Workers Health & Safety Centre

WHSC books 10,000 Working at Heights trainees

WHSC books 10,000 Working at Heights trainees
Less than three months since new Working at Heights training legislation has taken effect, the WHSC has booked 10,000 participants into our Ministry-approved program.
“We haven’t seen this kind of demand for a single training program since Certification training for joint health and safety committees was first standardized in the early 1990s, “ says, Dave Killham, WHSC Executive Director. “Such is the power of mandatory training standards. It is very gratifying to see workers getting the kind of quality training they so desperately need.” 
Falls from heights are the leading cause of traumatic worker deaths and critical injuries in construction. As of April 1, 2015, Ontario regulation requires employers to ensure untrained or inadequately trained construction workers complete a Ministry of Labour-approved, working at heights training program before they work at heights and use fall protection equipment and systems.

WHSC was one of the first organizations to be approved by the Ministry. From the outset we have offered scheduled programs in communities throughout Ontario, adding new courses almost daily as existing courses fill. We also continue to work with several industry unions and employers to bring training directly to their in-house training facilities. 
“We are dedicated to ensuring our clients get the training they need, when they need it. No delays. No long wait times. We understand lives and livelihoods are in the balance,” says Killham.
Brandy Mazerolle, Safety and Training Coordinator for ACU-TEC Inspections and Service Ltd in Erin, Ontario, certainly appreciates this level of service. She recently contacted the WHSC to arrange Working at Heights training for ACU-TEC staff. Following, she took the time to write, “I just want to say thank you for your timely response to my request for information and training. After waiting for almost four months for information from another company, it is refreshing to work with someone/company who is interested in providing excellent service to their customers.”
Mazerolle says she found the WHSC on the Ministry of Labour list of approved trainers for the Working at Heights training. She adds, “I contacted the Workers Centre and in less than an hour I received a call back. The service was fast, efficient and professional. I will definitely use the Workers Health & Safety Centre again.”
Need Working at Heights training for your workforce? Register today for any one of our scheduled courses.

Or call 1-888-869-7950 and ask to speak to one of our training services representatives to discuss bringing training to your work site or facility.

Need more information? Want to help us spread the word about this potentially life-saving training? Be sure to check out our online Working at Heights information resources.