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Program Description

This IHSA course is hands-on

This program teaches participants how to safely install and inspect a suspended work platform system or a powered boatswain's (or bosun's) chair. It is designed to meet the training requirements outlined in the current Construction Projects regulation (O. Reg. 213/91, s. 138.1 (3)).

Participants will learn how to read and use a roof plan and work plan, assemble a suspended work platform system in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, and inspect the assembled system.


Program Content

Main topics include:

  • Fixed Supports
  • Work Platform
  • Suspension System
  • Roof Plans and Work Plans
  • Install and Inspect a Suspended Work Platform System

Who Should Attend?

The competent worker who is designated by the employer to install and inspect the suspended work platform system before it is put into service for the first time.



IHSA's Suspended Access Equipment – Users course.


Personal Protective Equipment / What to Bring

Participants must bring their own personal protective equipment (PPE), tools (listed below), and a calculator.

Participants must bring their own personal protective equipment (PPE) and it must be maintained and in good working order as per the manufacturer’s specifications and regulatory requirements. This PPE will be used during hands-on training.

Participants are required to bring the following:

  • Clothing that is appropriate for the weather conditions
  • CSA-certified head, foot, and eye protection
  • Fall protection equipment including a CSA-certified full-body harness, a lanyard (30 inches or less) with an energy absorber, and a 5/8" rope grab
  • Leather work gloves for handling sharp objects and reeving suspension cable.

Participants who do not have the necessary PPE will not be able to complete the program and will be asked to reschedule when they have the proper clothing and equipment.

Participants are required to bring the following tools, which will be used during the hands-on training.


Required Tools

Participants are required to bring the following tools, which will be used during the hands-on training.

  • Torque wrench
  • Socket set
  • Measuring tape

Learning Evaluation

This course is a combination of classroom and hands-on learning activities. To obtain a certificate of completion for this program, participants must be present for the full program and meet the following evaluation requirements:

1. Complete a hands-on demonstration of specific critical tasks and achieve a score of 100%.

2. Complete the written multiple-choice test and achieve a grade of 75%.

IHSA will issue a certificate of completion only to those who successfully meet the evaluation requirements. For participants with language, literacy, or special accommodation needs, alternative evaluation methods to the written test may be used to verify that key concepts have been understood. Please discuss your needs with an IHSA customer service representative when registering and confirm your arrangements with the instructor prior to the beginning of class.

In addition to successfully completing this training course, workers must receive site-specific training and instruction from their employer. Employers must ensure that workers receive adequate oral and written instructions by a competent person and that they are adequately trained on the site-specific work plan and on the specific equipment that will be used in their workplace.



Delivery of this program at your facility will require a suitable space to complete the practical portion of the program as well as the required equipment. Please check with your IHSA Consultant/Trainer for specific requirements.


Participant Course Evaluation

At the end of the training, participants will have the opportunity to evaluate and provide comments about the training they received.

Price Per Participant at
IHSA Facility
Total Course Price at
Your Facility
Program Duration
2 Days
Member Fee
Member Fee
Max Participants
Non-member Fee
Non-member Fee


This course has a prerequisite, so online registration is not available. Please contact a Customer Service Representative at 1-800-263-5024 to register.


Session Details

From: Oct 20, 2021 - To: Feb 04, 2022
City: Any
Region: Any

E77584Suspended Work Platform System - Installers10/20/2021 7:30:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Course is full
E77590Suspended Work Platform System - Installers11/3/2021 7:30:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E79405Suspended Work Platform System - Installers11/15/2021 7:30:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E77540Suspended Work Platform System - Installers11/24/2021 7:30:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register
E84812Suspended Work Platform System - Installers2/3/2022 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register