The Introduction to Scaffold Course is for carpenters or scaffold erectors with 0- 2499 hours of scaffold experience and no scaffold training. The classroom portion of the course covers definitions and terms, hazard awareness, rules and regulations, methods and the application of the regulations. The practical portion consists of basic building procedures for frame, system and tube and clamp scaffolds. All aspects are covered, from assessing ground conditions, erecting the scaffold, bracing and tying, access types and ladder cages. Multi- bay, tower scaffolds, and buttresses and cantilvers are erected and dismantled. The practical component of the course is not less than 65% of the course time. As well, some basic knot tying as pertaining to scaffold use and erection is covered.