Working at Heights Certification
$180 | 7 + hours | In-Person Training
Prepare yourself for working at heights in construction, agriculture and safety-focused workplace environments.
Get comfortable using common equipment such as harnesses and lanyards, and participate in setup exercises that will give you a firm awareness of the safety practices and procedures required by the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Gain direct experience with fall protection systems (including travel restraint systems, safety nets and work belts or safety belts). This course will also help you prepare for environmental influences such as: Floors and Openings, Surface Openings, Horizontal Slope Roof Fall Arrest System, Fall Containment Systems and more. In many cases this training is a compulsory requirement for job placement and career advancement in several trades, industries and unions.
In person training is regularly available in Renfrew County, Ontario (serving Cobden, Renfrew, Pembroke, Eganville, Chalk River, Deep River, Arnprior, Pakenham, Calabogie and extending areas). Click here for specific locations and upcoming course dates.
PT 1) The Foundations
- Responsibilities and Rights
- Identifying hazards (reducing, eliminating and controlling)
- Ladders, Scaffolds and other equipment
- Physical Barriers and Warning Method Procedures
- Personal Fall Protection Equipment
- Retractable Lifeline Fall Arrest System
PT 2) Practical Knowledge and Equipment Training
- Barriers, Safety nets and other fixed equipment
- Work Positioning Systems, Access Equipments
- Anchor points and Platforms
- Equipment Maintenance and Inspection
- Training and Planning for Rescues
As governed by the Ontario Ministry of Labour this course and its certification require 7+ hours of in person training, often completed in 1 day.
Successful recipients of their Working at Heights Certificate will have received a passing grade of 75% or above during the final testing and assessment.
Certificate of Completion
Once completed, the successful graduates will receive a digital certificate showing proof of training, via SkillsPass.
Regulated and Approved
This training requirement is in the Construction Regulation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. It is an Employer’s responsibility to ensure that specific workers and job-titles have received their Working at Heights training and certification prior to beginning work, and that it has been delivered by an approved training provider.
Valley WorkSafe, and key instructor David Prange have been approved by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development’s Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) as meeting the working at heights training program and provider standards.
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