The Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, section 139 states, “a person shall not use fall protection equipment after January 1, 2012 unless he or she has completed a fall protection training program prescribed by the Commission”. DMC is an approved Fall Protection training provider as regulated by the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (WHSCC).
Who Should Attend?
This program is intended for both supervisory and non-supervisory personnel that may be exposed to fall hazards in the workplace.
Two (2) Days
Module 1: The Importance of Fall Protection Training
Module 2: Legislative Roles & Responsibilities of Workplace Parties
Module 3: Fall Protection Legislation
Module 4: Roles & Responsibilities of Employers Who Develop Fall Protection Plans for the Use of Fall Arrest Systems or Personnel Safety Nets
Module 5: Fall Protection System Forces & Clearances
Module 6: Hierarchy of Controls & the Development of the Fall Protection Plan & Safe Work Procedures
Module 7: Types of Fall Protection Systems, Equipment & Components
Module 8: Fall Arrest System Equipment & Components
Module 9: The Use, Care, Storage, Maintenance & Inspection of Fall Protection Equipment, Systems & Components
Module 10: The General Requirements of a Fall Arrest Rescue Plan
Module 11: Accident / Incident Reporting & the Basics of Accident / Incident Investigations
Portions of the practical exercise are incorporated throughout the training with a final practical assessment at the end of the two day program. The final assessment includes:
- Selection of a fall protection system
- Pre-use visual inspection and completion of a sample inspection form
- Donning and adjusting the harness for proper fit in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions
- Ensuring proper fit/use of fall arrest equipment using a body holding device while suspended
DMC’s curriculum has been developed and approved as per the WHSCC and meets all requirements of the learning objectives.
Three (3) years