Non-OSSA fall protection:
This 8-hour course gives the participant an overview of the legislation and regulations for fall protection in BC. It describes the types of falls, the rate of their incidence and teaches methods for controlling and eliminating falls. It gives a description of suspension trauma, methods of self rescue and course of action after rescue. It discusses fall protection and rescue planning and the necessity of having written fall protection plans. It describes all types of fall protection systems, both active and passive and the necessary components thereof. It outlines all the specifications for components as far as their manufacture and capacity are concerned. It also teaches the proper methods of donning, doffing, wearing , using and inspecting personal fall protection components. There is a written test consisting of multiple choice, short answer and mathematic calculation questions. For the practical component of the course, the student inspects, dons and doffs his or her personal fall protection equipment and is suspended in the equipment in a safe method, and then assists another participant with their equipment.
The course is referenced entirely on BC’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, publications from the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety and all applicable standards from the Canadian Standards Association.