Thursday Oct 5, 2017 
12:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

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The Richmond Hill Country Club
8905 Bathurst Street
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0H4

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Sealant and Waterproofing Association

Understanding Regulation 242/16: Amendment to Reg 213/91 Affecting the Use of Suspended Work Platform Systems


Thursday, October 5, 2017
New Venue
Richmond Hill Country Club

Rob Gilligan, The Restorers Group
Jim Downey, Skyway Canada
Robert Downey, Skyway Canada


The key changes introduced by the amendment
a)      Notification requirements prior to using suspended work                  platforms (7.1)
b)      Training requirements for both riggers & users (138 & 138.1)
c)       Pre-use requirements: work plan, roof plan (141)
d)      Fall protection: CSA Z259.2.5 – (12) & (17)
e)      Labels & Markings of equipment CSA Z271-10 & (141)

  • An overview of the Ministry of Labour guidelines
  • Interpretation of the regulation by a contractor, including using owned & rented equipment
  • Interpretation of the regulation by an equipment provider, including erecting/dismantling equipment

Cocktails: 12:00 pm
Lunch: 12:30 pm
Seminar: 12:45 pm


SWA Members: $85 +HST
Non-Members: $95 +HST
Lunch Sponsors: $500


  Rob Gilligan

Rob began his restoration career in 1977 with A.N. Shaw Restoration. The subsequent years working for Caligo and The Restorers Group Inc. provided the opportunity to gain further experience with sales, estimating and project management. 

In 2009, Rob engaged in the challenge of building a health and safety management system for The Restorers Group Inc. To date, Rob continues to build and maintain the program. Rob's active membership in the Employer's Advocacy Council Safety Group, strengthens the company's ability to manage health and safety challenges.

In recent months Rob has interacted with IHSA and Act First Safety to produce an internal program to address and implement the requirements of regulation 242/16 when utilizing Suspended Work Platform Systems to provide building restoration services.

Cancellation Policy
Refunds will be issued up to two weeks prior to the event and a $25 administrative fee will apply.  After that time, no refunds will be permitted. “No Shows” will not receive a refund. Substitutions are permitted.