KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) released a web-based version of its Supported Scaffold training course allowing users to learn on their own schedules.

SAIA offers training for both supported and suspended scaffold through its internationally-acclaimed training program. The online-supported Scaffold User Hazard Awareness Training is intended for any and all persons who use a scaffold to access their work, and is a requirement in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR 1926.454(a). The online module is perfect for an on-the-go lifestyle and can be viewed from a computer, tablet or phone. The course takes approximately 3 hours to complete if taken all at once. However, users can work at their desired pace.

Upon completion of the course and receiving a passing score on the final exam, students will receive a printable certificate along with a wallet card for their records. There is no requirement for an in-person or written exam.

SAIA has received positive feedback on the web-based course since it was released July of 2016 and users appreciate the versatility of the bulk-purchase option. Licenses can be purchased to train a large number of employees in different geographical locations, providing added flexibility and helping reduce training costs. 

Licenses sell for $125 per user, but can be resold at any price. For a preview of Lesson 1, click here to view a video clip.

The Scaffold & Access Industry Association offers training courses throughout the year for both SAIA members and nonmembers. Included in the SAIA curriculum alongside Hazard Awareness Training is Competent Person, Mast Climber Operator and Journeyman Apprentice training courses. 

For more information, visit SAIA.