Scaffolding Training & Certification
What type of training do we offer? 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. Sign up for a branch to enable assigning and monitoring of employee scaffolding training courses. Meets all scaffolding CSA requirements.
What are my options for scaffolding training?
What is the scaffolding train the trainer course exactly?
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 CSA compliant lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.
What’s in the Scaffolding Training Course?
Our Scaffolding safety training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills CSA’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:
- Encompasses these 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
- Encompasses these International Standards
ANSI A10.8 – Construction, Demolition Operation
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.
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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