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Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

This pre-employment training takes just 6 weeks to complete and is the first step toward the North American-wide recognized SAIA (Scaffold & Access Industry Association) Industrial Scaffold Apprenticeship Training Program.

Become a competent person for frame, tube and coupler and systems scaffolds.

METI is proud to serve as Atlantic Canada’s accredited training institute for the SAIA and offers SAIA apprenticeship.

Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

Frame Scaffold Training

Learn to erect one of the most commonly used scaffold system in the construction industry, frame scaffold. This scaffold consists of welded steel or aluminum frames connected by cross braces to form a framework to support scaffold planks or other scaffold platform systems.

Tube & Coupler (Clamp) Scaffold Training

Train to erect this versatile type of scaffold, consisting of aluminum tubes and clamps. Vertical tubes are connected to horizontal tubes via right angle clamps. Diagonal tubes are connected to the scaffold via swivel clamps in order to stabilize the scaffold. Tube and Clamp scaffold is best suited for refineries, oil and gas plants and other industrial settings due to its versatility and light tubular extrusions.

Systems Scaffold Training

Train in erection of System Scaffold, which is made up of different sized vertical posts and horizontal and diagonal members. The vertical posts have fixed connection points spaced at regular intervals to which you can quickly connect the horizontal and diagonal tubes, and can be used as an alternative to traditional ‘Tube & Clamp’. System scaffold is also used in the same work environments, due to the fact it is quick as frame, yet as versatile as Tube and Clamp.

Frame Scaffold

system scaffold
Systems Scaffold

tube and clamp.
Tube and Clamp Scaffold

Our Scaffold Training curriculum is specified and approved by SAIA’s Competent Person’s Training for Frame Scaffolds, Tube and Coupler (clamp) Scaffolds / and Systems Scaffolds.

Our Pre-Employment Scaffold Program core training not only provides you with SAIA curriculum, our scaffold training also gives you certifications from a number of nationally recognized organizations, including the Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA), Enform, Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA).

Industry Endorsement

METI started a training program tailored to support the needs of Eastern Canadians that provides not only industrial training, but training that meets all the requirements for easy transition into the Alberta Oil Sands for all his successful students. Not only does this assist the students in finding viable employment, it also supplies revenue and spending in the Eastern Provinces.

I had the pleasure of visiting METI as they were graduating a scaffold training class. I found their facility to be top notch and as a fellow training provider I was envious of the ideal practical and theoretical training set up. The practical area uses all 3 major scaffold types (system; brace and frame; and tube and coupler) and includes some skids that allows the students to navigate their scaffold designs in a realistic environment.

The computer lab allows the instructors to use all of today’s technology to ensure that all the students are well versed in SAIA Best Practices; OH&S Codes; and CSA Standards. This combination has produced some exceptional workers and that have a great head start in the scaffolding industry. I have personally hired some of these graduates and they have been successful in completing their scaffolding apprenticeships.

Since the start of this institute they have added the Journeyman Scaffolder Course to their available deliveries. I have met and have much respect for their trainers and all their supporting staff. I would not hesitate to ever refer anyone interested in industry training to attend this facility

Rick Beaulieu
Construction Manager
REDI Energy Services

Admissions Process

Our admissions team is here to help you through your enrollment process. If you have questions, give us a call or stop by our campus on Alexandra Street.

  • A completed application form
  • An updated resume
  • A transcript of your 12 marks (or GED) OR take a Scholastic Level Exam (SLE) at our campus
  • An interview with our admission team (Skype, Google Hangouts or telephone interviews may be an option)

SAIA Training at METI

ACSA CSTS Training H2S Alive Training OSSA Training

 Pre-Employment Scaffold Program Description: Areas of Study

  • Along with Frame, Tube & Coupler (clamp) and System Scaffolds training we give you the following Industry Certifications:
  • Construction Safety Training Systems (CSTS) Training
  • H2S Alive Training (Enform)
  • OSSA Basic Safety Orientation 
  • OSSA Fall Protection Training 
  • OSSA Confined Space Entry & Monitor Training
  • Fall Protection Training (NS)
  • Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) Training

METI Scaffold Training; Watch a full day of builds in METI’s Training facility.

 What you can Expect from our Pre-Employment Scaffold Program:

  • SAIA’s Competent Person’s Training for Frame Scaffolds, Tube and Coupler (clamp) Scaffolds / and Systems Scaffolds.
  • OSSA training certifications required to be job ready
  • H2S Alive Training (Enform)
  • Experienced, Journeyman Instructors

METI is proud to serve as Atlantic Canada’s Accredited Training Institute (ATI) for the Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA).Scaffold Training at M.E.T.I.

Our Scaffold Training graduates hired by employers who visited METI to recruit.M.E.T.I. Scaffold Training Job Fair

Pictured are Leyna Sledz of Cornerstone Industrial Ltd; Elmer Haan, Program Manager, CLAC; Joe Pembroke of METI; Floyd Houle, Senior Scaffold Manager of ClearStream Energy Services; Stewart VanDyke of Critical Safety & SAIA; Rick Beaulieu of Quinn Contracting Ltd.  METI continues to build relationships that benefit our business, our students, and the employers.

Click here to apply online for Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

More Reasons to take Scaffold Training with METI; SAIA Scaffolding Apprenticeship:

SAIA First Year Scaffold Erector Course and Exam
This module is designed for scaffolders with 1600 hours of scaffolding experience and covers basic tools, hoisting and rigging, scaffolding math, and industry regulations and safety. It introduces students to the fundamentals of Frame Scaffolds, Tube and Clamp Scaffolds, and System Scaffolds. The major focus of this class is to heighten the student’s safety knowledge of materials and codes within your region.

SAIA Second Year Scaffold Erector Course and Exam
Second Year Trainee status is achieved upon completion of First Year level. SAIA Second Year Scaffold Erector Course and Exam PREREQUISITE: COMPLETION OF LEVEL 1 This module is designed for scaffolders with 3200 hours of scaffolding experience. This module instructs a student to build more advanced scaffolds. Theory includes proper and safe work practices and basic blueprinting scaffolds. The practical is based on independent structure scaffolds including tower with buttresses, tower with cantilevers, area scaffolds, and scaffold runs.

SAIA Third Year (Journeyperson) Scaffold Erector Course and Exam
Third Year Trainee status is achieved upon completion of Second Year level. SAIA Third Year Scaffold Erector Course and Exam PREREQUISITE: COMPLETION OF LEVELS 1 AND 2 This module is designed for scaffolders with 4800 hours of scaffolding experience. This module covers advanced theory including weight load math, advanced blue printing, and take-off techniques.
The practical includes a blueprinted scaffold including hangers and cantilevers. Professional Scaffold Erector status is achieved upon completion of Third Year level.

METI Scaffolding Training is featured in QUINN company magazine.

Click here for METI’s Quinn story:

Scaffold Training

 M.E.T.I. Scaffold Training Instructor

METI Scaffold Training Journeyman Instructor, Gerard Jessome is seen here shooting pictures with NovaStream Productions for the Scaffold and Access Industry Association’s (SAIA) publication.
METI serves as Atlantic Canada’s Accredited Training Institute (ATI) for the SAIA, and has been asked by the SAIA to provide images of our training

We rent tube & coupler, system or basic frame scaffold equipment, and we deliver scaffold gear to where you need it.  Contact us today 902-539-9766, training@metiatlantic.comM.E.T.I. Scaffold Rental

METI Pre Employment Scaffold Course

Pre Employment Scaffold Course


Your Scaffold Training Ticket

Your Scaffold Training Ticket is provided on completion of this course. Whether you are looking for a Scaffold Training Ticket, a Scaffold Training Certification, or completion of a Scaffold Training Course, this is the correct course. Upon completion of METI’s Scaffold Training – SAIA Scaffold Erector Certificate Program, you will receive a SAIA Scaffold Erector Ticket recognized across North America.  Your SAIA Scaffold Erector Ticket or SAIA Scaffold Erector Certificate (call it what you like), will show prospective employers that you have the right credentials.

Your Scaffold Training Certification

Prospective employers may require confirmation of your SAIA Scaffold Erector Certification. We keep your records on file permanently. Feel free to have your prospective employer contact METI to confirm your SAIA Scaffold Erector Certification.

Pre-Employment Scaffold Program Enrollment and Financing Options

If you are considering Scaffold Training our Admissions team is here to help you with the registration process.  We can field any enrollment questions you have about our Scaffold Training – SAIA Scaffold Erector Certificate Program or any of our full time programs, and to provide information about financing options that may be available to you.  Contact our admissions team today: 902-539-9766, (toll free) 1-877-800-6384 or email training@metiatlantic.com