Working at Heights
Anyone can use ladders, scaffolding, scissor lifts or bucket trucks – but can they do so safely? One of the leading causes of falls in the workplace is inadequate knowledge of safe utilization of this equipment. The other leading cause is a lack of, or improper use of, Fall Arrest equipment.
Both supervisors and workers must have a full understanding of the rules and regulations pertaining to working at heights. This means thorough equipment inspections, knowing which piece of equipment to use for each job and on-going safety training to stay abreast of changing regulations.
Who Should Attend
Individuals who supervise personnel that work at heights or will themselves be working at heights.
Classroom Topics of Discussion
- The legislative requirements (Government Regulations, CSA Standards and Manufacturers’ Guidelines and Principles);
- The duties and responsibilities of all workplace stakeholders;
- The hazards of working at heights;
- Methods of fall protection and fall prevention;
- Warning methods and physical barriers;
- Ladder safety and working from scaffolding;
- The requirements for the formulation and implementation of a rescue plan.
Practical, Hands-on Activities
To successfully pass this course, participants must demonstrate the following:
- Proficiency in harness ‘Fit Testing’;
- How to install a rope grab on a horizontal and vertical lifeline;
- Proficiency in proper tie-off techniques;
- How to use a beam strap to create a secure anchor point.
Certificate of Completion