This course will instruct you on how to properly use fall protection equipment in the workplace and how to safely approach working at heights.
Learning Objectives & Specific Outcomes:
Anyone who is required, by policy or legislative standards, to utilize a fall arrest or fall protection equipment in the workplace, must be certified to work at heights. This covers a broad spectrum of job titles based on the type of environments they work in. Examples would be roofers, electricians, construction workers, arborists, boilermakers, scaffolder’s, power engineers and millwrights.
- Provincial legislation
- Equipment: inspection, usage and maintenance
- Fall protection systems
- Fall protection planning
As stated in the OH&S code part 9, a worker must be using fall protection if he/she is at risk of falling:
- A vertical distance of 10ft (3m) or more
- A vertical distance of less than 10 ft. (3m) if there is an unusual possibility of injury
- Into a hazardous substance of object or through an opening in a work surface
- Fall Protection Systems
- Fall Protection Equipment
- Fall Protection Settings
- 1 day (8 hours)
- Worksafe B.C.
- WCB Alberta
- XX years