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Associated Scaffolding is an accredited training center by the Scaffolding and Access Industry Association (SAIA). We are not owned or directed by any equipment manufacturer, so our focus is on your training, not selling products.  We offer courses at our training centers across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee.  We also offer training courses at customer facilities. All classes are led by experienced authorized instructors.

What is a Competent Person?

“Competent Person” means one who is capable of identifying existing hazards in their surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary or dangerous to employees. A Competent Person has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate these conditions.

How do you become a Competent Person?

A person can become a Competent Person by way of training and/or experience. A competent person must be knowledgeable of applicable standards, is capable of identifying workplace hazards relating to the specific operation, and has the authority to correct them. Competent persons can only be designated by their employer.

Learn More About Our Courses

If the class you need is not scheduled, doesn’t fit your available time, or is not in your area, contact our training department.  We can schedule a class just for your team at one of our training centers in NC, SC, VA and TN or even have the class at a location of your choice. Currently, all classes are available in English only.

Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) Courses

No matter which course you choose, they both have authorized instructors from Accredited Training Institutes (ATIs) who use materials developed by experts within the scaffold and access industry. This ensures that you receive the highest level of training possible. Upon successful completion SAIA will issue you a pocket identification card and a signed certificate.


Have Your Proof of Training Handy With A Wallet Card

Let employers, inspectors, and others know you have the necessary training to do the job safely. Our training
courses provide you with a laminated wallet card you can keep on you at all times.

Our Authorized Training Instructors

Keith Kirkland

Safety Director

Jim Holcomb

Safety Trainer
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Contact a Authorized Instructor

Our instructors take great pride ensuring that you and your team stay in OSHA compliance. We will be more than happy to assist in finding the right safety class for you or answers to any questions you may have.

Lead Instructor - Keith Kirkland
Phone: 919-215-1931

Training Locations

Durham, NC

Durham, NC, USA

Raleigh, NC

Raleigh, NC, USA

Greensboro, NC

Greensboro, NC, USA

Richmond, VA

Richmond, VA, USA

Columbia, SC

Columbia, SC, USA

Knoxville, TN

Knoxville, TN, USA

Charlotte, NC

2401 Nevada Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273, USA


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