OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 9 Fall Protection

Section 141 Instruction of workers

(1) An employer must ensure that a worker is trained in the safe use of the fall protection system before allowing the worker to work in an area where a fall protection system must be used.

(2) The training referred to in subsection (1) must include the following:

(a) a review of current Alberta legislation pertaining to fall protection;

(b) an understanding of what a fall protection plan is;

(c) fall protection methods a worker is required to use at a work site;

(d) identification of fall hazards;

(e) assessment and selection of specific anchors that the worker may use;

(f) instructions for the correct use of connecting hardware;

(g) information about the effect of a fall on the human body, including

(i) maximum arresting force,

(ii) the purpose of shock and energy absorbers,

(iii) swing fall,

(iv) free fall;

(h) pre-use inspection;

(i) emergency response procedures to be used at the work site, if necessary; and

(j) practice in

(i) inspecting, fitting, adjusting and connecting fall protection systems and components, and

(ii) emergency response procedures.

(3) In addition to the training described in subsection (2), an employer must ensure that a worker is made aware of the fall hazards particular to that work site and the steps being taken to eliminate or control those hazards.