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Scaffolding Basics

This full day course is available at CWST or at the clients location offsite. The price for this course is $170pp

Minimum class sizes are 5 participants, and in the event enrollment minimums aren't achieved, the next available dates will be offered to clients. 

Anyone completing masonry work, drywall, painting, or working around concrete foundations benefit from this information as we discuss the requirements for safe use. 

Different variations of scaffolding systems:

  1. Standard Tubular Frame Scaffold
  2. Standard Walk-through Frame Scaffold
  3. Rolling Scaffold (Bakers Scaffold)
  4. Crank up to Tower Scaffold
  5. Fold-Up Scaffold Frames
  6. Adjustable Scaffold (Baker Scaffold)
  7. Castor with Locking Device

Certification valid for three years from date of issue.

Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will:

  • Be familiar with where to find information in Construction Regulations relative to Scaffolding systems
  • Understand the relevance of "competency" where scaffolds are erected, inspected and used
  • Identify components used in various types of scaffold systems 
  • Understand the importance of engineered components and working load limits on platforms/ systems
  • Articulate the importance of housekeeping around scaffolding systems
  • Explain the necessity of scaffold inspections and the frequency
  • Recognize the hazards during the erection, use of scaffolding 
  • Describe the importance of guardrails, ladder security, and different ladder types used in scaffold systems
  • Understand where Working at Heights is required and how to manage fall hazards
  • Be aware of challenges in enclosing scaffolding systems during winter seasons
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What people are saying about this course: 

"Great teacher/ trainer!" -- HB, Puroclean Muskoka, 03/03/23

"It was a fantastic course. I rally appreciate the jokes and good environment and the encouragement of asking questions." -- BK. Nestle Foods, 6/15/23

"Trainer was proficient and knew this subject very well -- very useful to protect myself and my coworkers." -- AK, Nestle Foods, 6/15/23

"This morning I got lots of new information which helped me in my future career role. Its easy to understand how to work with my coworkers" -- RY, Nestle Foods, 6/15/23

"Great trainer, simplified all terms, hundreds of examples and real life issues that made training enjoyable, easy to understand, fun activities and lots of Q&A brain storming, keep it up :)   " -- II, Nestle Foods, 6/15/23

"Great understanding on the concepts of scaffolding and the hazards that we faced" -- CT, Nestle Foods, 6/15/23

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