Course Description

This course provides an overview of the potential hazards associated with working at heights and precautions, which should be taken to prevent injuries associated with falls from heights. The program provides an overview of the types of fall protection devices that are available and their intended use. This program will meet the requirements of WorkSafeBC Part 11 Fall Protection and Part 32 Evacuation and Rescue.

Learner Outcomes

  • Overview of the necessity of fall protection
  • Identification, prioritization and control of fall hazards
  • Hierarchy of fall protection
  • Components of personal fall arrest systems
  • Knots, bends and hitches
  • Proper techniques for wearing harnesses and equipment
  • Inspection and maintenance of fall protection equipment
  • Fall rescue protocols
  • Provisions for establishing a rescue plan
  • Written fall protection plans
  • Self-rescue techniques

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We are especially grateful to live, work, and play on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen (Songhees, Esquimalt), Malahat, Pacheedaht, Scia'new, T'Sou-ke, and WSÁNEĆ (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum) peoples. We acknowledge their welcome and graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here.

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