Workers Health & Safety Centre

Register today for specially-priced WHSC Working at Heights training

Responding to immediate demand for quality Working at Heights training, WHSC has begun scheduling training in Ontario communities, at an introductory price.

 “WHSC has attained Ministry of Labour approval for our program, but this is just the first step. Many workers and employers cannot afford to wait. They need access to training that meets mandatory Ministry training requirements now,” observes Dave Killham, WHSC executive director.

Priced at only $90 per participant, scheduled WHSC Working at Heights training begins March 30 and extends throughout the month of April. As demand increases new training dates and locations will be added.

WHSC is also working with a growing number of constituents and clients to bring Working at Heights training to their individual training centres. Many are declaring WHSC their exclusive training provider for this potentially life-saving training and a host of other essential training needs.

Falls from heights are the leading cause of worker injury and death in the construction sector. To help put a stop to this unacceptable situation, new regulatory changes in Ontario will require employers to ensure untrained or inadequately trained construction workers complete a Ministry of Labour-approved, working at heights training program before they can work at heights and use fall protection equipment and systems.

This requirement comes into force April 1, 2015. Fall protection includes travel restraint systems, fall restricting systems, fall arrest systems, safety nets and work belts or safety belts. Approved training is valid for three years from the date of successful completion.

The Ministry will allow however, a maximum two-year transition period for workers whose training already meets the existing fall protection training requirements set out in section 26.2 of the Construction Regulations. In these circumstances, employers will have until April 1, 2017 to ensure workers in their employ complete the more comprehensive Ministry-approved working at heights training program.

Either way, program participants don’t need to wait to register for a higher standard of training.

Register now for scheduled WHSC Working at Heights training. (Courses are listed by title alphabetically.)

Download and share the WHSC flyer listing all existing scheduled training dates and locations.

Download and share the WHSC Working at Heights Training product sheet.

To learn more:

Call:    1-888-869-7950 and ask to speak to a training service representative