Ben Snyman, CEO & Founder
May 31, 2017 – Calgary, Ab – SafetyVantage Inc.
SafetyVantage Inc. announces the launch of its industry leading Fall Protection online course!
Working at heights is still one on the most dangerous hazards that Canadian workers face on a daily basis. Over 42,000 workers are injured annually due to workplace fall incidents, and on average, 40% of construction fatalities are due to falls. An estimated $180,000,000 in injury costs can be saved by reducing workplace falls by just 5%, a small change to programs and training can make a huge difference. In the wake of the 2016 sentencing of a construction project manager to 3½ years in prison for his role in a scaffolding collapse that resulted in four fatalities in 2009, provincial governments are clamping down on work at heights and fall protection violations.
The SafetyVantage Fall Protection course was designed and developed specifically to assist organizations with compliance, to mitigate fall hazards in the workplace and to ensure the safety of employees. The Fall Protection course is forward-looking and aligned with both federal and provincial legislation across Canada, and maintains industry best practices. Working at heights training in Fall Protection is required by law for anyone who works at elevations. This course educates workers on fall protection equipment, legislation, safe work procedures, and fall rescue.
Course topics include:
- Introduction to fall protection
- Understanding working at heights
- Roles and responsibilities of working at heights
- Identifying and assessing fall hazards
- Using the hierarchy of controls
- Inspections and maintenance
- Response to falls
This dynamic course is designed for any worker that is working at heights or likely to be exposed to fall hazards in the workplace. The course is delivered online and includes interactive exercises and quizzes. Once a trainee successfully completes the course a Fall Protection training certificate is issued online.
Take Fall Protection now – $44.95
SafetyVantage is a leading provider of technology-based educational curriculum and assessment solutions for the occupational health and safety (OHS) industry. Well-known for providing practical, engaging, and relevant solutions, the Alberta-based company has significant expertise and experience in the OHS compliance and training space.
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