Working At Heights Training

Working at Height Training outlines the requirements for training programs that are submitted to the Chief Prevent Officer (CPO), for approval. This document should be read together with the Working at Heights Training Provider Standard. It outlines the requirements that training providers must meet to be approved by the CPO to provide a working at heights program. This Working at Heights Training Standard supports consistent, quality training for Ontario workers with respect to core competencies necessary for working at heights. Training based on this standard can be tailored to address specific hazards in a particular sector or the common equipment and machinery that are used in that sector. As long as the learning outcomes set forth in the standard are met.
CPO Approved Training equips workers and supervisors with all the knowledge they need to work safely at heights and avoid fall-related accidents. Participants will learn how to properly select, inspect, maintain, and use a variety of fall protection systems and components. Safe-Tech programs comply with or exceed all applicable CSA Standard, Federal/Provincial regulations, and Ministry of Labour Guidelines. Training in Working at Heights, including fall protection training Brampton, is available on-site at the client’s location, in either a full or refresher format.


Does Ontario have a mandatory Work At Heights training?

The new Working at Heights Training Standard was made mandatory for all Ontario construction projects that are regulated under the Regulations for Construction Projects. This new standard outlines specific requirements for both specialized training in working at heights and for training providers. The Occupational Safety and Health Awareness and Training Regulation (Ontario Regulation 271/13) under the Occupational Health & Safety Act makes Working at Heights a mandatory requirement. Three (3) years after successful completion of a program approved for working at heights, the training is valid. To maintain training’s validity, learners must complete a refresher course within three (3) years after completing a CPO-approved working at heights program. Sub-section 26.2 (1) O. Reg. 213/91 (Construction Projects), states that employers will still have to ensure that workers who might use a fall protection device are properly trained through written and oral instructions from a competent person. The Occupational Health and Safety act defines a workplace as any place, land, location, thing, or thing that a worker is working on, within, near, or upon. The Occupational Health and Safety act considers a construction site to be a workplace for workers. Employers should adhere to the Act’s construction regulations. The Act clearly states that employers must follow the construction regulations.
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How tall is considered to be safe when working at heights?

Safety procedures must be developed by employers for any job that requires workers to work at heights greater than three meters. These safety procedures must consider what steps are necessary to prevent a worker from falling. Before starting any task, workers should be familiar with these procedures. The Ontario Health and safety organizations have the training and resources to help you reduce hazards associated with working at heights. If precautions weren’t taken, someone could fall from a height liable to cause personal injury. If you are:

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