Classroom Training

System Tube and Clamp Scaffolding Awareness

This one-day course provides participants with the knowledge allowing them to determine whether or not scaffold is adequate for the job, material and personnel loads, and is erected, inspected and used in compliance with all applicable local legislation.   The course content also touches how to identify the responsibilities and general duties of suppliers, employers and workers with regard to the safety of the workplace, in addition to specific duties respecting the use of scaffolding.  Adding value to the learning outcome, the afternoon concludes a hands-on practical component which students participation is required in order to successfully complete the course.   

This event contains 8 technical hours and may be eligible for BCRSP CM points. See the BCRSP website at for CM point criteria.

Course Objectives:

Given the necessary resources and equipment, at the completion of this seminar, the successful student will be able to:

  • Identify hazards that must be considered when erecting or using scaffold
  • Describe the common components and the terminology associated with a scaffold and demonstrate the proper inspection of components prior to use
  • Demonstrate the erection of a simple scaffold or rolling tower scaffold using System, Tube and Clamps or a mixture of both
  • Carry out a daily safety check of a scaffold, demonstrate knowledge of, and be able to reference Saskatchewan OH&S Act and Regulations when erecting or using System and Tube & Clamp scaffold.

Course Content:

  • Review of Legislation (definitions and terms)
  • Pre-Erection Inventory & Inspection
  • Inspection of Components
  • Foundation Considerations – ground stability & levelling
  • Erection of System Scaffold (including components)
  • Working Platforms
  • Ladders
  • Hoist Arms
  • Rolling Tower Scaffolds
  • Steps to be taken to complete an inspection
  • Dismantling
  • Different types of Scaffold

NOTE: Participants MUST bring their own Personal Protective Equipment (hard hat, high visibility vest, safety glasses and safety footwear).


This is a contract-only classroom course that requires a minimum of (8) participants. Please contact your nearest SCSA office to register: 306.525.0175 (Regina); 306.652.0907 (Saskatoon); 1.800.817.2079 (toll-free)