Exposure to fall hazards in construction is a daily occurrence, but it doesn’t have to be! Unfortunately falls happen too often, and are the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry.
OSG’s Chief Prevention Officer-approved course, Working at Heights: Principles of Fall Protection, has been designed to provide learners with the knowledge required to safely work at heights.
Our program is broken down into two main modules: basic theory and practical equipment. The basic theory module discusses working at heights hazards, controls, introduces the learner to the basics of fall protection, and ladder safety.
The practical equipment module focuses on the application and use of the different fall protection systems, their components, and their limitations. Learners must demonstrate how to inspect the equipment, don and doff the harness, and maintain 100% tie-off. These are performance outcomes and must be achieved successfully.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Recognize working at heights hazards
- Explain the hierarchy of controls
- Discuss safe work plans
- Identify and assess when ladders are appropriate
- Explain proper inspection, care, and use of ladders
- Describe types of warning methods and physical barriers
- Identify when warning methods and physical barriers are required
- Discuss limitations, application, and storage of different fall protection systems
- Calculate fall distances
- Demonstrate how to inspect equipment, don and doff a harness, and maintain 100% tie-off
- Discuss the differences between permanent, temporary, and structural anchors
- Select the appropriate fall protection equipment when working on a platform
- Explain the purpose, roles, and responsibilities of workplace parties with respect to a rescue plan
OSG Inc. is an Ontario Chief Prevention Officer Approved Training Provider for the Working at Heights: Construction Program.
Participant manual, test, a record of attendance, and wallet card.
Users of fall protection in the construction industry, supervisors, JHSC members, health and safety representatives.
Ont. Reg. 213/91 Construction Projects s. 26.2 (1)