Fall Protection

Part 9, Section 139(1) of the Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code states, “An employer and a supervisor, or a self-employed person, must ensure that a worker is protected from falling if a worker may fall,”

Program Intent

This 8 hour training course provides participants with an overall understanding of what is required to be compliant with Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code Part 9, Fall Protection. At the end of the course, students should understand fall protection safety principles; how these principles apply to their work environment and how to use fall protection equipment in a correct and safe manner. The content of this course covers the general principles of fall protection. Employers are responsible for ensuring their own companies have created a fall protection program which addresses their specific workplace needs.

In addition to Part 9 of the Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Code, this course provides instruction on Parts 1 thru 3, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 23, 28 and 41 of the Code. The course also provides instruction on Parts 1, 2 and 4 of the Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Act and Part 1, Sections 7, 12 thru 15 of the Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Legislation.

Throughout the course, an experienced instructor will provide common examples of how diligent employers, in a variety of industries throughout Alberta meet the fall protection legislative requirements.

Who Should Attend?

All Workers who are required to use fall protection devices while performing work, or individuals who require a basic knowledge of the principles of fall protection for their roles.

Course Content

The objective of this course is to allow the participant to understand the concepts, procedures and tools that are necessary for working at heights. Topics covered in this course include:

  • Overview of portions of the Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Act, Legislation and Code
  • Review of portions of the Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Act, Legislation and Code as it pertains to fall protection
  • Fall protection situational awareness
  • Equipment
  • Special hazards
  • Inspection and maintenance
  • Anchors
  • Special situations
  • Potential injuries due to falls
  • Emergency preparedness and response

Course Start Time: 8:30 AM
Course Duration: Approximately 8 hours

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