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      Toolbox Talk: Wildfire Smoke

      Some of you might have had a similar experience to us this summer where your camping trip has been hijacked by a slight smoky haze due to the wild...

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      Permanent and Temporary Anchors – Load Capacity and Regulations [OHS 34.11, 34.12 & 34.13]

      There are two anchor styles you’ll work with in rope access: permanent and temporary. Their names are pretty self-explanatory but to be clear, permanent...

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      Rope Access Equipment: What You Need to Know [OHS 34.9, 34.10 & 34.16]

      We’re going to cover three sections of the WorkSafe BC regulations related to rope access equipment. Specifically, we’ll be looking at some general...

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      Do I have to Use a Two Rope System? [OHS 34.6]

      WorkSafe BC defines a two-rope system as:

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      Do I need to be certified to do rope access? (OHS 34.4)

      If you're going to be performing rope access or requiring your employees to perform rope access, then YES, you'll need training and certification. Just to...

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      Rope Access Work Requires Helmets-No Exceptions [OHS 34.14]

      In their regulations, WorkSafe BC has a section just about helmets. Your helmet can save your life, and even if this practice is not enforced by your...

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      How To Read an equipment Standard [OHS Schedule 34-A]

      Near the bottom of the WorkSafe BC page on Rope Access regulations, Part 34, there’s a table with a list of standards. This table may feel immediately...

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      What Worksafebc wants to see in your rope access logbook-[OHS 34.7]

      As a professional rope access technician, you’ll use your personal logbook to record all of your at-height work experience. This logbook will help you to...

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      What is a Rope Access Plan? (OHS 34.3)

      Before any rope access work can be implemented on site, a few pre-planning tasks need to be completed. Included in this pre-planning stage is the creation...

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      Toolbox Talk: Dropped Objects

      According to the IRATA Work and Safety Analysis in 2016, there were 32 cases of falling or dropped objects. 24 of those cases were items dropped by...

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