Important Notices & Accommodations

Program Description

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.



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.


Personal Protective Equipment / What to Bring

Participants must wear appropriate clothing and bring a calculator.


Learning Evaluation

This is a workshop-style training session. Participants will practice using IHSA forms and checklists which will help them develop the site specific documents required on projects using SWPS or BC. There is no formal evaluation process.

Successful participants will receive a record of completion.


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
1 Day
Member Fee
Member Fee
Max Participants
Non-member Fee
Non-member Fee

Session Details

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