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Working At Heights Training Program and Certification in Ontario Canada

Working At Heights Training Program in Ontario

F.A.S.T. Rescue is an approved training provider for the Working At Heights training program in Ontario, Canada.
Our training program meets the latest Ontario training standards.

Working At Heights Training & Certification Course Outline

Our Working At Heights program and certification provide workers with the knowledge required for the safe use and operation of equipment for working at heights. Students will learn to recognize fall hazards and apply the proper safety measures.

The key objective of the course is to teach operators how to increase the efficient use of elevating work platforms and reduce their risk of injury and damage to equipment, products, and buildings.

This training includes both a theory and practical component. The theory component covers the following:

Legal responsibilities
Identification of hazards and controls
Fall Prevention
Ladder Safety
Guard Rails
Travel Restraints

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The practical component consists of the following:

Personal Fall Protection Equipment
Barriers and bump lines
Anchor systems and platforms
Rescue Planning

Refresher training will be required every three years under the new Working at Heights standards.

Working At Heights (WAH) Training Program Course Details

Working At Heights (WAH) Training Program Course CPO Approved

CPO Approved

F.A.S.T. Rescue is an approved training provider for the Ontario Working At Heights program. Our Working from Heights Training Program meets the latest Ontario training requirements.

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Certificate Issued

Students who successfully complete this 8-hour training course will receive a certificate from the Ontario Ministry of Labour as confirmation of their education and this certificate will be valid for 3 years.

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Materials Provided

All course materials will be provided. Harnesses will be provided for use during training.

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Duration

Full Course: 8 hours & Refresher: 4 hours

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Assessment

Full Course: Written and practical exam, Refresher: Practical exam, All exams have a pass mark of at least 75%

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Cancellations

Public training sessions: Cancellations with more than 2 days notice will be subject to a cancellation fee of $25. There will be no refunds for cancellations within 2 days. Private training sessions: Cancellations with more than 7 days notice will not be subject to a cancellation fee. Cancellations or rescheduling with 3-7 days notice incurs a cancellation fee of 35% of the total estimated cost of the private training session. Cancellations or rescheduling within 2 days of the course will be charged the total estimated cost of the private training session.

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Prerequisite

Full Course: None, Refresher: Working At Heights Certificate/Refresher Certificate

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Delivery Method

In class

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Breaks and Lunch

2 – 15minute breaks with a 30–45 minute lunch break.

Working At Heights (WAH) Private Training Sessions Booking Process

There is a minimum number of 10 participants required for our private training sessions. If you are looking for private training, please fill out this form or reach out to our team at sales@fast-rescue.com.

Working At Heights (WAH) Private Training Sessions Booking Process

Overview of the Working At Heights Training Program in Ontario

For any job requiring workers to work over 10 feet, employers are required to have safety protocols in place and provide Working At Heights training to their workers. Furthermore, workers who use fall protection equipment on construction sites are required to complete a Working At Heights training program.

The program must be:

  • Approved by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development’s Chief Prevention Officer
  • Delivered by a training provider who has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer
  • Taken before a worker can use fall protection

Training requirements for working at heights are set out in O. Reg. 297/13: Occupational Health and Safety Awareness Training.

Is Working At Heights Training Mandatory in Ontario, Canada?

All Ontario construction projects covered by the Regulations for Construction Projects must now comply with the new Working at Heights Training Standard as of 01/April/2015. The new standard establishes detailed specifications for both training providers and specialist working at heights training. Working at Heights training is explicitly defined as a necessity under the OSH Awareness and Training Regulation (Ontario Regulation 297/13) under the OSH Act.

After successfully completing an approved Working At Heights training program, the student receives a certificate from SkillsPass which is valid for three (3) years. Every three (3) years after this, the student must complete a Working At Heights Refresher training to maintain their Working At Heights certification.

Who Needs Working At Heights Training in Ontario?

Any employee who is at risk of a fall of three metres or more must undergo Working at Heights training, which is mandated by the Ministry. This training applies to individuals working in many sectors, including factories, construction, HVAC, roofing, or window cleaning.

You must complete this course in accordance with O. Reg. 213/91: Construction Projects if you are working on a construction project site and are required to utilize any of the following fall protection systems:

  • Travel restraint systems
  • Fall restricting systems
  • Fall arrest systems
  • Safety nets
  • Work belts
  • Safety belts
Who Needs Working At Heights Training in Ontario

In addition to the equipment-specific training mandated by section 26.2 of O. Reg. 213/91, this training requirement exists.

If an employee’s location of employment is not covered by O. Reg. 213/91, they are not required to complete approved working at heights training. There is a limited exemption for workers who are directly employed by an automobile manufacturer or assembler.

How long is the Working At Heights Training Program valid for in Ontario?

After successfully completing an approved program, working at heights training is valid for three years. Workers must successfully complete a refresher working at heights training course after three years in order to maintain their certification for an additional three years.

Workers must have previously successfully finished both modules of an approved working at heights training program in order to be qualified for refresher training.

Refresher training can be given by a trainer who has the Chief Prevention Officer’s approval.

Both fall protection training and working at heights training must be documented by employers. If an MLTSD inspector wants to see a training record, you as an employer must provide it.

Proof of Training Completion

If a worker’s training has been completed in Ontario, there are three options for employers to verify its validity.

1. Accept a proof of completion record that was issued by either:

  • The Chief Prevention Officer
  • A training provider who has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer

2. Access a worker’s training information, with the worker’s consent, by creating a free and secure account through SkillsPass™.

3. With the worker’s consent, contact the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development to confirm that the worker’s training is valid.

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Workers can also get a digital copy of their training records online by setting up a free and secure account through SkillsPass™. You will need your:

  • Address provided when you registered for training
  • Year of birth
  • Email address and phone number (mobile, if possible)

To Replace a Lost or Damaged Record

If your training record for Ontario working at heights training was lost or damaged, you can either:

  • Get your digital record online from SkillsPass™ – it can be shared and printed
  • Contact your training provider to obtain a copy of your training records or proof of successful completion.