Safety training

Chicago Scaffolding prides itself on Safety awareness and training, we considers safety to be our highest priority. Fatalities and accidents can be prevented on the jobsite if workers are certified to be competent persons. Chicago Scaffolding is an industry leader in scaffold safety, providing a wide array of courses to contractors and construction workers of all trades. CSI aims to exceed OSHA's scaffold safety standards through educating scaffold users by:

  • Designing and building scaffold in line with OSHA's strict safety standards and guidelines
  • Erecting, customizing, dismantling, and moving scaffold safely by recognizing potential hazards
  • Inspecting scaffolding components for defects, and monitor it's structural integrity


What does the CSI training program offer?

Our training courses educate those involved with the use, erection and dismantlement of scaffold. The following training classes are offered:

Scaffold User Hazard Awareness Training

The Scaffold User Hazard Awareness Program is designed to help the scaffold user recognize the hazards on various types of scaffold. It is approximately four hours in length and incorporates a PowerPoint presentation and student interaction that encourages participation. This course is not designed for workers that do any type of scaffold erection.

Scaffold Competent Person Training (CPT)

Competent person training is available in all three major supported scaffold systems: frame scaffolds, systems scaffolds and tube and coupler scaffolds. This program is for scaffold erectors and covers the safety aspects regarding scaffold foundations, scaffold components, regulations, guardrail requirements fall protection, scaffold stabilization and erection and dismantling procedures for scaffolds that exceed the height to base ratio.

Suspended Scaffold Hazard Awareness

This course is designed for employees who perform work while on a motorized  suspended scaffold. The curriculum covers the suspended system, the supported system and emphasizes the safety system for those workers operating a suspended scaffold or roof top rigging. The course includes hands-on training, basic fall arrest, safe operation of a suspended scaffold and an introduction to suspended scaffold support systems.

Competent Person Training for Suspended Scaffold

An industry standard since 1992, this comprehensive training program explains how to set up, operate and inspect suspended work platforms. The student completing this course will know the basics that are required to safely use suspended scaffold equipment. On-the-job training in our program allows participants to apply what they have learned and to gain field experience necessary for any professional. The program explains how to set up, operate and inspect suspended work platforms.