Weekly Review: June 13th-19th

These lovely ladies represented Rescue 7 at the Polo For Heart 2016 event. For more information, visit: http://poloforheart.org !

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EXCITING NEWS ABOUT A NEW COURSE, for working at heights:

As of April 1, 2015, employers in Ontario must ensure that workers on construction projects who use methods of fall protection successfully complete the ‘working at heights’ training that meets training program and provider standards established by the Chief Prevention Officer (CPO). Rescue 7 Inc. now offers MOL approved Working at Heights training program, which meets and exceeds the legal requirements as required bythe OHSA and Regulation 213.

Our program covers both the theory and practical requirements outlined in the standard. The content in these courses includes:
– Rights and responsibilities related to working at heights under the Occupational Health and Safety Act
– General hazard recognition for working at heights
– Hierarchy of controls
– Safety procedures for warning methods and physical barriers
– Safety procedures for ladders and similar equipment
– An introduction to personal fall protection equipment
– Barriers and safety nets
– Personal fall protection equipment
– Anchor points
– Work positioning systems, work access and platforms
– Rescue planning

Length: 8 hours

Under the new Working at Heights training legislation, you will be required to take refresher training every 3 years.

For inquiries about dates, pricing and registration, please call our head office at 905-474-0770.

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Rescue 7 training classes for First Aid

Our next round of First Aid and CPR instructor courses are on August 26th (6:00pm-9:00pm) and August 27-28 (8:30am-4:30pm). The courses will be held at the Rescue 7 head office on 550 Alden Rd., Unit 206, in Markham, Ont.

Firefighters, paramedics and police officers looking to share their knowledge of First Aid and CPR are invited to become members of the Rescue 7 team of trusted and caring instructors. Other candidates may include people seeking to become an Instructor for their workplace or to teach independently.

We’re looking for highly motivated professionals to teach our WSIB approved courses in First Aid and CPR in Ontario. If you are a first responder with a passion for public safety, this part-time work could be a perfect fit.

For more information contact Ray Chapman at 905-474-0770 (ext 225).
– Proof of current Standard First Aid with CPR Level C and AED certificate or higher
– It is preferred if applicants to the workshop have experience with advanced first aid or EMT training

We are also working on offering instructor courses in Thunder Bay and Ottawa. Dates to come.