This will be a half day program due to the Hands On portion being covered during the Confined Space Program. Thus this program must be done prior to the Confined Space session.
This Training Program has been developed to meet the intent of the Occupational Health & Safety Act (Construction Regulations). The basis of this Regulation is to ensure that all employers provide the following:
that every worker who may use a fall protection system is adequately -----trained in its use and given adequate oral and written instruction by a -competent person.
that training records are kept, including training dates and participants' -names.
that training records are available to the Ministry of Labour on request
To give clear and concise information on Regulation 26.2as well as reference to pertinent information dealing with specific Fall Protection issues.
Fall Protection Categories
An overview of the various categories of fall protection with the emphasis on choosing the proper equipment based on the type of work being performed and the inherent hazards.
Fall Arrest Components
Broken into three parts, we will discuss and demonstrate Body Wear, Connecting Devices and Anchor Points.
Fall Arrest Forces
This section explains the forces that a person's body would be subjected to in the event of fall based on the type of equipment being used.
Total Fall Distance
An important element to understand when selecting the style of equipment and what clearances are required to ensure worker safety.
Five Key Components
This section will allow your organization to form the basis of developing and implementing a Fall Protection Program. The components that will be introduced are;
Inspection and Documentation
This section is a combination of discussion and hands-on demonstrations, which include the importance of proper harness fit and what inspections and maintenance, should be performed and how documentation can be addressed. The participants will have the opportunity to inspect harnesses, lanyards and other fall protection equipment.
This video "Gravity Kills" is a recap of the topics already covered with excellent footage on test criteria that show the effect of fall arrest forces on the body.
This is used as a check and balance to determine how well the course material was covered and understood. The review will be taken up and any areas of misunderstanding will be clarified.
Rescue Equipment and Rescue Practice
This would include a review and inspection of the rescue equipment as well as hands-on rescue, which would include bucket evacuation, bucket rescue, structure rescue, pole top rescue and confined space rescue, dependant on your needs.
Documentation of the training program including the sign in sheet along with each person's written review will be forwarded to the worker's employer. In addition assistance with selecting Fall Protection equipment such as harnesses, wood pole climbing systems and rescue equipment will be given.