As of April 1, 2015, employers must ensure that certain workers complete fall protection training courses delivered by an approved training provider before they can work at heights.
Fall protection Training in Ontario is mandatory for any workers working above 3 metres without proper guarding. Although similar curriculums across Canada may not be as comprehensive, fall protection training in Ontario teaches the proper use of all the following fall prevention and protection methods:
- Travel Restraint Systems
- Fall Restricting Systems
- Fall Arrest Systems
- Safety Nets
- Work Belts or Safety Belts
Fall protection training in Ontario is required if any of these apply to your employees. There is a two-year transition period for workers working in construction who, prior to April 1, 2015, successfully completed the fall protection training program. Refer to subsection 26.2(1) of the Construction Projects Regulation. These workers will have had to complete an approved fall protection training course before April 1, 2017. It is mandatory for employees that have not had training to complete their course prior to working at heights greater than 3 Metres (9.84 Ft.)
Fall Protection Training – Ontario’s Objective
In the Ontario construction sector, falls are the prime cause of fatalities and a leading cause of lost time injuries. Making construction sites safer is the main objective of the program. Protect your employees and your company with a Ministry of Labour approved fall protection training program. This course will provide your workers with the information needed about fall hazards and safe working practices to apply when working at heights.
Students will learn to identify possible fall hazards and which steps are needed to reduce or eliminate the risk of falls in the workplace. They will also learn how to use applicable fall protection equipment and the importance of an effective fall rescue plan. The training will teach them how to select appropriate equipment for the job, how to inspect and adjust it properly.
What Participants Will Learn:
- Duties of employers, supervisors and workers
- When fall protection is required
- Using guardrails, barriers and bump lines
- Safe use and handling of Ladders, Scaffold and Elevated Work Platforms
- Fall Arrest Planning
- Types of fall protection and prevention systems
- Inspecting equipment
- Emergency Rescue Planning
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