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Canada Construction Fall Protection

Online Training Certification Course

OHS Safety Standards

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This fall protection certification course describes numerous methods of fall prevention and protection, including best practices for their use. Topics include fall distance calculation, applicable regulations, risk identification, hazard control, emergency action plan steps, and the equipment associated with fall prevention and protection systems.

Working at elevated heights presents a severe risk of falling. Falls from as little as 3 meters can cause serious injuries, and many construction work falls result from issues such as a lack of hazard identification, inadequate safety training, and insufficient application of proper risk control measures.

This course is for:
Anyone who works from heights must receive OHS fall protection training. This online training course meets the requirements set forth by Canada OHS Safety Standards, as well as Province and Territory specific regulations, for fall protection safety training.

Case Study: A construction worker was killed when he fell approximately 12 feet (3.7 meters) through a skylight onto concrete below. The worker was removing roofing materials from a florist shop when he reportedly lost his balance and fell backwards through one of six unguarded skylights. Employees inside the florist shop immediately contacted emergency services, and the worker was rushed to the hospital. He died the next day due to injuries sustained during the fall. It was later discovered that none of the workers on site had received fall protection training and no fall protection equipment was provided. The accident investigators attributed the accident to site management's failure to conduct a site inspection to identify hazards, as well as failure to manage risks prior to beginning work.

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Governing Regulations

There are 14 jurisdictions in Canada - 1 federal, 10 provincial, and 3 territorial. Each jurisdiction has its own health and safety legislation. The Canada Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations are the federal legislation enabled by the Canada Labour Code. Fall protection is covered in OHS Part 12 - Protection Equipment and Other Preventive Measures. OHS has also created the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act), which is a document that outlines workers' rights and responsibilities, including the right to stop work that is deemed hazardous or unsafe. OHS also lists the penalties and enforcement techniques to be used if these guidelines are not followed.

To supplement the overarching regulations created by OHS, individual provinces and territories often set their own regulations (in accordance with federal bodies) specific to their needs. Before implementing a fall protection certification program, ensure that you are familiar with the regulations specific to your province or territory.

What You'll Learn

Specific topics covered in this course include:

    About This Course
    Course Objectives
    Introduction to Construction Fall Protection Training
    Basic Concepts and Definitions
  • Fall
  • Calculating Fall Distance
  • Reasonably Practicable
  • Competent Person
    Regulatory Bodies
  • Fall Protection Regulations-OHS
  • Fall Protection Regulations-CSA
  • Fall Protection Regulations-ANSI
  • Fall Protection Regulations-By Province or Territory
  • Risk Identification
  • Hazard Assessment and Planning
  • Risk Control
  • Purchasing Equipment
  • Posting Signage
  • Ensuring Proper Use of Equipment
  • Ongoing Attention/Awareness
  • Maintenance
  • Replacement
    Fall Protection
      Fall Avoidance
    • Work from the Ground
    • Work from a Stable Work Platform
      Fall Protection
    • Travel Restraint Systems
    • Fall Arrest Systems
    • Fall Protection Equipment
    • Guardrails
    • Types of Guardrails
    • Safety Nets
    • Types of Safety Nets
    • Locking Snap Hook
    • Carabiners
    • Safety Belts
    • Prusik Sling/Triple Sliding Hitch
    • Double Line System Controlled Descent Devices
    • Equipment Innovations
    • When Fall Protection is Not Needed
  • Regulations/Plans
  • Procedures
  • Employer
  • Supervisor
  • Employee
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Employers are responsible for training new personnel before assigning them to tasks that may expose them to working from heights. According to OHS Part 12, employees working from elevated heights must receive initial and refresher fall protection training.

To ensure compliance with OHS safety training standards, retraining must be conducted when changes at the worksite present new hazards, changes in the type of equipment present new hazards, and when inadequacies in an affected employee's work indicate the need for additional training. This online certification meets these training requirements.

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Joseph S Verified
Canada Construction Fall Protection

Another good course for knowledge learned

John T Verified
Canada Construction Fall Protection

the course was good.

Crystal H Verified
Canada Construction Fall Protection

course was thorough and informative

Skylar D Verified
Canada Construction Fall Protection

Interesting to learn about how to safely approach fall protection. By following procedures and protocols to safely do the task at hand, while keeping others safe as well

Timothy Q Verified
Canada Construction Fall Protection

Awesome and helpful and understandable for deaf workers

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Canada Construction Fall Protection


Erind B Verified
Canada Construction Fall Protection

this is the best online training program.IM using it since 2016 and im very happy it helpped me in my job.THANKY

Emre G Verified
Canada Construction Fall Protection

It was great. Thanks

David D Verified
Canada Construction Fall Protection

Very helpful and efficient training system. I enjoyed my training experience and will take my knowledge to the field.



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