FALL PROTECTION TRAINING (INDUSTRIAL)
FALL PROTECTION TRAINING (INDUSTRIAL)Falls from height are the leading cause of accidental death and injury in Ontario. Each day, 80 people are injured from falls at work. According to the WSIB, on average, each injury results in 4 weeks of lost time. The Safe-Tech Fall Protection (Industrial) Training Program is intended for any worker who may at times be required to work at heights where fall protection is required. This program provides workers with the required knowledge to prevent fall related accidents. Participants will be instructed how to select the proper fall protection components for their application and how to correctly use, inspect and maintain their fall protection equipment.
For General industry
FALL PROTECTION TRAINING (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
BOLTONSafe-Tech Training31 Parr Blvd., Unit B, L7E 4E3 (Highway 50 & North of Mayfield Rd. )
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MISSISSAUGAThe Centre for Health & Safety Innovation 5110 Creekbank Road, L4W 0A1 (Dixie Rd & Eglinton Ave E)
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TORONTOAction First Aid 6175 Highway 7, Unit 6 L4H 0P6 (East of Hwy 427)
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- Identification of fall hazards
- Equipment selection/inspection
- Understanding anchorage points
- Fall protection systems and components
- Basic energy dissipation principles
- Calculating fall clearances
- Rescue plan importance
- Standards and regulations
- Body support: application/fitment
- Component inspection and maintenance
- Written examination
- Record of training report
- Individual wallet certificates
- Wall certificate for company
Fall Prevention TipsUse Rails Use rails whenever possible as this is the easiest way to keep workers safe and ensure compliance. Rails are the easiest fall protection system to use regardless of which type you use. PPE Choose proper equipment for the specific job. Ensure your fall arrest equipment (harnesses, lanyard, etc.) meet CSA/ANSI standards. Ensure workers can properly adjust their harnesses so they fit correctly as they are not one size fits all. Evaluate your working conditions and the task to be performed in order to give your employees something that will actually protect them as each situation is different. Workers should to inspect their equipment including harnesses/lanyards prior to every shift as it could fail at any time. Fall Distances If you wear the proper fall arrest equipment and it allows you to hit the lower level before it engages, it will be deadly. Your actual fall distance needs to include the length of your lanyard when deployed, your body length below the D-ring as well as any sag in your harness and anchor system. Acceptable Anchor Points There will be many things that will NOT be an acceptable anchor point on a construction site. The anchor point must support both the weight of the person attached, and 5000 lbs. per person and many fixtures are not going to withstand those forces. You can consider structural steel using a proper beam clamp, a manufactured roofing cart or another manufactured anchor if installed correctly. You should always request documentation and/or an engineer’s approval before deciding to use something as an anchor point. Best Solutions to Working at Heights In many cases a scaffold system will be your best solution and it must be equipped with rails. There may be times you need to work on an aerial lift and require the use of a harness/lanyard and properly tie off. Consider your worksite situation carefully to determine the proper piece of equipment to use. Ladder Safety Ladders are dangerous and the source of many industrial and workplace accidents due to the mindset that they are simple to use. Ensure that the use of a ladder is the best way to accomplish the job you are doing and that workers are properly training on it. Lift Equipment Always receive professional training on the exact piece of lift equipment you will be operating. The operator’s manual and safety signs must be fully understood to have a complete understanding of all safety devices and controls before operating the equipment.
As per Ontario Ministry of Labour standards, the full course is a minimum of 7 + hours. The refresher course is 4 hours.
A passing grade of 75% is required in order to receive a certificate.
Upon successful completion of this course, the participant will receive a temporary PDF wallet card and the Ministry of Labor will directly send each participant their official certificate.