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Thursday, April 18

5:30 — 8 pm    Cocktail Reception with Exhibitors

Friday, April 19

7 am — 8 am Registration Open and Breakfast

8 am — 9:30 am  Plan Ahead for SAFETY

Hands-On Safety Training Classroom Session Stefan Bright, IWCA Safety Director

This comprehensive seminar reviews a brief history of the efforts of the International Window Cleaning Association toward the development of safety programs and nationally recognized standards. In addition, the remainder of this session addresses proper planning with regards to equipment use, identifying hazards, site assessments and fall protection.

9:30 am — Noon Rope Descending Systems

History of RDS Use for Window Cleaning - Identifying Components of a RDS - Selecting Components of a RDS - Inspection of RDS Components - Site Assessment - Safe Rigging - Using an RDS - Do’s and Don’ts

Noon - 1 pm   Lunch with Exhibitors (included in registration fee)

1 pm  Certification Testing (for those enrolled in the IWCA Certification Program)

1 — 4 pm HANDS-ON Safety Training

1. Self-rescue

If you are working on a boatswains chair or another type of harness, would you know what to do if something malfunctioned and you were hanging from the top of a 20-story building? This session will give all attendees the opportunity to learn the dangers of fall arrest trauma and what they can do to save themselves or their co-workers in an emergency.

2. Ladder Safety

As simple as it may seem to use a ladder, many disabling injuries occur each year due to improper use of ladders. Find out the "Do’s” and the "Don’ts” that can keep you from becoming a victim of falling from a ladder, plus learn about proper selection for the specific job you are conducting.

3. Aerial Lift Safety

Are you following the proper safety procedures while operating your aerial lift? The hands-on portion of this course will include each student participating in the operation of the lift while getting safe use tips from the instructor.

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