Training

Training is a core element of Committee Week. This year, the SAIA will offer five different classes through its internationally acclaimed SAIA University (SAIAU) Training Program. Early registration is recommended due to limited class sizes and to allow for plenty of study time. Please note that all training classes are separate events from the SAIA Committee Week and incur an additional fee.



2022 COMMITTEE WEEK CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AND SCHEDULE


Train the Trainer Facilitator Skills Workshop | Sunday, May 1 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This interactive, 8-hour workshop is a hands-on approach to the improvement of teaching and learning skills. Participants will review basic ideas about training and adult learning skills, check current practices, and practice their presentation skills. Students will be encouraged to try new instructional strategies and techniques within the safe environment of a group setting. In this workshop, you will have an opportunity to:

  • understand the importance of effective instructional skills,

  • practice a variety of training tools and techniques,

  • recognize the importance of establishing a positive learning environment,

  • use learning objectives to inform students of expectations and intentions,

  • understand the different learning styles of participants, and

  • become familiar with the SAIAU Training Program content.

This workshop develops competence and confidence as an instructor; it is suitable for novice and seasoned instructors alike. This course meets the skills training requirement for new SAIA Accredited Training Institutes and new instructors.

Course Fee: $545 member | $645 non member

Location: The Peabody



Competent Person Training – Frame Scaffold | Monday, May 2 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This class is designed for scaffold erectors and covers the following:

  • all the safety aspects regarding frame scaffold foundations

  • scaffold components

  • regulations

  • guardrail requirements

  • erection and dismantling procedures that exceed the standard height-to-base ratio

The class format includes a combination of presentation, question-and-answer, hands-on component, and a final exam. Participants who score 70% or higher on the written exam AND display competency in building frame scaffolding will receive a Certificate of Completion for the course and wallet card from the SAIAU Training Program. If your competent person designation is more than three years old, you can re-certify here.

Course Fee: $350 member | $450 non member

Location: TBA



Competent Person Training – Suspended Scaffold | Monday, May 2 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This class is designed for suspended scaffold users and covers the following:

  • all the safety aspects regarding suspended scaffold stages

  • ropes

  • regulations

  • guardrail requirements

  • fall protection

  • hoists

  • installation components

The class format includes a combination of presentation, question-and-answer, hands-on component, and a final exam. Participants who score 70% or higher on the written exam AND display competency in building suspended scaffolding will receive a Certificate of Completion for the course and wallet card from the SAIAU Training Program. If your competent person designation is more than three years old, you can re-certify here.

Course Fee: $350 member | $450 non member

Location: The Peabody



Competent Person Training – System Scaffold | Monday, May 2 | 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

This class is designed for scaffold erectors and covers the following:

  • all the safety aspects regarding system scaffold foundations

  • scaffold components

  • regulations

  • guardrail requirements

  • erection and dismantling procedures that exceed the standard height-to-base ratio

The class format includes a combination of presentation, question-and-answer, hands-on component, and a final exam. Participants who score 70% or higher on the written exam AND display competency in building system scaffolding will receive a Certificate of Completion for the course and wallet card from the SAIAU Training Program. If your competent person designation is more than three years old, you can re-certify here.

Course Fee: $350 member | $450 non member

Location: TBA



MEWP Operator Training  | Monday, May 2 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This training is designed for people who want to safely operate MEWP equipment and will include an online component. It instructs an operator to prepare and safely operate various types of MEWP's, also referred to as cherry pickers, aerial lifts or scissor lifts. Categories include Mobile Vertical (3a) and Mobile Boom (3b).

The class format includes a combination of online learning, presentation, question-and-answer, and a hands on practical exam. Upon successful completion of the class participants will receive a PAL card distributed by IPAF. 

Course Fee: $225 member | $275 non member
Location: Universal Scaffolding & Equipment, 973 S 3rd Street, Memphis, TN 38106