As of April 1, 2015, workers on construction projects must complete a working at heights training program that has been approved by Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer if they 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 or safety belt.
The Working at Heights Training Program Standard has a modular format to allow for core theory training to be completed separately from practical training elements. There are two modules: Working at Heights Basic Theory and Working at Heights Practical.
After successful completion of the course all participants will be able to explain their rights and responsibilities with regard to working at heights, work at heights safely and in compliance with regulatory requirements, and select, inspect, and use industry-standard personal fall arrest equipment, including a harness and lanyard.
The program consists of a written knowledge evaluation and a hands-on practical evaluation. Upon successful completion of both written and practical evaluations, participants will receive a 3 year working at heights certification.
All participants will be required to bring CSA footwear, CSA eye wear, and a CSA hard hat to the training sessions along with valid photo ID.
Instructor: Randy MacLean, Total Rescue
Time: 8:30am -4:30pm
Where: GVCA – 25 Sheldon Drive, Cambridge
Cost: $200 +HST per member, $250+HST per non-member
About the Instructor: The training will be conducted by Director, Lead Fire and Rescue Instructor Randy MacLean of Total Rescue. Randy MacLean is a Master Trainer in disciplines such as High Angle Rope Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, Fall Protection and Fall Rescue for Rig Work in Western Canada as well as the now approved Working At Heights in Ontario. Total Rescue is an MOL approved Working at Heights Training Provider.
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