Scaffold Basic Competency

CLAC Career Development College is an accredited training institute for the Scaffold Industry Association of Canada (SIAC), providing training for all levels – from beginner to journeyperson.

The SIAC Scaffold Basic Competency Course for System and Tube and Coupler Scaffold is a two-day course that instructs participants in the basics of safe erection and dismantling of these scaffold components.

Program Highlights

Designed for new scaffolders, or scaffolders with limited experience, this course covers the safety aspects regarding scaffold foundations, scaffold components, regulations, guardrail requirements, fall protection, scaffold stabilization, and erection and dismantling procedures for scaffolds. The course was developed based on the provincial OH&S code, best practices, CSA Standard Z797-18, and the Scaffold Industry Association of Canada (SIAC).

Participants will be erecting and dismantling scaffolds as part of the workshop and need to come prepared with work boots, gloves, and personal protective equipment. Participation in the scaffold erection projects is mandatory. Students must participate in the projects and achieve 70 percent on the multiple-choice exam to successfully pass the course.


Duration: 16 hours

Expiry: 3 years

Program Fee: $400

Taxes and book fees are included in the course cost.


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