[ Working at Heights ]
 
 

Rescue NCR has formed a local partnership, and is offering the NEW Ministry of Labour Working at Heights Program.  

 

 Ontario is improving safety for construction workers by making new training mandatory for those who work at heights as of April 1, 2015.

 

 

The new Working at Heights Training Program Standard will ensure that everyone using fall protection systems is consistently trained and better protected on the job. This standard applies to all construction projects in Ontario regulated by the Regulations for Construction Projects.

 

 

The training standard includes:

•  Rights and responsibilities related to working at heights

•  Hazard identification

•  Ladder safety

•  Proper usage of personal protective equipment

 

 

SCOPE:

 

This training is intended to provide fundamental information regarding the use and application of Fall Protection strategies, devices, manufacturer’s recommendations, industry standard and best-practice, and basic inspection procedures. Detailed language regarding the limitations of the systems is contained in those references.

 

DURATION:

8 Hours

 

 

COURSE TOPICS:

 

Basic Theory Module

  • Rights and responsibilities related to working at heights under Occupational Health & Safety Act

  • General hazard recognition for working heights

  • Hierarchy of controls

  • Safety Procedures for warning methods and physical barriers

  • Safety procedures for ladders and similar equipment

  • An introduction to personal fall protection

 

Upon Completion of this module, participants will:

  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of the employer, constructor (if applicable), supervisor and worker, with respect to working at heights

  • Explain typical hazards posed by working at heights

  • Describe the hierarchy of controls (from engineering to personal protective equipment)

  • List the safety procedures for warning methods and physical barriers

  • List the safety procedures for ladders and similar equipment

  • Identify the elements and equipment required for personal fall protection

 

 

Working at Heights Practical Module

  • Barriers and safety nets
  • Personal fall protection equipment
  • Anchor points
  • Work positioning systems, work access and platforms
  • Rescue planning

 

Upon Completion of this module, participants will:

  • Explain when barriers and safety nets are required
  • List all equipment necessary for personal fall protection
  • Determine appropriate and inappropriate anchor points
  • Describe requirements for work positioning systems, work access and platforms
  • Identify the standards to be met to rescue a worker after they’ve fallen
  • Demonstrate appropriate inspection and fit of fall protection devices
  • Demonstrate ability to maintain appropriate anchorage while working at height

 

Rates are available for classes up to 12 students.