Alberta Safety Legislation

Did you know that according to Alberta Occupational Health & Safety, in Alberta:

"(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."

Do your employees have all the tools they need to comply?

Fall Protection Training 

Ensuring workers are properly trained for any fall hazards they may encounter.

Did you know?

  • Falls are the number one cause of fatalities in construction!
  • 364 of 937 fatalities in 2015 were falls (38.8%)
  • Falls are the #1 offender in Construction's "Fatal Four" (source for the above 3 stats: https://www.osha.gov/oshstats/commonstats.html)
  • Falls made up approximately 20% of all “Lost Time” injury claims in Canada. (source: Association of Workers' Compensation Boards of Canada)

How much are falls costing you?

Let us ensure that your workers are properly trained for any fall hazards they may encounter.

3 Fall Protection Courses Currently Available

1) Fall Protection Comprehensive

  • Customized for whatever province you are working (Alberta is the default)
  • Course Length: 8 Hours (min. class size 8; max. class size 24) 
  • Course Cost: $185.00 + GST / Student (minimum of 8 students per course) - Call for Group Discounts (over 8 Students)

2) Fall Protection Essentials

  • For workers who ONLY use fall protection in limited applications (e.g.: fall protection ONLY worn while operating an Aerial Work Platform)
  • Course Length: 4 Hours (min. class size 8; max. class size 24)
  • Course Cost: $145.00 + GST / Student (minimum of 8 students per course) - Call for Group Discounts (over 8 Students)

3) Fall Protection (Oil Sands Safety Association)

  • Select if you require OSSA endorsement
  • Course Length: 8 Hours (min. class size 8; max. class size 24)
  • Course Cost: $195.00 + GST / Student (minimum of 8 students per course) - Call for Group Discounts (over 8 Students)