Workers Health & Safety Centre

WHSC releases Version 6 of Working at Heights training program

WHSC releases Version 6 of Working at Heights training program
The Workers Health and Safety Centre has recently revised our Ministry of Labour (MOL)-approved Working at Heights training program.
The participant’s manual has been edited to more clearly explain some key concepts. Additional legal references were added to help participants when citing the regulations. Cosmetic upgrades to photos in the manual are intended to assist with the visual aspect of intended knowledge transfer.
The program PowerPoint was also upgraded with some new photos, as well as improvements to the animation of text to assist the instructor with the active lecture.
Edits to the instructor’s notes reflect the changes to the participant’s manual and PowerPoint. The Quick Reference Card, worksheets and written evaluation have not be changed. 

Training compliance deadline – revised too

Of course, since April 1, 2015, employers were required to ensure untrained or inadequately trained workers on construction projects complete a MOL-approved working at heights training program before working at heights and using a fall restricting system, fall arrest system, safety net, work belt or safety belt.
For those who, prior to April 1, 2015, had met previous fall protection training requirements under the Regulation for Construction Projects (O. Reg 213/91), October 1, 2017 is now the new deadline to complete a MOL-approved working at heights training program. (The original deadline was April 1, 2017).
Furthermore, to comply with this new deadline, workers trained prior to April 1, 2015 must be enrolled in a MOL-approved program now. Employers must also have written proof of enrollment that includes name of worker, name of approved training program and provider, and date training is to be completed (no later than October 1, 2017). Proof of enrollment must be made available to a MOL inspector upon request.
For more information contact a WHSC training service representative at 1-888-869-7950.