The working at heights training course is provided at both Toronto (Vaughan) and Ottawa locations. This course is conducted in conjunction with the IHSA as a training partner, all materials and equipment are provided/approved by the IHSA as per the agreement.
This program meets the standard mandated by the Ministry of labour as of April 01/2015 and is a Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) approved program.
Note: Worker Awareness and WHMIS is included in this course
DURATION: Approximately 8 Hours of class participation
EXPIRATION: 3 Years
Falls are a major cause of workplace injuries and deaths in Canada. Many of these falls are from heights. This working at heights (fall arrest training) course is meant to educate workers about how to safely work from heights and how to prevent falls from taking place. Participants will be educated on the various fall protection systems and learn the ideal circumstances for when each system should be used.
26.1 (1) A worker shall be adequately protected by a guardrail system that meets the requirements of subsections 26.3 (2) to (8). O. Reg. 145/00, s. 12.
(2) Despite subsection (1), if it is not practicable to install a guardrail system as that subsection requires, a worker shall be adequately protected by the highest ranked method that is practicable from the following ranking of fall protection methods:
1. A travel restraint system 2. A fall restricting system
3. A fall arrest system 4. A safety net
This course is for:
Training in this fall arrest training (working at heights) course is a mandatory requirement to work on any construction project in Ontario. This course is designed for people who will be working from heights, but the knowledge gained in this course will be applicable to everyone on a construction project.
The Ontario regulations for working at heights can be found in General Construction Sections 21-27 of the OHSA.
Working at Heights course is required for construction workers who use the following types of fall protection:
Travel restraint systems
Fall restricting systems
Fall arrest systems
Work belts or safety belts