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Suspended Access Equipment – Planners

This program is intended to help employers who use suspended access equipment (SAE) or boatswain’s chairs meet their legal responsibilities to develop work plans. It is designed to address the requirements listed in O. Reg. 213/91, section 141.5.

In this workshop-style training session, participants will learn about and practice using IHSA templates and checklists, which will help them develop the components that make up a work plan.


Program Content

Main topics include:

  • Site-specific work plans
  • Risk assessments
  • Emergency rescue procedures
  • Designated competent workers

Who Should Attend

Construction managers, supervisors, and other competent persons (as defined by the OHSA) who have been assigned by their employer to assess risk and prepare written work plans and emergency rescue procedures before a suspended work platform system (or boatswain’s chair) is put into service on a project for the first time.


Successful participants will receive a record of completion.


There are no formal prerequisites. However, participants are expected to be knowledgeable in the equipment, topics, and skills addressed in IHSA’s SAE – Users and SWPS – Installers training programs. Participants would benefit if they have completed IHSA’s Basics of Supervising and Introduction to Hazard and Risk Management training programs. The management functions and hazard assessment content in these programs will be discussed in this training program.

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Program Duration
1 Day
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Session Details

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