Working at Heights
Employers must ensure that workers, who are required to use fall protection, successfully complete mandatory oral, written and practical 'Working at Heights' training that meets training program standards established by Ontario's Chief Prevention Officer (CPO).
Who Should Take This Course?All workers exposed to a fall hazard, as defined by the Occupational Health and Safety Act, need training, knowledge and experience to recognize hazards when working at a height or depth greater than three metres (10 feet). These workers include users of fall protection working at:
- 10 Feet (3 Metres) of height/depth or greater
- Construction & Construction-Related Industry Workers
- Utility Workers
NOTE#1: Working at Heights Training Deadline. Anyone who had taken Fall Arrest training up to April 2015, these permits will expire at the end of March 2017. All construction workers MUST complete MOL Approved Working at Heights training or be registered for training before April 1st, 2017.
NOTE#2: MOL has extended the deadline to October 1st. The extension to October 1, 2017 does not apply to every construction worker who requires Working at Heights training, but only to a worker who: Prior to April 1, 2015, completed training that complied with then existing legislation; and, is enrolled in an approved Working at Heights training program scheduled to be completed before October 1, 2017. To be compliant, an employer must have written confirmation of the worker's enrollment in the training program, available to a Ministry of Labour inspector, if requested. WSG will provide this documentation once enrolment fee is paid.
What Our Participants Are Saying
"The training was informative and engaging! Thanks for making Health and Safety a surprisingly fun experience."
Falls happen all too often, and are the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry. This course provides participants with the basic knowledge needed to work safely in work areas where there may be exposure to fall hazards.
The course addresses safe practices and procedures as specified in Regulations empowered by the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. This course is delivered in two parts, a theoretical portion in the morning, and a practical component in the afternoon.
Length: 7.5 Hours
Individual Price: $190.00
Groups of 6+: Contact Us For Rates & In-House Options
The training is valid for three years from the date of successful completion of a MOL approved program.
Program includes, participant workbooks, written examination, record of training report, wallet certificate issued by MOL and wall certificate for company.
Workplace Safety Group uses a Working at Heights certification training program approved by Ontario's Chief Prevention Officer (CPO)
Go to "Registration Options" panel at right for upcoming classes.
Wear safety boots and bring own harnesses if available. Also, proper workplace clothing must be worn (no shorts, sandals, tank tops, etc.).
Part One: Basic Theory
- Rights & Responsibilities related to Working at Heights under the Occupational Health & Safety Act & Regulations
- Fall Hazard Recognition
- Hierarchy of Controls & Safe Work Strategies
- Safety Procedures for Hazard Warning Methods & Physical Barriers
- Safety Procedures For Ladders & Similar Equipment; Lifting Devices
- An Introduction to Personal Fall Protection Equipment-Selection, Donning, Doffing & Maintenance
Part Two: Practical
- Understanding Personal Fall Protection Equipment
- Barriers & Safety Nets
- Anchor Points
- Fall Prevention & Rescue Plans
- On-site First Aid for a Fallen Worker
For information on in-house training options or for groups larger than 6, please contact us.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations received less than 5 business days prior to a course start date will not be refunded. Workplace Safety Group reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a training session. A $25.00 Administration Fee will apply to all cancellations.