Workers Health & Safety Centre

WHSC continues to meet significant demand for working at heights training

WHSC continues to meet significant demand for working at heights training
Having recently exceeded 20,000 registrant bookings for working at heights training, the WHSC continues to make ease of access their number one priority.  
“Timely access to quality working at heights training can mean the difference between life and death,” says Dave Killham, executive director, Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC). “With more than 100 WHSC instructors qualified to deliver this mandatory training, it remains our commitment to meet demand for this training.”
Liz Pead, a Toronto-based artist, appreciates this approach to customer service. She was recently confronted with an extremely short window to complete working at heights training in order to assist with the install of her artwork in Oakville’s Sixteen Mile Arena Complex.

“From initial contact, the Workers Centre made it clear they could meet my pressing need for training,” she explains. The WHSC was able to get Pead into a local community-based program within days.
For Pead access to this training was just the first hurdle. She explained, “With little knowledge of working at heights, I was a bit anxious going into the training. The instructor quickly established a learning environment that placed me at ease. I applaud him for his patience and ability to guide me and others through the materials and practical instruction to ensure real learning took place.” 
Considering fall from heights is the leading cause of traumatic worker deaths and critical injuries in construction, real learning, not just meeting minimum standards, is the key to successful training.
As of April 1, 2015, a new requirement for minimum work at heights training came into force. Ontario regulation requires employers to ensure untrained or inadequately trained construction workers complete a MOL-approved working at heights training program before they work at heights and use fall protection equipment and systems.
The WHSC was one of the first organizations to gain MOL approval. We continue to offer regularly scheduled Working at Heights training in communities throughout Ontario.
With enough participants and an appropriate training venue we are also able to work with construction sector unions and employers to bring training to you.  

Need Working at Heights training? 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.
Note: The installation of Liz Pead’s artwork took place as scheduled on Tuesday, October 27 and Wednesday, October 28 without incident.
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