Working at Heights Training
April 1st, 2017 is the deadline for completing an approved working at heights training program!
This course meets the requirements of Regulation 291/13 and the Working at Heights Training Standard
According to the MOL, from 2005-2014 there were 106 fatalities and 3,408 work-related injuries due to falls from heights.
The Chief Prevention Officer has stated;
‘Unsafe work at heights is one of the leading causes of fatalities at Ontario Workplaces. Unsafe work at heights is a serious hazard and even a fall of 1.2 meters or less can severely injure or kill a worker.’
This course is for beginners to seasoned working at heights professionals. Participants in this Working at Heights training will be guided through interactive modules focused on building and strengthening the skills required to recognize and avoid hazards associated with working at heights.
After this training program, participants will be able to:
- Explain general worker rights and responsibilities and focused working at heights responsibilities
- Understand and apply what it means to work at heights safely and in compliance with regulatory requirements
- Select, inspect, and use industry-standard personal fall arrest equipment including harness and lanyard
Participants will be provided with current industry best practices and exercises that focus on general and industry-specific hazards. There are two components to this course; theoretical training with interactive learning modules and hands-on physical training guided by competent facilitators educated in training adult learners.
Theory Learning Components:
- Occupational Health and Safety Law
- Governing Bodies in Ontario
- Workers’ Rights and Responsibilities
- Working at Heights Regulation
- Fall Hazard Recognition
- Fall Prevention Practices and Systems
- Personal Fall Protection systems
- Access structures
- Workplace Specific Training Requirements and Employer Responsibilities
- Rescue Plans
Practical Learning Components:
- Select the correct fall protection
- Inspect the harness and identify deficiencies
- Inspect the lanyard/ restraint system and identify deficiencies
- Don and properly fit full body harness
- Attach the lanyard to an acceptable anchorage point
- Attach the lanyard to another anchorage point while maintaining tie-off point
- Remove fall protection equipment, perform a post-use inspection, and demonstrate proper storage