According to Alberta Human Services, between 2006 and 2010, 18.4% of workplace fatalities were the result of falls. The construction industry has the highest number of falls of all industries. It is critical that you and your employer have a fall protection plan and that each worker has proper training in fall hazards when working at heights.
We offer the OSSA Fall Protection program through CICT.
Length of Course: 9 hours
- We offer the OSSA Fall Protection course through CICT
- OSSA Accredited and ACSA Recognized
- Valid 3 years
- Complies with Industry and Workplace Health and Safety Standards
- Fall Protection Basics
- Hierarchy of Controls
- Travel Restraint and Fall Arrest
- Anchor Points
- Connectors (Lanyards, Snap Hooks and Carabiners)
- Body Holding Devices (Harness Types)
- Specialty Solutions/Situations (Work Positioning, Ladders, Aerial Lifts and Scaffolds)
- Equipment Care (Inspection, Maintenance and Storage)
- Rescue (Concepts, Planning, Suspension Trauma)
- Hazard Assessment and Control
- Theory Test (Closed Book Competency)
Your course will include a combination of theory and practical components to give you a real hands on approach with many types of equipment that are used for fall protection. Some of the equipment you will work with include temporary anchors, various connectors like lanyards, snap hooks and carabiners. Donning a full body harness is mandatory and you will learn how to make compatible connections with the equipment.
Participants are required to perform a “Control Weight Transfer” in a full body harness and as such need to be in good health to be able to suspend in the harness.
Please note that government issued photo identification is required for this course and will be verified by the instructor. Failure to bring the above I.D. will result in a student not receiving certification.
Students will receive a temporary certificate valid for 30 days upon completion of the course and will be mailed a permanent certificate valid for 3 years.