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Working at Heights Compliance

Services to stay in compliance with the Working at Heights Regulation include:

Annual Fall Protection equipment inspection
Rescue Plan development, training and analysis
Fall Protection Work Safe Plan development and analysis
Selection and purchase of fall protection equipment, below list price

Working at Heights

Chief Prevention Officer Approved Trainer

Employers must ensure that certain workers complete a working at heights training program that has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) and delivered by a CPO approved training provider before they can work at heights. The training requirement is for workers on construction projects who use any of the following methods of fall protection: travel restraint systems, fall restricting systems, fall arrest systems, safety nets and work belts or safety belts. This training requirement is in the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation and is in addition to training requirements under the Construction Regulation.

WHMIS 2015

The Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) has aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS). GHS is a worldwide system. Its goal is to have a common set of rules for classifying hazardous products, common rules for labels, and a standard format for safety data sheets (SDSs). This course familiarizes you with the "WHMIS 2015" system and how it is used in workplaces. Learning about WHMIS 2015 is part of the knowledge that you need to protect yourself and your co-workers from hazardous products.

AODA & Ontario Human Rights Code

The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) aims to identify, remove, and prevent barriers for people with disabilities. The AODA became law on June 13, 2005 and applies to all levels of government, nonprofits, and private sector businesses in Ontario that have one or more employees (full-time, part-time, seasonal, or contract). The AODA includes requirements that all organizations must meet, with deadlines specific to an organization’s type and size. One of the IASR requirements is that all staff, volunteers, and Board Members (public sector, private sector, and nonprofits) receive training on the IASR and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC), as it relates to persons with disabilities. This training will cover the appropriate Standards of the AODA, IASR and OHRC your business us required to complete.

Incident Management

Provincial Instructor

IMS 100 - Introduction to Incident Management System
This introductory course will prepare you to work within the Incident Management System in Ontario. This course is designed to teach you the basic functions, concepts and principles of the Incident Management System (IMS). At the end of this course you will be aware of the major functions within IMS, and be able to assume limited roles within an incident management team for simple incidents.

IMS 200 - Basic Incident Management System
This course is designed for individuals potentially involved in implementing IMS at simple incidents or during the early phases of a complex incident. Participants will solidify their knowledge of core principles and concepts of Incident Management functions and organizations. This course will provide opportunities to learn how to command a simple incident and will receive an introduction to incident action plan. Participants will familiarize themselves with incident facilities, resource management and the management of communication. Prerequisites • IMS 100 - Introduction to Incident Management System

Health & Safety Awareness Training for Workers & Supervisors

For Workers
This training introduces workers to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. It focuses on the health and safety rights and responsibilities of workers, supervisors and employers. It also serves as a general introduction to workplace health and safety.

For Supervisors
This training introduces supervisors to the Occupational Health and Safety Act. It focuses on the health and safety rights and responsibilities of workers, supervisors and employers. It also serves as a general introduction to workplace health and safety. It does not replace any sector specific, hazard specific, or competency specific training.

Supporting the businesses and municipalities of Renfrew County with valuable health, safety and emergency management solutions, is the mission of Valley WorkSafe.

Located north of Cobden, Ontario, Valley WorkSafe provides instruction and certification in various health, safety and emergency management areas.  You can find us on the Ministry of Labour's list of Approved Providers for the "Working at Heights-Construction" course.

David Prange, Owner and Lead Instructor at Valley WorkSafe, has an extensive background in teaching large and small groups and has provided training to municipalities and a wide variety of businesses throughout Eastern Ontario.

Since 1991, David has been successfully leading young and adult students through the learning process.

Contact David to discuss your training needs at 613-639-1056 or

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