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Ladder and Scaffolding Safety - Canada


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Target Audience
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Overview/Description
This course is designed to educate workers to recognize the hazards associated with ladders, stairways, and scaffolds used at work sites, and to make them aware of procedures to control and minimize these hazards. The content in this course is designed to comply with the directions of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learners will be given information on how to identify the types of portable ladders and their use, capacities, and safety considerations, as well as to describe the specific use, capacities, and safety features of fixed ladders. Learners will also be given information on how to specify proper guidelines for ladder maintenance and to identify general scaffold requirements and safety considerations. The learning objectives of this course are to identify safe practices when working with a ladder; identify the types of fixed and portable ladders and their use, capacities, and safety considerations; identify the correct distance from a wall to place a ladder using the 4-to-1 rule; state proper guidelines for ladder care and maintenance; identify the hazards commonly associated with scaffolding; and identify safe work practices that prevent falls and prevent objects falling from scaffolding. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Pinchin Group of Companies, an environmental, health, and safety consulting firm with offices across Canada.

Target Audience
Workers who use ladders and scaffolding during work tasks

Expected Duration (hours)
0.5

Lesson Objectives

Ladder and Scaffolding Safety - Canada

  • identify safe practices when working with a ladder
  • identify safety considerations regarding portable ladders
  • identify the correct distance from a wall to place a ladder using the 4-to-1 rule
  • identify safety features of fixed ladders
  • recognize guidelines for proper ladder care and maintenance
  • identify the hazards commonly associated with scaffolding
  • identify general scaffold requirements and safety considerations
  • identify specific precautions to take when working with scaffolding near power lines
  • identify safe work practices that prevent falls from scaffolding
  • identify safe work practices that prevent objects from falling from scaffolding
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