Working at Heights Refresher Training
About Working At Heights Refresher Training
Working at Heights Refresher Training - Working at heights training is valid for 3 years after the successful completion of an approved program. After 3 years, workers need to successfully complete a refresher program to keep their training valid for another 3 years. To be eligible for a refresher training, workers must have previously successfully completed both modules of an approved working at heights training program. You can check eligibility status using our eligibility checker tool. A training provider who has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer can deliver a refresher traininig training. Employers must keep records of both working at heights training and fall protection training. As an employer, you must make a training record available to a Ministry of Labour inspector on request.
For working at heights training, you may keep either:
- A copy of the worker’s proof of completion document
- A record that includes the: worker’s name, approved training provider’s name, name of the approved training, date on which the training was successfully completed
Our CPO Approved Working at Heights Refresher Training provides workers and supervisors with the necessary knowledge required to safely work at heights and prevent fall related accidents. Participants will be instructed on how to correctly select, inspect, maintain and use a wide variety of fall protection components and systems. Safe-Tech programs meet or exceed all relevant CSA Standards, applicable Federal/Provincial regulations and Ministry of Labour Guidelines.
On-site Working at Heights Refresher Training are available at client’s location in both full or refresher format throughout Ontario including Belleville, Brampton, Burlington, Cambridge, Cobourg, Hamilton, Kitchener, London, Markham, Mississauga, Niagara Falls, North Bay, Oakville, Peterborough, Sarnia, Toronto, Waterloo, and Windsor. Public/Off-site programs are available at several locations throughout the GTA.
Who Needs Working At Heights Refresher Training?
Employers need to develop safety procedures for each task that requires a worker to work at a height greater than three metres. These procedures should take into account what is needed to protect the worker from a fall. Workers need to know these procedures and review them before starting the tasks. Workers on construction projects who use fall protection devices must take a working at heights training. The training must be:
- Approved by the Ministry of Labour’s Chief Prevention Officer
- Delivered by a training provider who has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer
- Taken before a worker can use fall protection
Under 213/91: Construction Projects, you need to take this training if you work on a construction project and are required to use any of the following methods of fall protection:
- Travel restraint system
- Fall restricting system
- Fall arrest system
- Safety net
- Work belt
- Safety belt
This training requirement is in addition to the equipment-specific training required by section 26.2 of 213/91. Workers do not have to complete approved working at heights training if their workplaces are not covered by 213/91.
What Height Is Considered Working At Heights and Require Fall Protection?
Employers need to develop safety procedures for each task that requires a worker to work at a height greater than three metres. These procedures should take into account what is needed to protect the worker from a fall. Workers need to know these procedures and review them before starting the task. Ontario’s health and safety associations have training and other resources available to help you decrease hazards related to working from heights.
Work at height means work in any place where, if precautions were not taken, a person could fall a distance liable to cause personal injury. You are working at height if you:
- Work above ground/floor level
- Could fall from an edge, through an opening or fragile surface or
- Could fall from ground level into an opening in a floor or a hole in the ground
- Work at height does not include a slip or a trip on the level, as a fall from height has to involve a fall from one level to a lower level, nor does it include
- Walking up and down a permanent staircase in a building
Proof of Training Completion
There are 3 ways employers can check that a worker's training is valid.
- Accept a proof of completion record that was issued by either:
- the Chief Prevention Officer
- a training provider who has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer
- Access a worker's training information, with the worker's consent, by creating a free and secure account through SkillsPass™.
- With the worker's consent, contact the Ministry of Labour to confirm that the worker's training is valid.
Workers can also get a digital copy of their training records online by setting up a free and secure account through SkillsPass™. You will need your:
- address provided when you registered for training
- year of birth
- email address and phone number (mobile, if possible)
To Replace a Lost or Damaged Record
If your training record was lost or damaged, you can either: