This course prepares Engineers working in Canada to meet the requirements of CAN/CSA Z259.16, Design of Active Fall Protection Systems, as well as Provincial and Federal OH&S regulations requiring certain aspects of fall protection systems to be designed by a Professional Engineer.
For Engineers working in the United States, this course prepares them to serve as a Qualified Person in Fall Protection as required by US OSHA CFR 1926.502 and CFR 1910.66 Appendix C. It provides essential techniques and software to design systems that meet ANSI Z359.6.
- Instruction by Engineers who led the development of both the CSA and ANSI standards for Design of Active Fall Protection Systems.
- Understanding and derivation of all formulae specified in these standards and develops others needed for advanced analysis.
- Deep understanding of engineering principles and methods to analyze critical aspects of fall protection.
- Practice calculating fall protection system behavior in 18 real-world scenarios, under our guidance.
- A one-year renewable license for the MS Excel software provided with our training.
- Regulatory requirements vs best practices and dealing with conflicts.
- Assessing fall protection equipment and system performance using dynamic, static, and testing methods with an emphasis on energy analysis methods.
- Understanding existing equipment standards - are labels and literature reliable for engineering?
- Accurate evaluation of required clearance for fall arrest systems.
This course has a written exam for which participants must achieve a minimum score of 80% for course certification for a three-year period.