Working at heights safely while conducting passenger ropeways assessments

The nature of many passenger ropeways requires safety officers to work at great heights to properly assess and inspect equipment. To ensure worker safety is in accordance with WorkSafeBC and occupational health and safety regulations, Technical Safety BC is asking passenger ropeway contractors to review, complete, and submit a fall protection site verification checklist to their local safety officer before any physical assessment where working at heights is needed.

This checklist helps verify that all required fall protection procedures, rescue equipment and trained personnel are in place when a physical assessment that involves working at heights is required. When onsite, the safety officer will review these topics with those involved in conducting the inspection.

If a safety officer discovers that the passenger ropeway contractor has not met the requirements of the fall protection site verification checklist, the inspection may be canceled and re-scheduled. Additional inspection fees may be charged for a re-inspection.


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