What Will I Learn?

  • Specific safety rules and steps associated with the erection of frame, tube & clamp and system scaffolding.
  • Identify the major items to consider when performing a scaffold inspection.
  • Specify the general requirements for frame, tube & clamp, and system scaffolds.
  • Determine the hazards associated during erection, dismantling, altering and using scaffolds.
  • Design and calculate the scaffold loads.


A competent person is a necessity on every job site and is someone who has sufficient experience and knowledge to recognize scaffold hazards, correct unsafe conditions, and who has the ability to shut down the worksite until any hazards are corrected. The competent person should be the most knowledgeable person, in this case about scaffold safety, on-site.

This 1-day certification course is designed to prepare all trades in understanding the hazards of modular scaffolding, swing stage, and rolling scaffolds including OSHA’s five most serious scaffold hazards: falling objects, falls, unsafe access, scaffold collapse, and electrocutions.

Walk Away With:

  • Training will include a hands-on demonstration of inspection techniques.
  • Training workbook, with extensive notes, to use during the course and on the job site.
  • Certification of Completion provided by College of Southern Idaho.
  • Scaffolding Competent Person wallet card. (valid for 3 years)

Who Should Attend?

This course is recommended for anyone who is responsible for the erection, dismantling and/or use of supported scaffolding systems or anyone interested in understanding more about scaffolding safety.

Instructor Bio

Davy Gadd
Davy Gadd brings a unique skill set to the Workforce Development and Training team at the College of Southern Idaho. Through combining his experiences as a teacher and over 15 years in commercial/residential construction, he has become an effective safety instructor. The past six years he was the senior safety consultant for Northern California’s leading OSHA safety training center and Turner safety.