This course is intended for anyone who is required to work on or use ladders. Anyone who uses a ladder must obtain the necessary training in order to reduce or eliminate worker injuries and falls from ladders. This course combines both theory and practical training using current, approved equipment. Ladder types and grades will be discussed and will include the proper selection, inspection, setup and use of several types of ladders. Participants must be physically able to carry, setup and climb a ladder to attend this course.
Topics of Instruction:
Ladder injury statistics
Roles and responsibilities
Assessing the risks
Types of ladders
Setup and use
Hands on activities
Inspection of a step ladder
Inspection of an extension ladder
Assessing the risk and choosing the best ladder location
BCMSA will begin offering CMHA’s program Resilient Minds: Building the Psychological Strength of Firefighters to both volunteer and career municipal firefighters across the province starting in January 2020.
Research has identified workplace supervisors as a key participant for successful return to work programs. This course will equip supervisors to work with HR/OHS and take them from uncertainty to confidence when managing mental health related absence and RTW.