Dexter Institute 6

Fall Protection

Course Description:

This course is designed to train participants in the fundamentals of fall prevention and protection. In introduces participants to the importance of fall prevention and protection, the differences between the two, and most importantly, how to work safely while working at heights. This course meets the requirements and has been approved by Newfoundland WHSCC and is approved and available in both French and English.

16 hours

Who Should Attend:
Persons who wish to or are required to perform work at heights, Supervisors and Safety Personnel

Training requirement
139(NL OHS Regulations). A worker shall not use fall protection equipment after January 1, 2012 unless he or she has completed a training program on fall protection prescribed by the commission.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of “Fall Prevention and Protection” each participant will have an awareness of:

  • The Importance of Fall Protection Training
  • Legislative Roles and Responsibilities of Workplace Parties
  • Fall Protection Legislation
  • Employer Responsibility for Fall Protection Plans/Programs
  • Fall Protection System Forces and Clearances
  • Hierarchy of Controls and Safe Work Procedures
  • Types of Fall Protection Systems
  • Fall Arrest Equipment and Components
  • Use, Care, Storage, Maintenance and Inspection of all Fall Protection Equipment and Components
  • The General Requirements of the Fall Protection Rescue Plan
  • Accident / Incident Reporting

Recertification: 3 Years