The purpose of a Working at Heights training program is to:
- Strengthen workplace safety culture by elevating the profile and importance of preventing falls from heights
- Provide workers who may be exposed to the hazard of falling with adequate knowledge about fall hazards and general safety practices to work safely at heights
- Provide workers who use personal fall protection equipment with sufficient knowledge about its purpose and use
- Reduce the number of fall-from-height incidents, injuries, and fatalities
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize working at heights hazards
- Explain the hierarchy of controls
- Discuss safe work plans
- Identify and assess when ladders are appropriate
- Explain proper inspection, care, and use of ladders
- Describe types of warning methods and physical barriers
- Identify when warning methods and physical barriers are required
- Discuss limitations, application, and storage of different fall protection systems
- Calculate fall distances
- Demonstrate how to inspect the equipment, don and doff of a harness, and maintain 100% tie-off
- Discuss the differences between permanent, temporary, and structural anchors
- Select the appropriate fall protection equipment when working on a platform
- Explain the purpose, roles, and responsibilities of workplace parties with respect to a rescue plan
Following the theory part of the program, there will be a practical evaluation completed. This consists of a facilitator observing the trainee and testing their abilities to put the theory into practice and maintain 100% tie-off as well as use equipment as it is designed.
Supervisors, lead hands, workers, and health and safety committee members/representatives who work on construction sites with fall hazards.
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