Please read and understand — WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY
Behavioral Safety: Participants are to conduct themselves during all training-related activities with respect to the health and safety of themselves and others. Optimum instructors reserve the right to remove any participant from a course whose behavior is considered unacceptable and disruptive to other participants.
Perceived Hazard: Any participant who perceives a situation considered hazardous to their health and safety or others who may be affected by a given activity should inform an Optimum instructional staff member immediately.
High-Risk Activity/Environment: Practical elements of the training for work and rescue at height are inherently a high-risk activity, and that TRAINING is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS and involves the RISK OF SERIOUS INJURY AND/OR DEATH AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. Thus, being in attendance during this training event signifies that both you and your employer are fully understanding of the inherent risk.
Medical Fitness: Participants understand that activities at height are physically demanding, where physical fitness is a necessity, and that by being in attendance, you state you are in good physical health and capable of safely meeting the needs for medical fitness.
— Weight Limits: Participants must weigh between 130 and 310 lbs. wearing all their equipment and tools.
— Contraindication: A condition that makes participation during the training event potentially inadvisable. A contraindication may be absolute or relative. Certain medical conditions are definite contraindications to safe and effective work at height. These conditions include but are not limited to, the following: alcohol or drug dependence, diabetes, high or low blood pressure, epilepsy; fits; blackouts, fear of heights, vertigo; giddiness; difficulty with balance, heart disease; chest pain, impaired limb function, musculoskeletal issues, e.g., bad back; strains; sprains, obesity, and psychiatric illness.
— Your employer may require a pre-participation physical release from a doctor or licensed health care provider if you have an unfavorable medical condition. Please discuss privately any concerns you may have with the Optimum instructional staff member prior to any practical training activity. It is your responsibility to fully disclose any health issues or medications relevant to participation in the training.
Additional Need for Training: When applicable, participants, upon successful completion, who are presented with an Optimum certificate supporting a two-year validation period are required to participate within an annual in-house refresher training covering the learning objectives defined upon the certificate (minimum 4 hours and documented). Failure of the employer/employee to conduct such training at the anniversary will invalidate the certificate (GWO-BST and BSTR excluded).
Personal Safety Equipment: In addition to Personal Fall Protection Equipment that is fit for purpose, appropriate footwear, warm clothing, and waterproof garments are to be provided by or on behalf of all attendees by their employer when necessary.