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Action OSHA Outreach Construction Training

Scaffold Training

User Awareness (SAIA Certification)
Competent Person Training (CPT)

OSHA Standard - Training Requirements - 1926.454 (b) (1-4) says:

Effective November 29, 1996, the employer shall have each employee who is involved in erecting, disassembling, moving, operating, repairing, maintaining, or inspecting scaffold trained by a competent person to recognize any hazards associated with the work in question.  The training shall include the following topics, as applicable: 1) The nature of scaffold hazards, (2) The correct procedures for erecting, disassembling, moving, operating, repairing, inspecting, and maintaining the type of scaffold in question, (3) The design criteria maximum intended load carrying capacity and intended use of the scaffold, (4) Any other pertinent requirement of this subpart.


Course Title                                                             Class Duration                                 

Scaffold User Awareness (SAIA Certifications)             4 Hours            

This course is designed to help the scaffold user recognize hazards on various types of scaffold. OSHA regulation 1926.454 (a) requires training for all employees who work from scaffolds and must include the following topics;


  1. Nature of electrical hazards, fall hazards and falling object hazards in the work area

  2. Procedures for dealing electrical hazards and for erecting, maintaining, and disassembling the fall protection systems and falling object protection systems being used

  3. The proper use of the scaffold including material handling on the scaffold

  4. The maximum intended load and load carrying capacities of the scaffold

  5. Any other pertinent items that apply to the type of scaffold being used

The SAIA is recognized as an industry leader in the development of scaffold standards and industry related best practices and they are in Alliance with OSHA. This accreditation is recognized throughout the USA, Canada and many other countries. The SAIA (Scaffold Access Industry Association) places a three-year expiration on this training.



Scaffold Competent Person Training (CPT)                    8 Hours           


​Competent person training is available in all three major supported scaffold systems: frame scaffolds, systems scaffolds and tube and coupler scaffolds. This program is for scaffold erectors and covers the safety aspects regarding scaffold foundations, scaffold components, regulations, guardrail requirements fall protection, scaffold stabilization, and erection and dismantling procedures for scaffolds that exceed the height to base ratio. This course has a three year certification. 


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