Fall Protection

This course is available in both an instructor-monitored format and ONLINE format. For the ONLINE format select:
• Fall Protection – Alberta
• Fall Protection – British Columbia
Note:  This course has a practical component. You can call us at 780-469-4887 to book your practical evaluation and skills assessment.

Part 9, Section 139(1) of the Alberta Occupational Health and 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 training course provides participants with an overall understanding of what is required to be compliant with Alberta Occupational Health and 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 and 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.

This course is suited for ALL students including English as a Second Language (ESL) students and has an OPEN book exam.

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 and Safety Act, Legislation and Code
  • Review of portions of the Alberta Occupational Health and 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 Duration: Approximately 4 hours (larger classes may result in more time required)
Note: Smaller class sizes may result in the student taking the theory in our computer lab with the instructor present to monitor and assist the student. Practical components will be taught in-person with the guidance and supervision of the instructor.

Note: This course has been approved for 0.6 CEUs from the Alberta Environment & Parks (AEP) Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Provincial Programs Branch.

To view all upcoming courses and register online, please select course calendar.

Related Courses:
Elevated Work Platform
Fall Protection Basic Rescue

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