Working at heights training

519 576-7238

Working at heights training, Windsor, Sarnia

Principals of Fall Protection


Working at heights safety training

Working at Heights Training: Principles of Fall Protection, has been designed to provide learners with the knowledge required to safely work at heights according to MOL standards.

Natcor is an Ontario Ministry of Labour-approved course provider.

We can perform this safety training on site at the client facility in Windsor, London, Chatham, Sarnia, Kitchener, Waterloo and Hamilton Ontario. We also offer the choice of off-site classroom training!

MOL Extends the deadline for completion of Working at Heights training to October 1, 2017.

Employers will have until then to ensure that workers successfully complete a CPO-approved working at heights training program.

The extension applies only to experienced workers - those who completed fall protection training prior to April 1, 2015 - who are enrolled in a CPO-approved working at heights training program scheduled to be completed before October 1, 2017.

Course Summary
Exposure to fall hazards in construction is a daily occurrence, but it doesn’t have to be! Unfortunately falls happen too often, and are the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry.

Our Working At Heights Safety Training program is broken down into two main modules: basic theory and practical equipment. The basic theory module discusses working at heights hazards, controls, introduces the learner to the basics of fall protection, and ladder safety.

The practical equipment module focuses on the application and use of the different fall protection systems, their components, and their limitations. Learners must demonstrate how to inspect the equipment, don and doff the harness, and maintain 100% tie-off. These are performance outcomes and must be achieved successfully.

Five things you need to know about the New Working at Heights Safety Training Standard in Ontario

  1. Training must be conducted when workers are exposed to a fall hazard as defined by the Occupational Health and Safety Act – Ontario Regulation 213/91. This includes any construction-related work that would fall under the Construction Regulation regardless of industry.
  2. As of April 1, 2015, workers who require training in working at heights will need to complete a working at heights training program that has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer.
  3. The training program must meet the Working at Heights Training Program Standard and the training provider must meet the Training Provider Standard.
  4. The training will be valid for three years from the date of completion.
  5. Workers who have already received training that meets Section 26.2 of the Construction Regulation (213/91) will have two years (until April 1, 2017) to complete an approved working at heights training program.
    As noted above, this deadline has been extended to October 1, 2017.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, working at heights training participants will be able to:

  • Recognize working at heights hazards
  • Explain the hierarchy of controls
  • Discuss safe work plans
  • Identify and assess when ladders are appropriate
  • Explain proper inspection, care, and use of ladders
  • Describe types of warning methods and physical barriers
  • Identify when warning methods and physical barriers are required
  • Discuss limitations, application, and storage of different fall protection systems
  • Calculate fall distances
  • Demonstrate how to inspect equipment, don and doff a harness, and maintain 100% tie-off
  • Discuss the differences between permanent, temporary, and structural anchors
  • Select the appropriate fall protection equipment when working on a platform
  • Explain the purpose, roles, and responsibilities of workplace parties with respect to a rescue plan

Target Audience

  • Users of fall protection in the Ontario construction industry
  • Supervisors
  • JHSC reps

Cost: $175.00 per participant

We can provide this training at your facility in Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, London, Windsor, Sarnia and Chatham areas of Ontario.
Email or call us today to ensure that you complete the required working at heights training by the October 1, 2017 deadline.

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Natcor Safety
519 576-7238

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