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Nearly 20 % of all lost time injuries can be attributed to falls in the workplace.
The majority of falls occur on the same level, while others involve falls to a lower level. The latter usually resulting in more serious injuries or death. Falls are preventable.
Our Fall Protection Program will provide participants with an understanding of their responsibilities when working in areas where fall hazards exist, the use of and inspection of the required equipment and the critical controls necessary to reduce the risk of a fall. Upon successful completion, a certificate will be issued automatically. This training is geared towards the ‘non construction’ sector.
In Ontario, ‘online fall protection’ training will no longer be valid as a re-certification program. The Ontario MOL has updated the standard for the ‘Construction Sector’, and its now called ‘Working at Heights’ training and must be ‘instructor led’
Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009
Section 139 – General Protection
“Subject to subsections (3) through (8), an employer must ensure that a worker is protected from falling at a temporary or permanent work area if a worker may fall, (a) a vertical distance of 3 metres or more, (b) a vertical distance of less than 3 metres if there is an unusual possibility of injury, or (c) into or onto a hazardous substance or object, or through an opening in a work surface.”
Section 141- Instruction of Workers
“An employer must ensure that a worker is trained in the safe use of the fall protection system before allowing the worker to work in an area where a fall protection system must be used.”
British Columbia Legislation
Occupational Health & Safety Regulations
Section 11.2 – Obligation to Use Fall Protection
1. Unless elsewhere provided for in this Regulation, an employer must ensure that a fall protection system is used when work is being done at a place.
6. Before a worker is allowed into an area where a risk of falling exists, the employer must ensure that the worker is instructed in the fall protection system for the area and the procedures to be followed.
Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 217/2006
1. An employer must: (a) develop and implement safe work procedures to prevent falls at the workplace;
(b) train workers in the safe work procedures; and (c) ensure that workers comply with the safe work procedures.
“An employer must ensure that a worker using a fall protection system is trained in its use, care and inspection by a competent person.”
New Brunswick Legislation
REGULATION 91-191 PART VII
“Where protective equipment is required to be used by an employee under this Regulation, an employer shall provide the protective equipment required and shall ensure that the employee is instructed and trained in the proper use and care of the protective equipment.”
“Where an employee is required to work from: (a) an unguarded work area that is (i) more than 3 m above the nearest safe level, (ii) above any surface or thing that could cause injury to the employee upon contact, or
(iii) above any open top tank, pit or vat”
Nova Scotia Legislation
Fall Protection and Scaffolding Regulations Part II – Section 7(1)
“Where a person is exposed to the hazard of falling from a work area that is (a) 3 m or more above the nearest safe surface or water; (b) above a surface or thing that could cause injury to the person upon contact; (c) above an open tank, pit or vat containing hazardous material, (i) the person shall wear a fall arrest system that includes a full body harness, a lanyard and an anchor point and that otherwise complies with Section 8
NOTE: in Ontario, ‘online fall protection’ training will no longer be valid as a re-certification program. The Ontario MOL has updated the standard for the ‘Construction Sector’, and its now called ‘Working at Heights’ training and must be ‘instructor led’
Industrial Establishment Regulation 851 – Section 85
“ Where a worker is exposed to the hazard of falling and the surface to which he or she
might fall is more than three metres below the position where he or she is situated,
the worker shall wear a serviceable safety belt or harness and lifeline adequately secured to a fixed support and so arranged that the worker cannot fall freely for a vertical distance of more than 1.5 metres.”
Construction Projects Regulation 213/91 – Section 26.2(1)
“An employer shall ensure that a worker who may use a fall protection system is adequately trained in its use and given adequate oral and written instructions by a competent person.”
Prince Edward Island Legislation
Fall Protection Regulations – Section 2
1. Where a worker is exposed to the hazard of falling from a work area that is Employer required to provide means of fall protection (a) 3 m or more above the nearest safe surface or water.
2. Where, in accordance with subsection (1), an employer provides a worker with a fall arrest system, or with another means of fall protection that includes a harness, safety belt or other item that is designed to be worn by the worker using it, the worker shall wear the fall arrest system or means of fall protection while the worker
is in the work area.
Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 1996, Part IX – Section 116
1. An employer or contractor shall develop a written fall protection plan where: (a) a worker may fall three metres or more; and (b) workers are not protected by a guardrail or similar barrier.
4. The employer or contractor shall ensure that a worker is trained in the fall protection plan and the safe use of the fall protection system before allowing the worker to work in an area where a fall protection system must be used.
Please contact our office for further details on Fall Protection / Fall Arrest Online training.