Dropped Objects Competency Now Available

Posted by: Office of the Registrar on Oct 05, 2018 00:00
In: I-CAB News

Dropped Objects Competency Now Available

With special thanks to 3M/Fall Protection Group, Suncor Energy Inc. and the individual subject matter experts that contributed their time and efforts to the creation and review of assessment questions, I-CAB is glad to announce the release of a Dropped Objects Competency.

This competency addresses work environments with activities requiring the use of equipment and tools at heights, identifying and mitigating potential strikes from falling objects including risk assessments and field verification's, tool and material securement, debris netting and compliance with appropriate housekeeping expectations . As well as the safe removal of equipment and debris from work sites at heights including control zones and alternate catchment measures.

The Dropped Objects competency can now be found as a recommended competency on the following OHS assessments:

  • Civil Construction
  • Demolition
  • Large-scale Construction
  • Oilsands/Refining/Downstream
  • Open-pit Mining
  • Pipeline
  • Processing & Manufacturing
  • Residential Construction
  • Underground Mining
  • Upstream Oil & Gas
  • Utility Distribution
  • Utility Provider
  • Warehouse/Logistics


As an added service, I-CAB has appended the Dropped Objects competency to those assessments utilizing organizations may have pre-selected for their organization (per the assessment list above), and therefore will be an option for personnel taking initial and reassessments.



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