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Fall Protection in Industrial Workplaces

In industrial settings, work sites and workplaces where workers are using certain types of fall protection equipment, employers must make sure that any such worker has completed a Working at Heights Fall Protection training course. This applies to work sites such as large scale industrial construction projects, light industry and heavy industry – in categories like oil drilling & rigs; shipping, shipyards & marine terminals; machine & facility maintenance; and many other industrial settings involving working at heights and a risk of injury due to falls.

The WAH Fall Protection course covers fall protection equipment such as fall restricting systems, fall arrest systems, safety nets, work belts, safety belts, etc.

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What’s Covered in The Fall Prevention Course

Our Working At Heights – course consists of both in-class lessons and practical exercises. The in-class portion of our course will start with the basics of fall prevention and end with practical, on-site training with the equipment that trainees will be using on the job. The full course will cover:

  • Common fall hazards in the workplace
  • The basics of fall prevention practices
  • The types of fall prevention equipment and how to use them
  • How to safely work on ladders, scaffolding, elevated work platforms, and suspended access equipment
  • Laws and regulations related to working at heights and fall prevention.

Frequently Asked Questions

Each province has their own specific criteria for when fall protection training is required. Common criteria in all provinces include situations where:

  • An employee is working at a height of 3 metres or more.
  • Working at a height of less than three meters where the surface below can cause a greater injury than the fall alone. This includes machinery, materials that can shift under weight, hazardous materials, bodies of water that can pose a drowning risk.
  • An employee can fall between an opening in the work surface
  • Any potential of injury due to a fall exists.

A fall protection plan is a set of specific steps that must be followed in the event of a worker falling from a high altitude. In order to be in compliance with occupational health and safety laws, this plan will need to be developed and the employees trained on the execution of the plan before any work at heights can begin. Our course covers how to develop, implement and manage your fall protection plan.

Fall Protection training is a generalized version of Working At Heights training. Working At Heights training is generally tailored for industries where working at high altitudes is common such as construction, utilities or tree removal. Fall Protection training can be modified to meet the specific needs of many industries based on where fall hazards are likely to be found.

Our fall protection certification is valid for three years, however employers can set their own expiration criteria. This means you may need to take a refresher or recertification course more frequently than three years. Even if you are certified, you will need further training if the fall protection equipment that is used in your workplace changes, or if you are found to be not fully competent in the use of the fall protection equipment in your workplace.

Yes. We are constantly enhancing and upgrading our course offering. New courses will be added as laws and regulations change, and as demand for specific online training appears. If you have a topic in mind that you’d like to see offered as online training, please let us know! ASI offers our clientele customized training in both online format as well as in person. If your organization requires ongoing training for new and existing staff on a specific subject, we can work with you to develop a course that you can utilize repeatedly and reap the cost benefits.