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5. Evaluator Requirements

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

Training providers must ensure their evaluators meet the requirements set out in this standard. An instructor may also be the evaluator.

5.1. Evaluator Qualifications

The training provider must ensure that the evaluator for the approved working at heights training program must have the following qualifications:

  1. Knowledge about :
    1. the Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations relating to working at heights,
    2. the specific equipment to be used for delivery of the training,
    3. the hazards of working at heights,
    4. the hierarchy of controls as it applies to working at heights, and
    5. work access, work positioning, fall prevention and personal fall protection equipment referred to in the approved working at heights training program, and the limitations of this equipment.
  2. Advanced knowledge in the correct use and application of equipment referred to and used in the approved working at heights training program.

5.2. Evaluator Expectations

Training providers must ensure that the evaluator:

  1. works under the direction of the training provider and is either the instructor or a subject matter expert;
  2. uses evaluation methods that are appropriate to learner’s language, literacy and accommodation needs;
  3. assesses achievement of an approved training program’s learning outcomes in accordance with the Working at Heights Training Program Standard;
  4. reviews incorrect answers or practices with the learners;
  5. does not tell, prompt, hint, or help learners except for reasons of accommodation (such assistance must be directly requested by the learner); and
  6. upholds the integrity of the learning evaluation process.

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