Fall Protection

Where workers may be exposed to a fall potential of over 3 meters, a fall protection program and use of related equipment such as body harnesses and lifelines is a mandated WorkSafe BC requirement. The type of system employed is situation-specific, and may be simple or complex, engineered or generic in nature.

Steps in implementing a fall protection program include risk assessment, development and installation of engineered fall arrest/restraint systems, detailed operational and emergency procedures, and specialized worker training in systems operation, personal equipment use, and self- and assisted rescue.

Where the fall potential is over 7.5 meters, the fall protection program must be in written form, and specific to the worksite.

LEA has over 25 years of experience in program development, implementation and training in the marine, transportation, government, telecommunications and construction environments in Canada, the U. S. and International markets.