Working at Heights Course

Working at Heights

Course Outline

Working at Heights Training

General information on course

The proper use of fall protection equipment when working at heights could prevent serious injuries and/or fatalities including fall arrest systems and other fall protection. This workshop is designed for participants who have little or no working knowledge of working at heights. It is also designed to be a refresher for experienced construction site workers. Participants must successfully complete both the theoretical and practical components of this training session to receive their certificate of completion (ROT).

Please note a minimum of 8 participants are required for this course to proceed. This also includes Saturday/Sunday bookings. Advanced Consulting and Training Ltd will provide 24 hours notice if a course change of date is required.

Related Blog Information

You might want to take a look at our article here on Tips for Working at Heights or our recent article here on Scissor and BoomLift safety.

Duration:

Full day (8 hours)

Who Should Attend:

Individuals who supervise personnel that work at heights or will themselves be working at heights.

COURSE COMPONENTS

THEORETICAL COMPONENT:

Upon the successful completion of this safety training program, participants will understand:

  • The legislative requirements (Government Regulations, CSA Standards and Manufacturers’ Guidelines and Principles);
  • The duties and responsibilities of all workplace stakeholders;
  • The hazards of working at heights;
  • Methods of fall protection and fall prevention;
  • Warning methods and physical barriers;
  • Ladder safety and working from scaffolding;
  • The requirements for the formulation and implementation of a rescue plan.

PRACTICAL COMPONENT:

To successfully pass this course, participants must demonstrate the following:

  • Proficiency in harness ‘Fit Testing’;
  • How to install a rope grab on a horizontal and vertical lifeline;
  • Proficiency in proper tie-off techniques;
  • How to use a beam strap to create a secure anchor point.

By means of group discussion, case studies and one-on-one instruction, participants will gain the ability to apply what they learn in this course. To find out more about Advanced Consulting and Training Ltd. and what they can do for you and your organization visit www.advancedct.com0

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Working from heights training is valid for 3 years from the date your certificate is issued. Once your working from heights training certification expires, you will be required to take a refresher course in order to remain compliant. If you or your employees need to get re-certified for working from heights training, contact Advanced Consulting & Training today.
Working from heights training is required for those who work on construction projects and use any of the following methods of protection:
  • Travel restraint systems
  • Fall restricting systems
  • Fall Arrest systems
  • Safety nets
  • Worker belts or safety belts
If you work from elevated heights and require equipment to prevent falls or injuries from falls, you will require working from heights training.
Simply put, a fall hazard is something that may cause someone to fall while working at heights. Examples of fall hazards on a construction site are: missing guardrails, misused or complete absence of protective equipment, improper raining, an unclean work environment (ex. An unclean spill or debris lying around the workplace). Working from heights training aims to reduce and eliminate fall hazards from your work environment to make doing your job safer and more effective.

It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that all workers complete a Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) approved Working at Heights Training before they can work on site. In addition, employers must take all reasonable precautions to protect a workers’ health and safety.

While regulations vary from province to province, in Ontario working at heights higher than 3 meters (10 feet) are considered to be working at heights. That said, fall protection might be required at different heights depending on the industry. In construction, fall protection is required for heights at 6 feet and above, whereas general industry workplaces require fall protection at 4 feet.

Proper harness hit should be snug enough to be able to fully support your bodyweight in the event of a fall, while also not hindering the range of motion you need to comfortably and safely complete your work. Wearing a faulty or improperly fitted harness can be extremely dangerous, so ensuring proper fitting is essential.

In order to work at heights, an employee must be deemed “competent to work at height”. This means that the employee has passed sufficient education and training programs which give them the ability to safely work from heights. Upon successful completion of this course, workers will be considered to be competent to work at height.

Yes. Advanced Consulting and Taining’s Working at Heights program has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer of the Ontario Ministry of Labour.

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