New CPO Approved Working at Heights Training

Working at heights is a critical aspect of many industries, and ensuring the safety of workers in these environments is paramount. The Ontario government has recognized the need to enhance training standards for working at heights, and as of April 1st, 2024, significant changes are coming into effect.

Rescue 7 is at the forefront of these changes, offering the new CPO-approved Working at Heights training to align with the updated standards.

In this article, we’ll delve into the key modifications and how they will impact workers and employers.

What’s Changing?

The changes in Working at Heights training, set to take effect in April 2024, are in response to the Working for Workers Act, 2023, introduced by the Ontario government.

Here are the main updates to the training:

1. Additional Learning Outcomes:
The new training will include additional learning outcomes focused on ladders, skylights, and damaged equipment. These additions are crucial to enhance worker knowledge and safety in diverse working at heights scenarios.

2. Required Personal Protective Equipment:
Workers must use additional personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure their safety while working at heights. These additions will help mitigate risks associated with various tasks.

3. Elimination of Duplicative Content:
Duplicative language and learning outcomes will be eliminated to streamline the training process. This will make the training more efficient and focused on essential skills and knowledge.

4. Enhanced Inclusivity:
The language and content of the training will be enhanced to foster more inclusive engagement. This change is essential to ensure that all workers can access and benefit from the training regardless of their background or abilities.

It’s important to note that these changes will not affect workers who already possess valid working at heights training. The requirements for refresher training remain unchanged.

Stay Informed

To better understand the context and implications of these changes, you can refer to the Working for Workers Act, 2023, introduced by the Ontario government. This act outlines various provisions to improve worker protection and safety standards across the province.

For a real-world example of how a reputable training provider, such as Rescue 7, is adapting to these changes, check out this case study by WorkBright™. It demonstrates how Rescue 7 collaborated with WorkBright™ to amend its Working at Heights training program and maintain its CPO approval status.

Rescue 7’s Courses & Trainings

Rescue 7 is not just about Working at Heights training; we offer a wide range of valuable resources and services to promote health and safety in various environments. Here are some of the additional offerings you can explore:

CPR Training:
Rescue 7 provides comprehensive CPR training programs to equip individuals with life-saving skills. Whether you’re a professional in a high-risk industry or a concerned parent, CPR training is valuable.

AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators):
AEDs are crucial in cases of sudden cardiac arrest. Rescue 7 offers AEDs and related training to ensure these life-saving devices are accessible when needed.

Other Specialized Trainings:
Beyond CPR and Working at Heights, Rescue 7 offers a wide range of specialized training programs including First Aid and Health and Safety.


The upcoming changes to Working at Heights training standards in April 2024 reflect the Ontario government’s commitment to improving worker safety.

Rescue 7 is at the forefront of these changes, offering the new CPO Approved Working at Heights training to ensure that workers are adequately prepared to work safely at heights.

If you have any questions about the changes or want to explore Rescue 7’s comprehensive health and safety offerings, don’t hesitate to contact Rescue 7.