Important Notices & Accommodations

Program Description

This is an IHSA awareness course

The half-day Scaffold Users’ Hazard Awareness program is designed to assist those who work on or near scaffolds to understand the relevant legislation, learn the risks associated with their work, and find out how to manage those risks.

This program enhances the content through discussions and worksheets as well as an actual incident report, a mock inspection, and an evaluation plan. Participants develop a better understanding of their roles and responsibilities as scaffold users and learn a variety of ways to recognize and control hazards in their work.


Program Content

  • Clarification on roles and responsibilities
  • Types of scaffolds and their main components
  • Three-to-one calculations for tie-ins and outriggers
  • Related provincial legislation and review of best practices
  • Related hazard recognition methods
  • Prevention and control methods


This is an awareness session only and does not have a hands-on component.


Who Should Attend?

Persons who work on scaffolds, those who supervise work on and near scaffolds, and those who supervise the erecting, altering, and dismantling of scaffolds should attend. A record of training is provided to participants who successfully complete this program.



There are no perquisites for this course. It is recommended that learners have previously completed Construction Health & Safety Awareness training.


Learning Evaluation

To obtain a certificate of completion for this program from IHSA, the participant must be present for the program and take part in a series of learning activities, including both classroom discussion and worksheets, as well as complete an open book evaluation. Participants are expected to complete it on their own. It should not take more than 30 to 45 minutes to complete and 15 minutes to take up.

Pass/fail criteria: participants must achieve 75% on the review exercise.


Did You Know?

A record of completion will be issued to successful participants.


Participant Course Evaluation

At the end of the training, participants will have the opportunity to evaluate and provide comments about the training they received.


Registration fees for IHSA’s in-class training courses will be increasing. If you are registering for a course scheduled to take place prior to March 31, 2024, the price is unchanged. If you are registering for a course scheduled for April 1, 2024 or later, the price will be higher. Please see the tables below for more information.

Sessions After April 1, 2024

The new pricing listed below will come into effect on April 1st 2024

Price Per Participant at
IHSA Facility
Total Course Price at
Your Facility
Program Duration
1/2 Day
Member Fee
Member Fee
Max Participants
Non-member Fee
Non-member Fee

Session Details

From: Jun 03, 2024 - To: Dec 04, 2024
City: Any
Region: Any

E109566Scaffold Users' Hazard Awareness6/3/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E109632Scaffold Users' Hazard Awareness6/20/2024 8:00:00 AMPeterboroughPeterborough Lions Community Centre Register
E107455Scaffold Users' Hazard Awareness6/25/2024 12:00:00 PMWindsorThe Safety Village - Windsor Register
E111072Scaffold Users' Hazard Awareness7/18/2024 8:00:00 AMWaterlooKnights of Columbus - Waterloo Register
E111033Scaffold Users' Hazard Awareness8/16/2024 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E111107Scaffold Users' Hazard Awareness8/27/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E107537Scaffold Users' Hazard Awareness9/24/2024 8:00:00 AMBrantfordBest Western Brantford Hotel & Conference Centre Register
E111691Scaffold Users' Hazard Awareness9/27/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E111756Scaffold Users' Hazard Awareness10/10/2024 8:00:00 AMBowmanvilleIHSA Training Centre - Bowmanville Register
E111867Scaffold Users' Hazard Awareness10/15/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E114117Scaffold Users' Hazard Awareness11/26/2024 12:30:00 PMWindsorThe Safety Village - Windsor Register
E112107Scaffold Users' Hazard Awareness12/4/2024 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register