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Training Tuesday – Preventing Falls

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Contractors know that the key to any job is having the right tools. The same applies to preventing avoidable workplace falls – tools and knowledge can go a long way in preventing these needless accidents.

Our Fall Protection Awareness Training slated for April 12 in Nanaimo is designed to provide participants the basic required knowledge to understand and use equipment safely. The course will offer an understanding of the requirements for fall protection systems as well as the hazards associated with working at elevations.

Topics covered:

  • Applicable definitions and terms used in fall protection
  • Applicable WorkSafeBC regulation
  • Duties and responsibilities of management, supervisors and workers relating to fall protection
  • General review of elevation fall hazards
  • Understanding the hierarchy of fall protection choices
  • Choosing an appropriate fall protection system
  • Review of personal fall protection equipment (restraint and arrest)
  • Proper use of fall protection equipment
  • Review and inspection of fall protection systems and personal fall protection equipment

Instructor Terry Duncan is an independent safety specialist with over 30 years of experience in occupational safety. Past roles include safety coordinator for Dominion Bridge of Western Canada, and safety coordinator/industrial engineer for Freightliner Canada. Terry was also directly involved in the development of the City of Vancouver’s TSC/CSO training program. He has worked in construction, manufacturing, forestry, pulp and paper, and municipal and provincial governments. In 1998, Terry was voted Senior Safety Professional of the Year by the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering.

Where and When
Friday, April 12, 2013
Nanaimo
Course information and registration

 

Other courses coming up soon:

BC Wood Breakfast (free of charge): The purpose of this March 27 breakfast session is to provide participants with an overview of BC’s entire value-added wood products industry, how to easily access them and/or how to obtain information on products, both general and technical.

Hiring Temporary Foreign Workers: Labour shortages currently experienced by the BC construction industry are just a taste of what lies ahead. This April 5 session lays out the basics of hiring temporary workers from abroad.

ICBA offers a wide range of courses. You can check out the complete course offerings here.

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