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Top Safety Tips for Working at Heights in Ottawa

Working at heights can be dangerous, but following key safety tips can significantly reduce risks. At Holmes Safety Training, we prioritize your safety with comprehensive training.

1. Use Proper Equipment: Always use the right gear, including harnesses, lanyards, and lifelines. Ensure all equipment meets safety standards and is CSA-certified.

2. Regular Inspections: Before and after each use, inspect your equipment for wear and tear. Look for metal fatigue, broken fibres, pulled stitches, cuts, or chemical burns. Regular checks can prevent accidents caused by equipment failure.

3. Training and Certification: Proper training is crucial. At Holmes Safety Training, we offer CPO and ministry-approved Working at Heights courses that teach you how to work safely at heights. Knowledge of correct procedures and the use of equipment is essential.

4. Emergency Procedures: Have a clear rescue plan in place. Ensure all team members know emergency protocols, including how to use rescue equipment, where it’s stored, and how to administer first aid.

5. Understanding Fall Prevention and Protection Systems: It's essential to understand the hierarchy of controls and different types of fall prevention and protection systems and their uses. Each system has specific requirements and limitations, and improper use can lead to accidents.

At Holmes Safety Training, we provide detailed training on the selection, inspection, and use of fall protection systems to ensure your safety. For comprehensive training and more information, contact Holmes Safety Training today. Your safety is our priority.


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