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:
  • 3 Meters (10 feet) of height/depth or greater
  • Construction & Construction-Related Industry Workers
  • Utility Workers

What Our Participants Are Saying

  • "The instructor was very informative and kind, and made things very clear for me."
    - Connie S.

Course Overview

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.

Workplace Safety - Working at Heights Certificate - Front 

Course Details

: 7.5 Hours
Individual Price: $190.00
For groups larger than 6 or on-site training: Contact Us For Rates

The training is valid for three years from the date of successful completion of a MOL approved program.

Program includes participant workbooks, a written examination and record of training report. 

Program meets the requirements of Regulation 297/13 and the Working at Heights Training Standard.

Next Dates

Go to "Registration Options" panel at right for upcoming classes. We offer special rates for in-house/on site training.

Course Content        

Course Prerequisite

Wear safety boots and bring own harnesses if available. Also, proper workplace clothing must be worn.

Part One: Basic Theory

  • Rights & Responsibilities related to Working at Heights under the OH&S Act & Reg. 213/91
  • 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

  • Hands-on demonstration of specific Personal Fall Protection Equipment
  • Barriers & Safety Nets
  • Anchor Points
  • Fall Prevention & Rescue Plans
  • On-site First Aid for a Fallen Worker

After the three year period, refresher training must be taken by a worker. Workers will be able to renew the validity of the working at heights training by successfully completing a CPO-approved half-day “refresher” training program, delivered by a CPO approved training provider. Workplace Safety Group offers refresher training.

Workplace Safety Group delivers Langlois Safety Training and Consulting Services Working at Heights Certification Training, approved by the Chief Prevention Officer of Ontario (CPO).

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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.

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