Scaffolding Safety Training

Looking for scaffolding training? Our Scaffolding Training has been updated to meet the CSA-Z271 Standards (see below for more information). We’ve been providing scaffolding training solutions for individuals, safety managers, and business owners for over 15 years. This course was built by professional safety trainers to meet and exceed the safety training and compliance standards set by the Canadian regulating bodies.

Online Training

Online Training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores. Online training is also eligible for bulk pricing discounts for groups of 16+ trainees. Contact us for more information.

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Training Kit

The kit is for those who want to do the training themselves. It’s a reusable training presentation that is used to train groups of people all at one time in one location. The PowerPoint, Exams, Keys, Certificates, and more are included. If you need to train a trainer to use the kit we offer a train the trainer online course.

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Train The Trainer

The train the trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an OSHA compliant lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training.

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Competent Person

Competent Person Training is for operators whose employers want the title of a competent person, and who prefer self-paced training from any location. This training is given in the same format as our Online Training, but it has more information.

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Standards Covered in this Training:

As standards change we update our training so you always know you are up to date on current standards.

Canada Standards:

  • CAN/CSA-Z271-10 – Safety Code for Suspended Platforms
  • CAN/CSA-Z797-09 – Code of Practice for Access Scaffold
  • CAN/CSA-S269.2 – Access Scaffolding for Construction

International Standards:

  • ANSI A10.8 – Construction, Demolition Operation

Why 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 prove continued competency.