You are visiting the Canada Kee Safety website from United States. Would you like to go to the United States site?
The National Work Injury/Disease Statistics Program (NWISP) reported 212 construction fatalities in 2021, marking another year that the construction industry experienced the most workplace fatalities. Falls are a significant cause of construction fatalities and other injuries.
A company that installs and equips its workers with compliant fall protection equipment takes a major step to prevent falls. Still, it is not enough, especially for personal protection equipment (PPE), notably lifelines. Employers must go further and provide their supervisors and employees with certified training.
The earliest evidence of hominids using rope dates back about 50,000 years ago among the Neanderthal, and it has never gone out of style. As in earlier times, rope and cable lifelines are still essential for workers to access heights in construction.
The Industrial Rope Access Training Association (IRATA) and the Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT) actively promote the safe use of rope access through education, standards development, and certification administration.
IRATA training, initially developed for the petroleum industry, covers three progressive levels of instruction and certification. Level 1 includes rope access manoeuvers, equipment inspections, rigging, and self-rescue. Level 2 provides further advancement in manoeuvers and rigging. Level 3 is for the supervisor on rope access projects and will gain a comprehensive knowledge of advanced rescue techniques.
SPRAT training also has three progressive levels, like IRATA courses and certification. SPRAT and IRATA feature instructions on current legislation, safety requirements, and rope access quality assurance procedures.
Working at Height training covers a variety of theoretical and practical content. Emphasis is on personal fall protection equipment types and methods—horizontal and vertical lifelines, lanyards, anchorage systems, and work restraint, positioning, and fall arrest equipment. Selection of this equipment, its use, maintenance, pre-use checks, and inspections are another critical safety component of the course.
Something you hope never has to be used, which is why it is so vital; Rescue After a Fall training ranges from legislation, equipment, inspections, and other areas to casualty management. It is intended to give the construction worker or supervisor the skills, knowledge, and competence to rescue someone suspended by their lanyards.
Preventive maintenance is a catchphrase in many industries. For building and construction, it comes to life with PFPE Competent Inspector Training. Students will undertake pre-use checks, interim inspections, and thorough examinations of personal fall protection equipment and be able to identify damage and defects requiring equipment to be removed from service.
The everyday tools of the trade for construction workers on mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs) and swing stage scaffolds and for window washers, lift engineers, and maintenance workers on roofs, the operation of harnesses and lanyards requires specialized training. Pre-use checks, how to select and fit the proper harness, and the selection and use of work restraint, work positioning, and fall arrest equipment are covered.
All the training for lifeline systems assumes that the construction worker can depend on a safe and secure anchorage system. Anchor Bolt Installation & Testing is designed to enable personnel to install, test, inspect, and retest anchor devices (as regulations require). The comprehensive course integrates design considerations, equipment combinations, legislation, system tools and components, and certifications.
Kee Line is a proprietary horizontal lifeline system that can be installed on various roof types, overhead, or to the sides of structures. Since Kee Line is an engineered system, its installation, testing, and maintenance require focused training to cover legislation, system components, installation tools, design considerations, certifications, and other factors.
Fall protection training courses envelop the theoretical and the hands-on practical. They encompass legislation, testing, inspections, and much more. Successful participants are also certified, but the certification is temporary. Tools and technologies evolve. Standards, laws, and regulations are updated. Continued training and recertification are ongoing processes for a safety-conscious construction company.
You have come to know Kee Safety through our high-quality products and services. Our products
help you separate people from hazards and remain compliant to industry regulations. We are
now able to offer you a full suite of safety training and compliance services to continue the
mission that started with our products.