• Issued: December 9, 2014
  • Content last reviewed: December 2014

For the Working at Heights Practical module, learners must have hands-on, practical experience and must be trained on the proper use, care and limitations of the personal protective equipment (PPE) listed below. The PPE provided must comply with or exceed equipment specific National Standards of Canada / Canadian Standards Association technical standards, as applicable. The equipment must also comply with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations as applicable.

8.1 Equipment for Demonstration of Learning Outcomes

The equipment listed below must be used for the delivery of the Working at Heights Practical module. The ratio of equipment available to learner shall be 1:3 (i.e. at least four sets of equipment for 12 learners).

  • Type A harnesses with tongue buckles (variety of sizes);
  • Type A harnesses with mating buckles (variety of sizes);
  • Single leg lanyards (with energy absorber);
  • Lifelines with snap hooks adequate for learning purposes;
  • Rope grabs;
  • Carabiners; and
  • D-bolt anchors.

8.2 Other Equipment

The equipment listed below must be used in the delivery of the Working at Heights Practical module so that learners become familiar with the look and function of this equipment. The ratio of equipment available to learner shall be at least 1:12 :

  • Non-Type A harnesses (such as ADELP harness and cross-over harness);
  • Various lanyards (such as with no energy absorbers, with various levels of energy absorbers, Y lanyard, tie-back lanyard, Type 1 self-retracting lanyard);
  • Various rope grabs;
  • Various lifelines (such as with carabiner and thimble);
  • Leg stirrups;
  • Various hooks (such as snap hook with swivel, rebar hook); and
  • Various anchors (such as cross-arm anchor connector, one-time use roof anchor, disposable concrete anchor).

8.3 Damaged Equipment

The equipment listed below must be used in the delivery of the Working at Heights Practical module so that learners are able to identify and inspect this equipment for damage. The ratio of equipment available to learner shall be at least 1:12 :

  • Type A harness (with tongue and mating buckles); and
  • Single leg lanyards (with and without energy absorbers).

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