Working at Heights – Refresher Program:
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Ontario regulation requires employers to ensure all construction workers in their employ complete a Ministry of Labour-approved, Working at Heights (WAH) training program before working at heights and using a fall protection system. This initial WAH training is valid for three years. For continued compliance, employers must ensure workers they employ complete a Ministry-approved WAH refresher program.

OTDS can help you meet both these training requirements. Our programs are Ministry-approved, affordably priced and delivered by experienced instructors in the trades.

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Employers must ensure construction workers complete MOL-approved working at heights (WAH) training before they start work at heights and use fall protection equipment. Additionally, these workers must complete an approved refresher training every three years thereafter. The OTDS MOL-approved Working at Heights Refresher program involves a review of basic awareness ranging from significant employer and supervisor obligations to working at heights-related hazards, along with safeguards and procedures designed to protect workers. This training also involves a more practical review of the functionality and safety aspects of fall protection equipment and systems including a hands-on practicum. Successful completion of this refresher training will re-validate WAH training compliance for three years.

NOTE: Ministry of Labour requires provincially-issued photo identification (ID) and proof of prior Working at Heights training for all participants of Working at Heights Refresher training. Please bring this ID and proof to the training course. As proof the Ministry prefers your Ministry of Labour-issued Working at Heights training wallet card. However, if you completed your initial training with OTDS and your name and address remains the same as when you first trained with us, OTDS can supply this proof to the Ministry for you. If your initial training was provided by another organization though, then along with your ID, you must bring to training your Ministry of Labour-issued card. If you have misplaced your card, call the Ministry Toll-free at 1-877-202-0008 and ask them to provide you with your Working at Heights learner number. Then bring this number with you to training

1‐Day Course.

Fundamentals of Fall Prevention Program
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“Falls are one of the major causes of injury and death in Ontario workplaces.”
Most of these injuries and deaths have happened because fall protection was either missing or not used.
As of April 1, 2015, all workers who work at heights are required to successfully complete a Ministry of Labour approved Working at Heights Training Cours.
This course will provide workers with the basic knowledge needed to recognize and avoid hazards associated with working at heights and prepare workers to:
Explain your rights and responsibilities with regard to working at heights.
Work at heights safely and in compliance with regulatory requirements.
Select, inspect, and use industry‐standard personal fall arrest equipment, including a harness and lanyard.

This 1‐Day Course is designed for workers who use:
Travel Restraint Systems.
Fall Restricting Systems.
Fall Arrest Systems.
Safety Nets.
Work Belts or Safety Belts.

Participants must complete both the knowledge and hands‐on evaluations in order to:
successfully meet course requirements.
Wallet Card is issued upon successful completion of this course.
Each participant is required to bring the following items: Photo ID, CSA Approved: Hard Hat, Safety Glasses and Safety Boots. Participants who do not have the required ID and PPE will be removed from the class and must reschedule. No refund will be issued.


Related Links:
Download Working at Heights Refresher Brochure
Download Working at Heights Brochure
Download Non Vocational Refund Policy
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http://www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/topics/heights.php


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