Spider, a division of SafeWorks LLC, recently conducted customized Competent Person Training and User Training for nearly 100 workers to prepare them for work on a new nuclear plant in Georgia.

Spider’s Competent Person Training is designed to meet OSHA standards and provides classroom and hands-on suspended scaffold operations training on hazard awareness and mitigation, fall protection, basic rigging techniques and achieving mitigation of site risks. Successful completion of the program allows the employer to deem an individual competent to use suspended scaffolding equipment.

As Spider’s certified trainer and member of Spider Systems Group, Steve Cabral led 18 employees of a top customer through this program at the nuclear facility over the course of two full days.

In addition, more than 70 employees of the same customer completed the two-hour User Training, also led by Cabral, to familiarize themselves with the safe operation of the powered access equipment to be used on site.

“The need for training on this site was critical and immediate,” said John Sotiroff, vice president Spider Sales and Distribution. “Spider delivered prompt, proper, OSHA-certified training on-site for the customer, and has been credited for the safe, productive progress made thus far on the project.”

For more information about Spider’s training opportunities, visit www.spiderstaging.com/training.aspx.

Seattle-based Spider is No. 65 on the RER 100.