Working at Heights: Construction Training

Working at Heights CPO Approved: Full Day Course

Course Summary

Exposure to fall hazards in construction is a daily occurrence, but it doesn’t have to be! Unfortunately falls happen too often, and are the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry.
HB Safety Trainings Chief Prevention Officer-approved course, Working at Heights: Principles of Fall Protection, has been designed to provide learners with the knowledge required to safely work at heights.


Our program is broken down into two main modules: basic theory and practical equipment. The basic theory module discusses working at heights hazards, controls, introduces the learner to the basics of fall protection, and ladder safety.


The practical equipment module focuses on the application and use of the different fall protection systems, their components, and their limitations. Learners must demonstrate how to inspect the equipment, don and doff the harness, and maintain 100% tie-off. These are performance outcomes and must be achieved successfully.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize working at heights hazards
  • Explain the hierarchy of controls
  • Discuss safe work plans
  • Identify and assess when ladders are appropriate
  • Explain proper inspection, care, and use of ladders
  • Describe types of warning methods and physical barriers
  • Identify when warning methods and physical barriers are required
  • Discuss limitations, application, and storage of different fall protection systems
  • Calculate fall distances
  • Demonstrate how to inspect equipment, don and doff a harness, and maintain 100% tie-off
  • Discuss the differences between permanent, temporary, and structural anchors
  • Select the appropriate fall protection equipment when working on a platform
  • Explain the purpose, roles, and responsibilities of workplace parties with respect to a rescue plan

Five things you need to know about the New Working at Heights Training Standard

  1. Training must be conducted when workers are exposed to a fall hazard as defined by the Occupational Health and Safety Act – Ontario Regulation 213/91. This includes any contruction-related work that would fall under the Construction Regulation regardless of industry.
  2. As of April 1, 2015, workers who require training in working at heights will need to complete a working at heights training program that has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer.
  3. The training program must meet the Working at Heights Training Program Standard and the training provider must meet the Training Provider Standard.
  4. The training will be valid for three years from the date of completion.
  5. Workers who have already received training that meets Section 26.2 of the Construction Regulation (213/91) will have two years (until April 1, 2017) to complete an approved working at heights training program.

HB Safety Training is an Ontario Chief Prevention Officer Approved Training Provider for the Working at Heights: Construction Program.

Working at Heights CPR Approved: Refresher Course

This refresher has been designed to reinforce key learning outcomes of the participants’ original working at heights training and ensure that participants are able to demonstrate their continued knowledge of the correct use of fall protection equipment. 


 

Our program covers the practical portion of Working at Heights: Construction and focuses on the application and use of the different fall protection systems, their components, as well as their limitations. Learners must demonstrate how to inspect the equipment, don and doff the harness, and maintain 100% tie-off. These are performance outcomes and must be achieved successfully.


Note: You must have a learner ID # and bring it with you to your training.

Training Dates

WAH Full Course  8HRS(8:30-4:30):

  •  Friday June 22, 2018
  • Monday July 16, 2018
  • Friday August 17, 2018
  • Friday September 7, 2018

Refresher: 4HRS(8:30-12:30)

  • Monday June 25, 2018
  • Friday July 6, 2018
  • Monday August 27, 2018
  • Monday September 10, 2018

Please download our brochure for more information, pricing, course start times and training location.


To register, please call 519-357-3721