Employers must ensure workers on construction projects complete a working at heights training program approved by the Chief Prevention Officer-approved before a worker uses a fall restricting system, fall arrest system, safety net, work belt or safety belt.
This comprehensive working at heights training program has this approval. The program is divided into two modules.
- Theory: Participants learn about the hazards of working at heights, basic rights and duties along with relevant regulations governing fall arrest hazards, fall protection equipment and working at heights projects. They will also be introduced to the use, inspection, limitations, storage and procedures for travel restraint, fall restricting and fall arrest systems.
- Hands-On Practical: Participants get hands-on training on fall protection equipment and systems. They will also explore key components of a fall rescue plan and emergency procedures.
This course meets the requirements of Section 26.2 of the Construction Regulation 213.
Maximum 12 participants per session.
Who Can Benefit From This Course
Under O. Reg. 213/91: Construction Projects, you need to take this training if you work on a construction project and are required to use any of the following methods of fall protection:
- travel restraint system
- fall restricting system
- fall arrest system
- safety net
- work belt
- safety belt
This training requirement is in addition to the equipment-specific training required by section 26.2 of O. Reg. 213/91.