Did you know that Rigging Training is required by Occupational Health and Safety. OHS Regulations state, "Any worker who is required or permitted to assemble, use, maintain or dismantle rigging is trained in safe rigging practices."
Link to OHS regulations: http://www.qp.gov.sk.ca/documents/English/Regulations/Regulations/O1-1R1.pdf
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A Calgary company was fined $14,000 by Occupational Health and Safety. The employee fell 14 feet through a hole in the floor. Once again showing how important Engineered Fall protection and Fall Arrest training is. You can read the full story at this link.
If your employee's are using Fall Protection equipment, they need Fall Arrest Training. The Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association website states:
"If a worker at a worksite can fall 3 metres or more and is not protected by guardrails, the employer must develop a Fall Protection Plan that specifies:
- The fall hazard
- The fall protection to be used (including worker training)
- Procedures used to assemble, maintain, inspect, use, and disassemble the fall protection system
- Worker rescue procedures
- That the Fall Protection Plan is available before the work begins"
Northern Strands runs regular Fall Arrest Training courses throughout Saskatoon and Saskatchewan.
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Fall Protection legislation has changed in Saskatchewan. These changes could seriously impact a person or business caught unaware.
Saskatchewan's Occupational Health and Safety Division conducts worksite and building inspections annually to ensure standards are known, understood and enforced. Beginning July 1, 2014 they were given the authority to administer Summary Offence Tickets(SOT s) as a tool to enforce and protect occupational health and safety. They are committed to an internal workplace responsibility system that recognizes that the efforts of the workplaces, not government, are the key in preventing occupational injuries. Employers, contractors, owners, suppliers, self-employed persons, supervisors and workers can all be ticketed under this system.