Registration open for 2023 SAIA Committee Week

By Lindsey Anderson27 September 2022

Registration is now open for the Scaffold & Access Industry Association’s (SAIA) annual Committee Week, set for March 12-16 at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel in Phoenix. 

Committee Week focuses on the work of the SAIA’s 12 councils, including their current projects, goals and objectives; issues facing their respective industry segment; emerging trends; and any new programs, initiatives or activities for the coming year.

Anyone who works in the scaffold and access industry can attend, including manufacturers, rental houses, suppliers, distributors, contractors, educators, labor groups and consulting firms. SAIA membership is not necessary to attend and participate. 

For anyone interested in training opportunities, the following classes will be available: 

Train The Trainer Facilitator Skills Workshop

Sunday, March 12

9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cost: $545 member | $645 non-member

Location: Sheraton Phoenix

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 and it is also suitable for novice and seasoned instructors alike. This course meets the skills training requirement for new SAIA Accredited Training Institutes and new instructors.

Competent Person Training – Frame Scaffold

Monday, March 13

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cost: $350 member | $450 non-member

Location: Action Scaffold - 2229 S. 16th St. (Corner of 16th St. & E. Rariden)

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 percent 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.

Competent Person Training – System Scaffold

Monday, March 13

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cost: $350 member | $450 non-member

Location: Action Scaffold - 2229 S. 16th St. (Corner of 16th St. & E. Rariden)

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.

Competent Person Training – Suspended Scaffold

Monday, March 13

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cost: $350 member | $450 non-member

Location: Sheraton Phoenix

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 and installation components.

The class format includes a combination of presentation, question-and-answer, hands-on component and a final exam. Participants who score 70 percent 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.

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