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Program Description

Infrastructure Health & Safety Association

This course addresses training requirements for workers who use boatswain’s chairs and is designed to meet the training requirements described in the Window Cleaning regulation (Reg. 859).

IHSA offers this program as part of the Suspended Access Equipment training programs. This program is an additional day of hands-on training for workers who use boatswain’s chairs.


Program Content

  • Rigging support lines
  • Inspecting support lines and lifelines
  • Using descent control devices
  • Using fall protection equipment as it relates to a boatswain’s chairs
  • Using boatswain’s chairs

Who Should Attend?

Workers who use boatswain’s chairs.


Before taking the Window Cleaning training, participants must have successfully completed the following training programs:

  • IHSA's Working at Heights – Fundamentals of Fall Prevention training program (or an equivalent working at heights training program approved by the Ministry of Labour/Prevention Office)
  • IHSA's Suspended Access Equipment – Users training program. Participants must have completed this training program within the previous year.

Participants will be required to provide proof of training to the IHSA instructor at the beginning of the training session. Participants unable to provide a valid record of training will not be able to complete the program.


Personal Protective Equipment

Participants must bring the following personal protective equipment (PPE) for use during the hands-on training:

  • CSA-certified head, foot, and eye protection
  • Fall protection equipment including a CSA-certified full-body harness, lanyard with energy absorber (30 inches or less), and 5/8” rope grab
  • Work gloves for handling sharp objects

This equipment must be maintained and in good working order as per the manufacturer’s specifications and regulatory requirements. Participants who do not bring the necessary clothing and PPE will not be able to complete the program and will be asked to reschedule when they have the proper clothing and equipment.


Learning Evaluation

This hands-on training program is skill based. Participants must meet the hands-on evaluation criteria to receive a record of training.

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 for the course and confirm your arrangements with the instructor before the beginning of class.

In addition to this training, employers must ensure that workers receive adequate training and written and oral instructions in the hazards and requirements for the site-specific equipment and fall protection system used in the workplace. This includes training on manufacturer’s instructions for all the equipment used and site-specific policy and procedures.


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.

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

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

AODA Accommodations

IHSA is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all customers who may enter our premises, access our information, or use our goods or services. Individuals requesting accommodation are asked to advise IHSA of the nature of accommodation that is required by contacting Customer Service at 1-800-263-5024.

Session Details

From: Nov 18, 2020 - To: Nov 18, 2020
City: Any
Region: Any

E68433Window Cleaning11/18/2020 8:00:00 AMTorontoVoyager Training Centre - IHSA Register

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