Fall Protection Hazard Awareness

Fall Protection Hazard Awareness meets basic training requirements of employees working at heights as defined by Section 139 of the Alberta Occupational Code.  A summary of the Code related to Fall Protection can be found at Fall Protection Summary .  Under this legislation, employers must ensure that workers are trained and use a fall protection system under the following conditions:

  • If a worker can fall more than 3 meters; or
  • If a worker can fall less than 3 meters, but is at greater risk of sustaining a more serious injury than falling onto a solid, flat surface.  For example, falling onto machinery, potentially protruding objects or liquid.

Section 141 of the code details minimum worker training requirements for training course curriculum; Arctic Response programs fully meet and exceed these defined standards.  As detailed in the legislation, both theory and hands-on training components are required; on-line training alone does not constitute satisfactory training.

Course Content includes:

  • Canadian Rules and Regulations for at working at height
  • Hazard Identification
  • Methods of Fall Protection
  • Fall Arrest Vs Fall Protection
  • Fall arrest and restraint systems
  • Fall arrest and restraint equipment and components
  • Equipment inspections, care and rotations
  • Practical demonstrations of basic rescue techniques

Under Section 140 of the Code, employers must prepare a fall protection plan if a worker at a work site could fall 3 metres or more and is not protected by guardrails. The plan must include procedures for rescuing workers who have fallen.  Relying on outside resources such as municipal fire services to effect rescue does not meet the employer’s obligations under this legislation.  Arctic Response provides additional consulting services to develop Fall Protection plans and provide tailored training for both Fall Protection Hazard Awareness and Fall Protection Rescue needs.

Course Duration: 1 day