The answer is anyone working in an environment where heights are involved or falls can occur.
Do security guards need Fall Arrest Protection Training?
According to the US Department of Labor, falls account for 8% of all work-related trauma injuries leading to death. If you are working in an environment where there is potential for fall related injuries then Fall Arrest Protection training can be the difference between life and death. This course is also required by many industries in order to comply with Occupational Health and Safety regulations in Canada.
Security guards are often deployed to guard the following industries which require some level of fall protection:
- Construction sites
- Warehouses and Manufacturing sites
Having proper Fall Arrest Protection gives you the necessary tools to keep yourself and other workers safe. Some employers require Fall Arrest Protection training in addition to your Ontario security guard license for security work.
When is Fall Arrest Protection online training necessary?
Fall Arrest Protection Training is used:
- To stop a worker safely after a fall has occurred
- For employees working at a height of 3 metres or more (required by law)
- By employers to show diligence when training employees
- To comply with OHS regulations to have both theory and practical on-site training
Why should I take online Fall Arrest Protection training with SGC?
SGC provides a detailed comprehensive course designed by industry experts and hosted by Danatec, that will teach all aspects of Fall Arrest including:
- Different types of fall protection
- How to calculate fall clearances
- How to spot fall hazards and protect against them
- Types of equipment used in fall protection (harnesses, etc.)
- How to maintain your gear
- CSA Standards
After each module is completed you will be tested on key points to ensure you’ve retained the material. After completion of this course you will be issued a certificate to show to your employer.
Sign up for Fall Arrest Training or any of our other online safety courses to keep you protected while on the job. If you work in security or are looking for a security guard job in Ontario having additional safety training is attractive to employers and a requirement in many industries.
NOTE: Ontario Fall Arrest Training Standards changed in April, 2015 stating that Fall Arrest Protection Training is to take place in a classroom setting by a certified provider, allowing a two-year implementation period for workers to receive their training.
Though online certificates are still accepted by some employers, additional hands-on training may be required. As Covid-19 has affected in person training in many areas, online training may still be necessary in the interim. Please check with the Ministry of Labour for up-to-date health and safety training requirements.