Health & Safety
Working at Heights Training
Falls from heights are a frequent occurrence in workplaces, particularly in construction where there are serious hazards created by working at heights. On April 1, 2015, the Ministry of Labour introduced new working at heights training requirements for construction firms. If your firm uses any of the following methods of fall protection when working on construction projects:
- Travel restraint systems
- Fall restricting systems
- Fall arrest systems
- Safety nets
- Work belts or safety belts
Your workers must complete the new working at heights training as facilitated by an approved training provider.
WHSS is an approved IHSA working at heights training partner. If your employees work at heights, get them trained today. Our one day, eight (8) hour course includes both the theory and practical training requirements. Please contact Christina Soos for details.
WHSS continues to be a training partner for Working at Heights with the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA). Contact us today to arrange your full or refresher course. Courses are scheduled on an as needed basis and can be held at your site or at the Kingston Construction Association (KCA)
Refresher training now available!
The Working at Heights Refesher course if for workers who have already completed a Chief Prevention Officer-approved working at heights course. Course participants will review recent changes to applicable legislation in addition to a review of theory and practical training requirements. Refresher courses are a half-day, four hour sessions.
*Each course must have a minimum of six (6) participants to proceed. Each course can have a maximum of twelve (12) participants.
NOTE: Private courses, hosted by the requesting workplace can also be arranged if six (6) or more people need to be trained.
Construction Firm Pricing
Working at Heights: $159.95+HST/participant: includes training materials and lunch
Working at Heights Refresher: $95.00+HST/participants: includes training materials
Please contact us for pricing information.
Participants must wear appropriate clothing, as well as bring with them CSA certified head, foot and eye protection.
Participants must bring a valid piece of photo ID to the program to confirm their registration.
Ensure your workers are using methods of fall protection successfully when working at heights!
Changes in the Training Regulation Requirements:
This new training must be taken from approved training providers and must be completed by October 1, 2017. If you are a provider of construction services on a construction project, this legislative change applies to you. Your employee’s current fall arrest training will need to be updated by October 1, 2017.
On March 29, 2017 the Ministry of Labour extended the original April 1, 2017 deadline to October 1, 2017, lengthening the transition period by six (6) months in specific circumstances. The extension only applies to workers who:
- have completed fall protection training that meets the requirements of section 26.2(1) of O. Reg. 213/91 (Construction Projects) before April 1, 2015, and
- are enrolled in a WAH training program that will be completed before October 1, 2017. The employer must have written proof of enrollment which must be made available to an inspector upon request. The proof of enrollment must include the name of the worker, name of the approved training provider, the date on which the approved training is scheduled to be completed and the name of the approved training program.
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