Working at Heights
This full day program includes the basic information about how to work at heights safely, as well as practical application of skills. The course involves classroom instruction and hands-on exposure to some common equipment.
The training includes both, but is not limited to:
- Hazard identification
- Rights and responsibilities related to working at height
- Ladder safety
- Legislative requirements for worker fall safety
- Fall safety warning methods and barriers
- Types and usage of personal protective equipment for fall protection
More Information on Ontario Working at Heights Training Requirements
As of April 1, 2015 you are required to have training through a MOL approved training provider if you work on a construction project and use any of the following methods of fall protection:
- Travel restraint systems
- Fall restricting systems
- Fall arrest systems
- Safety nets
- Work belts or safety belts
There is a 2 year transition period for those who have been working at heights prior to April 1, 2015.
To be eligible to take advantage of this transition period you need to have received training on working at heights that met the requirements of Section 26.2 of the Construction Regulation 213.
If you did, then you have until April 1, 2017 to complete an approved working at heights training program.
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