Draft Details

Designation:Z259.19
Source:CSA
Contact name:Tania Donovska
Review start date:Dec 9, 2021
Review end date:Feb 7, 2022
Contact email:kelly.yaremko(at)csagroup.org
Draft Scope/Description:

1.1 General

This Standard specifies the requirements for and provides guidance on fall protection training in the workplace, it addresses an organization’s needs to be able to select and provide appropriate training to safely work at heights.

The goal of fall protection training is to assist workers and other parties to develop and gain the knowledge and skills to perform their work in a manner that reduces risk of harm relating to working at heights and fall hazard exposures. Training shall meet the needs of the organization as well as those being trained.

It is important that training be designed by individuals with appropriate qualifications and subject matter expertise and that delivery of training be done in a way that is safe and conducive to learning. The training provider can be a competent employee of the company or delivered by a competent 3rd party organization that provides training in accordance with this standard.

1.2 Purpose

The purpose of this Standard is to provide guidance to organizations and training providers on practices for fall protection training in accordance with this standard, and applicable legislation.

1.3 Application

This Standard is applicable to organizations of any size or type and to organizations and individuals who design, develop, and/or deliver fall protection training.

1.4 Exclusions

This Standard is focused on formal, competency based training by a competent person which includes a theoretical evaluation and a hands on in person component that measures the learning achieved. Therefore, this Standard specifically excludes all other instructional activities.

1.5 Relationship to legal requirements

At the time of publication of this Standard, regulatory requirements respecting fall protection training differed from jurisdiction to jurisdiction in Canada. It is the user's responsibility to determine how applicable legislative requirements relate to this Standard.

1.6 Terminology 

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (nonmandatory) to define their application.

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