Working at Heights

Course Objectives

  • Identify the factors that affect the risk, likelihood and potential severity of incidents involving falls from heights.
  • Recognize warning methods, such as signage, bump lines and barriers, used to identify fall hazards to workers to prevent falls from heights.
  • Learn proper use, positioning and maintenance of portable ladders and similar equipment.
  • List different types of work position systems that may be available to safely perform a variety of tasks at height, including scaffolds and powered elevating work platforms.
  • Name different types of personal fall protection systems, including their limitations, appropriate uses, components, and set-up.
  • Learn hand-on experience setting up, wearing and using personal fall protection equipment.

Target Audience
This training is intended for workers, supervisors, joint health and safety committee members, health and safety representatives or anyone else who works at heights, works with or supervises people who work at heights.

Important Notice for Participants
While Working at Heights safety training is an excellent start, site-specific training is also required. Employers must train workers on workplace-specific hazards and equipment. Please be advised that for workers on construction projects covered by the Regulations for Construction Projects, WSN Working at Heights will be valid for three years from the date of completion. In addition, workers are required to complete site-specific falls prevention training that meets the requirements of section 26.2 of O.Reg 213/91 (Construction Projects). For workers covered by all other regulations, including Regulations for Mines and Mining Plants and Regulations for Industrial Establishments, WSN Working at Heights training frequency is determined by the employer. WSN recommends refresher training at least every three years.

Requirements
Please ensure you bring one of the following accepted identification credentials with you: Canadian or foreign passport, Canadian Citizenship card, Immigration and Refugee Report, Enhanced Driver’s License issued by Ontario; or Ontario health insurance card. Failing to provide the proper credentials will result in a non-completion of the training program and no record of training will be issued. Please bring CSA approved footwear.