Fall protection training

Fall protection training

We offer many training programs about fall protection and rescue to help you secure your employees working at heights. You will be able to apply protective measures complying with regulations and the CSA Z259 standard.

Working at heights training programs for your stakeholders
Overview of the content (theoretical and practical components):

  • Fall statistics
  • Applicable regulations
  • Fall protection system
  • Fall arrest system
  • Free fall distance
  • Vertical clearance
  • The four key principles of fall protection
  • Description of the force  applied to a falling body
  • Explanation of the different forces
  • Swing fall dangers
  • Description of the specialized and improvised anchorages
  • Criteria for the use and inspection of lanyards
  • Personal energy absorber
  • Self-retracting lanyard
  • Criteria for the use and inspection of connecting hardware
  • Robe work: grabs and vertical lifelines
  • Full-body harness vs. waist belt
  • Explanation of the different types of security harness
  • Practical exercise to help the participants learn how to don properly a security harness
  • Security harness adjustment (hands-on)

Training program for your PPE inspectors
Overview of the content (theoretical and practical components):

  • Overview of the general rules and guidelines for the PPE inspection, including regulations, manufacturer’s instructions,  and service life of the equipment
  • The inspection process for the following type of equipment: safety harness,  safety lanyard, self-retracting and vertical lifelines, robe grabs and connecting anchorages
  • The inspection records
  • Documentation and archiving methods

Fall rescue training program
Overview of the content (theoretical and practical components):

  • List regulatory requirements
  • Explain the harness suspension syndrome and its consequences
  • Define the consequences of prolonged suspension
  • Define the different types of fall rescue
  • Define the different types of rescuer
  • Define what is a rescue from heights procedure
  • Establish the steps for the rescue from heights procedure
  • Specify the sections from a rescue from heights procedure
  • Identify the different, specific equipment
  • Positioning of the rescue equipment to the different anchors and systems
  • Inspection of the equipment
  • Access method
  • Method for moving on a structure
  • Proper use and operation of rescue systems
  • Validation of the capacity of each participant of working at heights

Overview of the content (theoretical and practical components):

  • Overview of the laws, regulations and standards related to working at heights, including risk assessement and protective measures. Also, the objective of the course is to perfect knowledge concerning work planning, efficient and functional components of a fall protection system as well as the performance of different types of available equipment as well as their use, maintenance and inspection.

Training for the users working at heights and using this equipment
Overview of the content (theoretical and practical components):

  • Applicable regulations and standards
  • Responsibilities of the employee
  • Description of the types of ladders/stepladders
  • How, when and what to inspect?
  • Inspection sheet and record
  • Road transportation
  • Indoor and outdoor handling
  • Delimitation  of the work zone
  • The right work techniques
  • Straight ladder
  • Extension ladder
  • Stepladder
  • Installation and use of fall protection systems

Training for workers using scaffolding
Overview of the content (theoretical and practical components):

  • Applicable regulations
  • Description of the CSA standards
  • Safety factors
  • Three types of scaffolding
  • Basic inspection
  • Load calculation
  • Scaffolding bases and supports
  • Soles
  • Jack screw actuators with footing
  • Connectors and accessories
  • Vertical latches
  • Scaffolding verticality
  • Wind bracing
  • The “3-for-1” rule
  • Anchorages
  • Stabilizers
  • Types of floor
  • Work platform
  • Selection of the floor
  • Situations requiring guardrails
  • Guardrails
  • Differentiation
  • Ladders
  • Temporary stairs
  • Ramps and gangways
  • Assembly of the scaffolding

Fall protection – Engineering
Securing the roof
System use
Regulatory requirements (OSHA) and their impact

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