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STI Scaffolding “Competent Person/Inspector” Training Course including Frame, Tube & Coupler & System Type Scaffolding (8 hr.).   


The Scaffolding Training Institute (STI) course covers the requirements for safe construction and use of scaffolding using OSHA’s construction scaffold standards as a guide. Employees on or around scaffolding must be trained how to safely erect, use and work around it. This course covers the OSHA Safety Standards for Scaffolds used in the Construction Industry standard (1926 subpart L) is targeted to employees of organizations that must use or erect and or dismantle different types of scaffolding utilized in the construction industry. The approach of this course is to cover hazard identification, control, and checklists for specific types of scaffolds.

OSHA states that the employer shall have each employee who is involved in erecting, disassembling, moving, operating, repairing, maintaining, or inspecting a 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 requirements of this subpart. This class is excellent for Competent Inspectors. Training Includes:Competent person training for frame,    tube & coupler, system type and LOBO scaffolds; Detailed coverage of the OSHA scaffold regulations; Recommended assembly procedures; Step by Step Assembly Instructions; and Scaffolding Inspection Checklist. It is the prerequisite for the Scaffolding Erection & Dismantling Course. 


OSHA 29 CFR § 1926.454 Training requirements states: The employer shall have each employee who performs work while on a scaffold trained by a person qualified in the subject matter to recognize the hazards associated with the type of scaffold being used and to understand the procedures to control or minimize those hazards.

Course topics include:

Scaffolding Training Institute (STI) training manual (340 pages), step by step assembly instructions, STI and OSHA inspection checklists, types of scaffolds, determining scaffold capacity, employee qualifications and training and maintenance, repair and inspection requirements. 

Certificate and wallet card upon completion.

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