Education is a fundamental part of working at height. Any worker needs to learn what the legislation requires and why, understanding it is essential in choosing the right system. Safety is paramount when working at height, as you can't see, smell or feel gravity. Choosing the right system to protect from falling is a very complicated process which we have mastered to explain in laymans terms.

 

Our famous phrase, "don't fall" is more than it says at a glance, but the bottom line is just that. Choosing the right system, knowing how to operate each component, inspecting if every part is still fit for duty and to be ready to deal with an emergency, it all starts with training.

 

For those who have experience and are competent we offer continuous education with special programs in which real life scenarios are played out. This type of training helps to maintain the necessary skill set. We offer these courses in a controlled environment with true experts of their field.

 

Our courses start at the most basic level and continue to the most advanced level so you can be ready for your complex terrain™.


Work at Height

Overview

This course is designed to introduce the principles and equipment involved in Fall Protection Systems. Many accidents can be avoided through training and appropriate equipment selection this course explains the basic principles.

Aims

Our aim is to train personnel to a level, which will allow them to maintain and enhance current levels of professionalism, competence and safety existent within Canada. It is also to promote fall protection as an integral part of the modern multi-disciplined workforce.

Content

  • Legislation 
  • Fall Protection systems
  • Hierarchy of risk 
  • Risk assessment and planning
  • Equipment knowledge
  • Anchor point selection

Who will benefit

This course is aimed at those who need to be 
competent to work at height occasionally.

Structure

This course consists of lectures and practical excersices. Upon successful completion of the course, the candidate will be issued a certificate of competence valid for three years.

Details

This course is delivered in 1 day of which a half-day theoretical and half-day practical. 

Tower Access and Rescue

Overview

Accessing and rescuing from towers and other tall structures is done anywhere and at any time. They are built taller and in remote locations, too far to rely on the fire service. Set up under strict guidelines and using only certified equipment, the system is easy to use, ideal for many situations and very affordable. Not to mention the ergonomic approach, which allows for greater productivity. The system has been recognized by many international companies and is a part of our modern work-at-height techniques.

Content

  • Risk assessment
  • Equipment knowledge and use
  • Fall factors
  • Structure access and rigging
  • Descending techniques
  • Lowering techniques
  • Vertical lowering of casualty
  • Vertical raising of casualty 

Who will benefit?

Benefitting tower, hydro and fire technicians, this course is unique because of the extreme height involved. That translates into a must for candidates in such a unique work environment. Besides being mandatory, it is great training for all those involved with towers and other tall structures.

Structure

The course involves group training and is highly practical in nature, with hands-on access and rescue. After successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a certificate of competence valid for three years.

Details

This is a two-day course

Rescue at Height

WTG Rescue and Escape - This course is on-site, as it can only be given on a wind turbine and it includes your choice of rescue package, Frictional or Brake. There is a full day of training on rescue and escape techniques with experienced trainers who will make you feel comfortable.

Construction and Industry, PFA Rescue - Post-fall arrest rescue is mandatory by law. Ask your self: Are you ready for a rescue as soon as you put on a harness? If the answer is no, a full day of training on rescue techniques with our easy-to-use packages can make you look like a pro and actually be safe, as saving someone and waiting for 911 to arrive is more hazardous than the actual fall!

Bucket and Crane Rescue - This course has been developed to help someone get out on their own or to help them out. It requires a hands-on approach on a bucket truck or crane. Simplicity is key to our success with this course, and it is taught by experienced instructors who know the kind of tricks that will help. 

Ski Lift Evacuation - We have several solutions for a quick and easy evacuation. Training is crucial, and our training program can help you with the evacuation part, but it is also very helpful for those who have to maintain the elevator. You have the questions, we have the answers, guaranteed! We can train you on site or at a private location close to Toronto.

Recreational Industry - We have several solutions for fast retrieval and rescue of trapped or injured visitors. This can be in amusement parks or, for instance, in canopy walks and other adventure tours. To maximize results, it is best to train on location. 

Structure

Group training that is highly practical in nature with hands-on access and rescue are part of all our courses. Be ready to work! 

Who will benefit

This is ideal for individuals who use equipment at height and need a good rescue solution.

Structure

This course is highly practical in nature, but class work is an essential part of the course. Candidates will be subject to a continual competence assessment of their practical skills. Upon successful completion the candidate will be issued with a certificate of competence valid for three years. 

Details

Depending on the needs these courses are often a one-day course but can be adjusted to meet the challenge and should be delivered at the client's premises.

Rope Access

SPRAT & IRATA rope access training certificate

Overview

We provide comprehensive SPRAT & IRATA training course at an in-door training center with state of the art facilities. Below you will find more information relating to the various levels of SPRAT and IRATA courses.

IRATA # 1010/T

Aims To train personnel to a rope access level, which will maintain and enhance current levels of professionalism, competence and safety existent within the rope access industry. Also to promote rope access as an integral part of the modern multi-disciplined workforce. 

Content

Various content with each level such as:

  • Current work at height legislation
  • Principles and equipment of rope access
  • Anchoring systems
  • Descend and ascend techniques
  • Rope transfers, passing knots, deviation and re-belays
  • Simple to advanced rescue techniques
  • Evaluation

Who should attend?

Personnel requiring the ability to access difficult and exposed work sites as part of a rope access work team, in order to perform a wide range of standard trade skills in a safe and efficient manner at different levels It should be noted that a certain degree of physical fitness and a head for heights are important. 

Structure

The course is highly practical and physical in nature. With the majority of time being spent on rope, preparing for assessment. There is also a theory element, delivering the necessary knowledge of standards and equipment important for general day to day safety. 

Pre-Qualification

  • Level 1 IRATA & SPRAT: 18 years old, medically fit (self-certification acceptable)

  • Level 2 : Minimum 1 year  and 1000(IRATA) 500(SPRAT) logged rope hours as Level 1

  • Level 3 : Minimum 1 year and 1000(IRATA) 500(SPRAT) logged rope hours as Level 2 and a First Aid Certificate
  • Direct entry: We don't offer direct entries for IRATA or SPRAT

Course dates and duration

Open courses are run on occasion (call to confirm). The course is of a five-day duration, including assessment.

Location

This course is given at the Fergus Fire hall but can also be delivered at the clients premises. Email us for accommodations close-by. 

Ways to pay

The course has to be paid up front and two week prior to the start of the course.

Equipment

Use of equipment is included in the price. 

Cancellation

  • Cancellations with more than 14 days notice prior to course start date will be charged a $250 cancellation fee. 
  • Registrants who have been confirmed for a specific training course may reschedule without penalty up to 14 days before the scheduled course start date. 
  • Cancellations or changes with less than 14 days notice prior to course start date will be charged 50% of tuition fees. 
  • Cancellations or changes within 7 days or once course has begun will be charged 100% of tuition fees.

PPE inspection and maintenance course

Overview
Personal Protective Equipment used in work-at-height systems must be reliably maintained and inspected throughout its lifetime in order to meet legal and manufacturer's requirements. Equipment that is properly managed meets these requirements and provides a higher level of confidence to the user. It also prolongs the lifetime of the equipment. This course is all about teaching how to inspect and maintain equipment in order to determine if a product is fit for use, and how to manage systems. The content of this course is unique and life pull testing is part of it.

Content

  • Material knowledge
  • Common problems with equipment
  • What to look for when inspecting
  • How to determine when to retire equipment
  • System set-up requirements
  • Logging and registration
  • Tagging and engraving of equipment
  • How to do repairs
  • Maintenance of equipment

Who will benefit?
This is ideal for the individual who is in charge of logging, equipment, such as supervisors and those responsible for purchasing. Besides being mandatory, it teaches you how to make your equipment last longer.

Structure
It involves group training with used and rejected equipment in a practical classroom setup. After the course, the participant will receive a certificate of competence valid for three years. 

Details
This is a one-day course and can be delivered at the client's premises.
This course does not teach how to take SRL’s or self rescue devices apart and inspect.