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.
This course will provide workers with the basic knowledge needed to recognize and avoid hazards associated with working at heights.
This course will cover the following topics:
● Understanding your Rights and Responsibilities regarding working at heights
● Safety and Regulatory Compliance
● Selection, Inspection and Use of Personal Fall-Arrest Equipment
This Half-Day course is designed for workers who use:
● Travel Restraint Systems
● Fall Restricting Systems
● Fall Arrest Systems
● Safety Nets
● Work Belts or Safety Belts
Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive:
● Full size certificate
● Wallet certification card
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
Please bring the following on the day of your course:
● Government-issued Photo ID
● CSA-Approved Hard Hat
● CSA-Approved Eye Protection
● Safety Boots
Students who do not arrive with the proper identification and PPE will not be allowed to complete the class. Refunds will NOT be issued for arriving unprepared.