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1 Canadian Rope Access Specialists
Employee Induction Training

2 CRAS Mission Statement
Canadian Rope Access Specialists Inc. is committed to providing the safest and most advanced rope access and rescue solutions for high angle and confined space environments.

3 Governing Documents WorkSafe B.C. OHS Regulations
IRATA International Code of Practice Employment Standards Act CRAS Occupational Health and Safety Program CRAS Rope Access Operating Procedures CRAS Rope Access Training Procedures CRAS Administrative Procedures

4 WorkSafe B.C. OHS Regulations
Information Regarding Provincial OHS Regulations can be found at WorkSafeBC administers the Workers Compensation Act for the B.C. Ministry of Labour. The Act gives WorkSafeBC legal authority to: Set and enforce occupational health and safety standards Assist injured or disabled workers and their dependants Assess employers and collect funds to operate WorkSafeBC

5 WorkSafe B.C. OHS Regulations
Canadian Rope Access Specialists and Employees are legally obligated to obey all provincial occupational health and safety regulations while operating within the province of B.C. The CRAS health and safety program is intended to provide employees with procedures and practices that are compliant with these regulations.

6 IRATA Industrial Rope Access Trade Association
IRATA is the sole global trade association in the work-at-height sector; it has member companies in every continent. Industrial rope access has been developed by IRATA in the last 25 years to a point where it is the chosen means of access for much of the work in the offshore oil and gas industry as well as a range of projects in construction, civil engineering, the built and natural environment and much more. Its success is based on thorough training and strict work guidelines that deliver an unrivalled safe working record year after year.

7 IRATA ICOP IRATA International Code of Practice
The IRATA ICOP had replaced the IRATA guidelines and reflects the current best working practices of IRATA. The code practice has been compiled from the experience gathered by established rope access companies around the world. IRATA member companies as a condition of membership are required to comply with these principles.

8 IRATA ICOP Canadian Rope Access Specialists is obligated as an IRATA member company to obey all of the principles contained in the IRATA ICOP. In order to facilitate this CRAS has developed its own Operations and Training procedures which are compliant with this document.

9 CRAS Health and Safety Program
Adherence to the CRAS OH&S Program is mandatory for all personnel. A copy of the OHS program will be distributed to all personnel, and accompany all rope access teams. Additionally the CRAS OH&S program is available both digitally and in hardcopy at the CRAS facility.

10 CRAS Health and Safety Program
The CRAS Health and Safety program consists of 20 independent programs which govern various aspects of safety in the workplace. General Health and Safety Accident and Incident Reporting Confined Space Entry Disciplinary Policy Electrical Safety Program Emergency Preparedness and Response

11 CRAS Health and Safety Program
Ergonomics Fall Protection and Ladder Safety First Aid Respiratory Protection High Angle Rescue Procedures Hydrogen Sulfide Lock-out Tag Out Manual Material Handling

12 CRAS Health and Safety Program
Temporary Work Platforms Thermal Exposure Tools and Machinery Working Alone WHMIS Workplace Violence

13 1.1 General Health and Safety
At Canadian Rope Access Specialists Inc. safety is our primary concern and the health and safety of our employees, clients and contractors is of paramount importance to us. Management is committed to doing everything possible to prevent injuries and to maintain a healthy and safe work environment. Due to the safety sensitive nature of the work performed by our company we believe that safety should not be compromised for any reason, including expedience or productivity. All employees are asked to make certain they take the time to perform their actions in the safest way possible. It is our continued goal to maintain zero days lost due to injury or preventable workplace accident or disease. CRAS is committed to providing the “Highest Standard of Safety”.

14 1.1.3 Responsibilities of all personnel
All personnel will perform work in a safe manner. They will not engage in horseplay or work while impaired by alcohol, drugs, fatigue, illness or other sources of impairment. Any employee who is suspected of being impaired or otherwise unfit for duty will be sent home without pay and may be subject to drug testing or disciplinary action.(OHS 1.4) No personnel will bring prohibited or illegal items, such as drugs or alcohol to any job. (OHS 1.4) All personnel will wear appropriate PPE at all times, no worker will start any task without the appropriate safety equipment. As a basic requirement all field technicians are required to wear above the ankle steel toed boots, high visibility vest or equivalent, a long sleeve shirt, full length pants and appropriate helmet. All workers should carry and use safety glasses, ear plugs, knee pads and gloves when appropriate. (CRAS- RAOP s.3.3)

15 1.1.3 Responsibilities of all personnel
Personnel will wear the following PPE provided by the CRAS whenever appropriate. Fall protection harnesses, helmets, face shields, ear protection, respiratory protection, fire retardant clothing and gas monitors are to be worn when required or appropriate, as per work scope. (CRAS-RAOP s.3.3) All personnel will utilize all equipment in accordance with the manufacturer’s directions and at no time will they circumvent any safety feature.(CRAS-RAOP s.3.4.1) Employees will report any equipment malfunctions, damage or concerns to their supervisor immediately.

16 1.1.3 Responsibilities of all personnel
All personnel are required to participate in safety meetings at the start of every shift and as required, and to obey all safety recommendations of their supervisor. (CRAS-RAOP s.4.5.3) All personnel will follow established safe work procedures. All technicians will operate within IRATA guidelines when conducting rope access work. All personnel will comply with all CRAS, client, host, site and government rules, regulations and policies. All personnel will use appropriate fall restraint or arrest when within 10ft of an unprotected edge where a fall over 6.5 ft is possible.

17 1.1.3 Responsibilities of all personnel
All technicians are required to complete a personal hazard assessment of all tasks required of them before proceeding. No personnel will begin any task until they are sure it is safe and that they are wearing the appropriate PPE. All personnel are expected to conduct their work in a way that will not create a hazard to others. All personnel are responsible for the safety of their co-workers and must not direct, assist in or overlook any unsafe action. Personnel must address all perceived safety concerns with their co-worker or supervisor. (CRAS-RAOP s.4.3.5) All personnel will report all safety concerns to their field supervisor immediately.

18 1.1.3 Responsibilities of all personnel
All personnel are to notify their supervisor immediately if they are not confident in their ability to perform any task asked of them in a safe fashion, or if they do not believe they have adequate training or experience for the task delegated. All personnel are to notify the designated first aid attendant and their supervisor immediately in the event of any workplace illness or injury

19 1.1.3 Responsibilities of all personnel
If an employee feels the field supervisors safety recommendations are in themselves unsafe, unsuitable or insufficient they are to discuss the matter with their supervisor. If corrective action and agreement can not be reached between the employee and their field supervisor, the employee will report their concern to management directly, both verbally and in writing without delay. Management will seek no disciplinary action for refusal of work believed by the worker to be unsafe.

20 1.1.3 Responsibilities of all personnel
All personnel are expected to put forth their best effort and to perform to the best of their abilities, Partial effort or poor performance will not be tolerated and may be grounds for dismissal. All personnel are expected to be honest with supervisors and management. Misrepresenting or misleading statements or information, especially related to training, safety or competency will not be tolerated and may be grounds for dismissal. All personnel are expected to arrive at the job site on time, perform as agreed, and meet commitments. Personal phone calls are to be kept to an absolute minimum.

21 1.1.4 Site Safety (See also CRAS-RAOP s.4.3)
All CRAS personnel will maintain good house keeping. CRAS personnel will keep equipment neat, organized and out of the way so as to not generate a tripping hazard or a cluttered work area. All CRAS personnel will report all site safety concerns to their CRAS supervisor who will then report concerns to CRAS management and the host or client company site representative. CRAS will not engage in any work until the host or client has addressed any serious safety concerns. Safety concerns may include, but are not limited to; any unsafe walking surfaces that are either are not structurally sound, may introduce undue trip hazards, or are slippery. Unknown chemical substances, equipment or unsafe energy sources that may require isolation or lock out and overhead hazards.

22 1.1.4 Site Safety (See also CRAS-RAOP s.4.3)
All CRAS personnel will observe electrical safety. Circuits will never be overloaded, plug ends will be kept out of water, cords with damaged insulation will not be used and where exposure to water is expected all circuits will be GFCI. CRAS personnel will not work, or remain on site if their judgement or cognitive abilities are impaired for any reason, including fatigue, drugs and alcohol, illness, prescriptions drugs etc. CRAS personnel will only drink water which has been designated or marked potable. CRAS personnel will adhere to host or client safe work practices and site specific policies CRAS personnel will make every effort to minimize disruption of the host or client's operations, and make every effort minimize intrusion or imposition on the host.

23 1.1.4 Site Safety (See also CRAS-RAOP s.4.3
Before commencing work all CRAS technicians will participate in a safety meeting and all personnel will be made aware of all site specific variables including: Any confined spaces, unsafe energy sources or toxic chemicals that technicians may be working around or may encounter. (CRAS-RAOP s.4.3.1) Any lockout procedures to protect workers from energy sources that they may be working around. Any restricted areas. Any site specific policies Any site specific hazardous materials and appropriate MSDS sheets

24 1.1.4 Site Safety (See also CRAS-RAOP s.4.3
Sources of Potable water and appropriate bathrooms The method of summoning first aid and rescue Any alarm or air horn signals Evacuation procedures, escape routes and muster locations. Method of contacting help or a site supervisor, internal phone locations or monitored radios, emergency channels. Any site specific emergency supplies, shelters or procedures and any eye wash stations, first aid rooms or decontamination areas where applicable. The location of the nearest hospital and the method of transporting injured works to said hospital In the case of any none urban area technicians will be informed of the nearest suitable helicopter landing zone for medical evacuation.

25 WorkSafe B.C. OHS Regulations
The following sections routinely apply to CRAS personnel. Part 3 Rights and Responsibilities Part 4 General Conditions Part 7 Noise, Vibration, Radiation and Temperature Part 8 Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment Part 9 Confined Spaces Part 10 De-energization and Lockout Part 11 Fall Protection Part 12 Tools, Machinery and Equipment Part 32 Evacuation and Rescue

26 Confidentiality Confidential information includes all data, materials, technology, business plans, technical plans, client lists, or any other information that is verbal or in writing. Confidential information will not be shared with any third party.

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