussion time.
Please contact your local Stone Mountain Access representative for a quote.
Students who receive a grade of 70% or better receive a frame ready certificate and a wallet card valid for 3 years.