Working at Heights | CPO Approved

The purpose of Working at Heights training is to establish a threshold criteria of high-quality, consistent training for Ontario workers who work at heights. This strengthens workplace safety culture, improves worker knowledge and helps reduce the number of fall-related incidents, injuries and fatalities.

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 Needs to Take This Training?

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:
  • Service or Maintenance Workers working at heights
  • Construction & Construction-Related Industry Workers
  • Utility Workers
  • Roofing, Siding and Window Installers
  • Aerial Work Platform Workers

Course Overview 

Falls happen all too often and are the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry. This course will provide participants with the basic knowledge needed to work safely in work areas where there may be exposure to fall hazards.

Our CPO approved course addresses safe work practices and procedures as specified in Regulations empowered by the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act and the MLTSD (Ministry of Labour, Training & Skills Development). All instructors have successfully completed and are certified under the WSG Quality Assurance Policy.

The full-day training is delivered in two segments, a theoretical portion and a practical component.

Workplace Safety - Working at Heights Certificate - Front 

Course Details      

Theoretical Segment

  • Rights & Responsibilities related to Working at Heights under the OHSA Act & Regs. 213/91 and 851

  • 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

Practical Segment

  • Hands-on demonstration of specific Personal Fall Protection Equipment
  • Equipment Inspection, Care and Maintenance
  • Fall Protection Principles, Systems and Components
  • Barriers & Safety Nets
  • Anchor Points
  • Ladder safety, Scaffold safety and EWP & AWP safety
  • Fall Prevention & Rescue Plans
  • On-site First Aid for a Fallen Worker

Course Details

We provide Working at Heights training sessions as open enrolment courses as well as closed groups at your worksite, place of business or in rented spaces (community centres).
Length: 7.5 Hours - Saturday classes available on request.
Individual Price: $120.00
Groups:  8 to 48 needing on-site training: Contact our Client Success Team for Special Rates - TF  1.866.347.7707

This course is approved by the Chief Prevention Officer of Ontario. (ID Number PRO-36017)

**MLTSD now requires learners to provide photo ID (Provincial ID, Driver's License, Citizenship Card, or Employee ID Card) at time of registration. If you do not provide proper identification WSG may refuse you access to the classroom and you may not receive a refund.**

Working at Heights Recertification

After three years, refresher training must be taken by workers. Workers renew their Working at Heights certification by successfully completing a CPO-approved half-day “refresher” training program. For more details visit our product page.

Other important related courses WSG offers:

Confined Space Awareness

Elevated Work Platforms

Bucket Truck/Aerial Lift Awareness Training

Product Selection

Course Dates WAH

# of Learners WAH



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 customer requested cancellations.

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