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Scaffolding Training & Certification


We Offer Three Different Types of Safety Trainings

Whether you want training for scaffolding and certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the scaffolding training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford. Meets all scaffolding Canada requirements.

Online Training

Scaffolding Training Online is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training courses. Online training is also eligible for bulk pricing discounts for groups of 16+ trainees.

Training Kits

The kit is for those who want to do the training themselves. It’s a scaffolding training powerpoint presentation used to train groups of people at one time in one location. If you need to train a trainer to use the kit we offer a train the trainer course.

Train the Trainer

The Scaffolding Train the Trainer Online Course is meant to certify a single individual to use the training kit to train others. The kit is included with the train the trainer online course at no additional cost and is reusable. Results in a lifetime certification.

What’s in the Scaffolding Training Course?

Our Scaffolding safety training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills Canada’s classroom training requirement. Each class contains sections on the anatomy, proper inspection techniques, stability, safe operations, common hazards, and more.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required.

Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, and local standards, this training encompasses the following standards for Scaffolding:

Canada Standards

  • CAN/Canada-Z271-10 – Safety Code for Suspended Platforms

  • CAN/Canada-Z797-09 – Code of Practice for Access Scaffold

  • CAN/Canada-S269.2 – Access Scaffolding for Construction

Why do I need scaffolding training?

In line with regulations, anyone who works with scaffolding must receive training prior to working on their own. The requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.

When it comes to refresher training, the standards in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that proves continued competency.

Stay Informed On All Things

Did You Know?

  • The number one cause of scaffolding fatalities is improper assembly of the scaffolding.

  • Scaffolding is number three on OSHA’s top ten most cited standards of 2018 (Source: OSHA)

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