Ontario’s construction season remains in high gear. So too is the need for life-saving and mandatory working at heights training
In response, the Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC) continues to offer our Ministry of Labour (MOL)-approved working at heights training program for delivery in communities across Ontario.
As of April 1, 2015, 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
. From the outset we have offered scheduled programs in communities throughout Ontario, adding new courses as existing courses fill.
With more than 140 qualified instructors, the WHSC has the largest working at heights training capacity in Ontario. Time and again our clients tell us they are relieved to gain access to this training with little, if any, delay. Many have offered the same can’t be said for other providers.
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
Falls from heights are the leading cause of traumatic worker deaths
and critical injuries in construction. Workers in other sectors also face significant risks from falls. Over the 10 year period from 2005 to 2014, they were the second leading cause of traumatic death across all sectors.
The WHSC Working at Heights program is designed to give workers, supervisors and others the knowledge and skills to help prevent falls while assisting employers seeking to achieve compliance with their legal training obligations.
Want to register for upcoming community-based Working at Heights training?
Want more information about working at heights?
Do you have further questions? Call 1-888-869-7950
and ask to speak to one of our training services representatives to discuss your training options.