Fall Protection

Anyone working at heights 3 meters (10 ft) or above in British Columbia must be trained and qualified in the proper use of Fall Protection systems. Workers are required to receive comprehensive training that meets CSA series Z259 and WorkSafe BC Workers Compensation Act, Part 3: OHS and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, Part 11: Fall Protection.

COURSE OUTLINE:

This course provides comprehensive training in fall protection for employees working at 3 meters (10ft) or more. Training will provide the end user the understanding, skill, and ability to recognize, control and mitigate hazards related to working at heights.

INTENDED FOR:

People working at heights of 3 meters (10 ft) or more

CLASS SIZE:

Maximum 10 students per class

COURSE LENGTH:

Approximately 4 hours

COURSE CONTENT:

Each participant will be instructed in accordance with CSA standards, WorkSafe BC and Federal Regulations.

The following topics will be covered in this course:
  • Federal and Provincial Legislation
  • CSA related codes and standards
  • Hazard assessment, elimination and control
  • Fall safety statistics
  • Types of falls
  • Pre-shift visual inspections
  • Inspection of additional safety equipment
  • Rescue and escape planning
  • Donning equipment: safety belts, full body harnesses, lanyards, anchors, and lifelines
  • Documentation (plans and equipment logs)
  • Fall protection systems -plans, calculations, equipment and components

Upon conclusion of the course, participants will have; developed a comprehensive understanding of the above topics, and participated in group discussions and exercises. Students will also observe a demonstration and practice in the safe use, care and inspection of fall protection equipment.

CERTIFICATION:

A Record of Training (ROT) certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course, and a course system binder will be provided to the organization.The ROT certificate for Fall Protection is valid for 3 years

APPLICABLE REGULATIONS:

Federal – Canada Labour Code Part 2: Occupational Health and Safety
https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/L-2/page-22.html

Provincial – WorkSafe BC applicable Regulations, Policies and Guidelines relating to the: Workers Compensation Act: Part 3 – OHS and Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, Part 11: Fall Protection
http://www2.worksafebc.com/Publications/OHSRegulation/Part11.asp

CSA Standard CSA series Z259 F.P. Standard

ATTENTION HEALTH AND SAFETY ADVISORS/EMPLOYERS

The Occupational Health & Safety regulation requires workers to use a system where they could fall at least 3m (10ft) or where a fall from a lesser height may result in serious injury. Workers must be trained thoroughly in the safe use & limitations of personal fall protection equipment, including safety belts, harnesses, lanyards, and lifelines

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