Well Control Group
IWCF & IADC Certified Well Control School


Safety Courses

Well Control Group offers a diverse set of safety training courses at the Newfoundland location.

Safety is Paramount

For course schedule and prices please email us at training@wellcontrolgroup.com or call us at (709)-368-9355

Safety is everyone's first priority. Experts trained by Well Control Group share their years of experience in class and on the work site, inspecting equipment, reviewing procedures, and assuring compliance with existing regulations. 

Our goals is to offer all the necessary safety training and services that can assist your organization in becoming the best it can be. Currently, we offer regular courses every week at our training location located near St. John's, NL. Courses like Confined Space Entry, Enform H2S Alive™, Fall Protection, and OSSA™ Certified courses are only some of the courses we offer throughout the week.

If your organization wishes to follow the highest standards of health and safety in the industry, we are here to help.

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Scaffolding - Inspection and Awareness


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This is a 2 day theory and practical based course that gives students a good understanding of all the legal requirementsof having a safe scaffold. It covers OHS, CSA standards as well as manufacturers instructions on erection and dismantle of scaffolds. Safe scaffold inspections are performed using a supplied inspection sheet so that students gain the knowledge of what is needed to exercise due diligence when performing inspections.

Course Information

Duration: 2 day course
Components: Theory and Practical

Course Outline

Chapter 1: Introduction

  • Review of Applicable Regulations and CSA Standards
  • OH&S Regulations
  • Manufacturer’s Instructions
  • Ground Conditions (Base plates, sills and foundations)
  • Elevations
  • Tie-In Locations and Bracing
  • Overhead Conditions
  • Electrical Hazards
  • Congested Areas
  • Chemical and Physical Hazards
  • Weather Conditions
  • Cosmetic Considerations
  • Locations of Exits and Utilities
  • Working over Water
  • Hazard/Risk Assessment
  • Review

Chapter 2: Safe Erection of Towers

  • Tools used in Scaffolding
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Material Handling
  • Pre-use Inspection of Scaffolding Parts
  • Scaffolding Hand Signals
  • System Scaffolds
  • Inspections on Scaffolding
  • Review

Chapter: 3 Providing Access

  • Regulations
  • Ladders
  • Ladder Types
  • Ladder Selection and Inspection
  • General Conditions
  • Review

Chapter 4: Braces and Ties

  • Bracing
  • A Correctly Braced Scaffold
  • Tie-Ins
  • Critical Ties
  • Understanding Braces and Ties
  • Review

A pass mark of 70% must be obtained on exam in order to proceed to the practical


Practical portion of course consists of pre-use inspection of scaffolding
equipment, proper erection/inspection/dismantling of scaffolds, as well as
documenting inspections and installing proper tagging systems. Students will
also be graded on their abilities to meet the requirements and standards covered
in this course. Any number of days can be added for practical depending on the
client’s needs.