The MOL released a new working at heights training standard that will initially be voluntary and apply to workplaces in the construction sector and construction activity in other workplaces. It’s expected to become mandatory by the summer of 2014 and later be expanded to all sectors. Training programs designed to meet this new standard will improve knowledge about fall hazards and safety practices, including:
- Proper inspection of equipment for damage
- Procedures for setting up, relocating or removing protective equipment
- Demonstrations and hands-on training on fall-arrest equipment and other safety devices
- Information on workplace protections and workers’ rights.