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OSHA-compliant training that helps you stay safe and productive

Our in-person, hands-on training is available throughout the year at each of our North American operation centers. The courses are available to all personnel using suspended scaffold equipment.

Spider’s Competent Person Training program is a knowledge-based course. Combined with authority granted by an employer, this training meets the OSHA standard for a “Competent Person”. Successful students receive a certificate of completion.

Training Courses

  • Competent Person Training – Commercial: 10-hour base course completed in one calendar day
  • Competent Person Training – Industrial: Same as the commercial course but substitutes industrial rigging for commercial rigging
  • Commercial Hoist Operation and Use: Focused on electric drum and traction hoists for commercial applications
  • Industrial Hoist Operation and Use: Focused on pneumatic drum and traction hoists for industrial applications
  • Wind Access Safety & Training: Content specialized for wind farm technicians that meets the requirements of OSHA and several wind turbine OEMs.
  • City of Chicago Department of Buildings approved Competent Person Training Course

Competent Person Training

Spider has delivered its hands-on 10-hour Competent Person Training to more than 15,000 people.

What is Competent Person Training?

OSHA defines a Competent Person in 29 CFR 1926.450(b) and 1926.32(f) as “one who is capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.”

Spider’s Competent Person Training is designed to meet the OSHA standards. The program provides suspended scaffold operations training on hazard awareness and mitigation, fall protection, basic rigging techniques, and mitigation of site risks. When an individual successfully completes this program, an employer can deem them competent to use suspended scaffolding equipment.

What will the program do for me?

Once successfully completed, Spider’s Competent Person Training allows employers to deem an individual competent to use suspended scaffold equipment. While successfully completing this program cannot guarantee a safe workplace, it does provide workers with an in-depth knowledge of safe assembly and operational practices for suspended scaffolding equipment. Properly trained employees, working with well-designed and serviced equipment, go a long way toward ensuring job safety.

Workers completing the course receive a certificate suitable to show an OSHA inspector during on-site visits. In addition, completing the course provides proof of ongoing safety training for both OSHA and your insurance company and shows your general contractor or owner that you comply with OSHA safety codes for suspended scaffolds.

Wind Access Safety & Training

Spider’s Wind Access Safety & Training program provides content specialized to wind farm technicians.

This training is offered in our industry-leading training facility as well as at field locations with full access for safe rigging, ladder climbing and fall prevention. The content of this course meets the standards set by OSHA for competent person training and has also been approved by several wind turbine OEMs.

Individuals who successfully complete the program receive a certificate for verification.

Sign Up for Training

Training courses are available year-round at all of our North American operation centers to ensure swing stage operators across the country have convenient, local access to our OSHA-compliant courses. If you don’t see a Competent Person Training class on our schedule that works for you, call us at 877-774-3370 to discuss additional suspended access and scaffolding training opportunities.

Color Guide

CPT – Commercial

CPT – Industrial

City of Chicago DOB CPT

Canada Swing Stage Awareness – User/Operator

Canada Swing Stage – Erector/Operator