When you learn fall protection training, you learn invaluable skills that can follow you across many industries. Working at elevated heights instantly puts you at risk of falling, which can cause serious injury or even fatalities. Every employee should be equipped with the knowledge for prevention, especially in the oil and gas and construction industries, making fall protection training crucial for the job.
The Benefits of Fall Protection Training
Incident Reduction and Injury Prevention
The primary goal of fall protection training is to reduce incidents and injuries on the job. The risk of falling impacts any worker who works at elevated heights, so everyone should be fully aware of how to use equipment properly, follow proper procedures, and respond appropriately if a fall occurs.
Improved Safety Policies
Fall protection training equips workers with the skills and tools to identify potential hazards, conduct risk assessments, understand the types of protection, how to use safety equipment, and how to prevent incidents from happening. Utilizing these skills can improve your organization’s safety policies and procedures.
The OH&S Code of Alberta requires fall protection training for anyone working at an elevated height. Employers must remain compliant with provincial requirements and fulfill responsibilities to avoid paying penalties and fines.
Operational Efficiency and Cost Savings
Fall protection training is an investment for any business, as it leads to a safer work environment, reducing downtime that comes with accidents. Organizations avoid potential lawsuits, WCB claims, and medical expenses by preventing falling incidents and injuries. There’s room for increased efficiency when there is a safer work environment.
Enhanced Safety Culture
Proper training and investment in employees often resulted in boosted confidence and a mindset focused on improving safety in the workplace. When the overall safety culture is enhanced, it allows everyone on the job site to feel better at work. Employees who are more confident in their skills feel more capable and comfortable working at heights. Improved safety culture can result in a positive work environment, morale, loyalty, and productivity.
Fall Protection Training with AIP
AIP’s 4-hour Fall Protection training course focuses on the crucial aspects of fall protection. It adheres to CSA Guidelines and the OH&S Code of Alberta, emphasizing the importance of fall arrest, fall guarding, and fall restraint.
The course provides theoretical knowledge and practical application exercises, covering equipment inspection, selection, care, use of fall restraint versus fall arrest systems, anchor systems, and the significance of a proactive safety attitude. This training is essential for workers involved in tasks at elevated heights, as it addresses the increasing incidents and fatalities associated with fall protection.
Upon completion, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of the various systems and equipment used to prevent falls, contributing to a safer work environment. Our fall protection training offers critical knowledge and skills, with online learning options followed by an assessment at our AIP location. Book your Fall Protection training today.