Working at Heights: Construction Training *CPO Approved!

Working at Heights Construction

This course provides learners with the knowledge required to safely work at heights and is mandatory for workers on construction projects who use fall protection devices.

$199 per person
1-Day Public Training

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Construction worker using a fall arrest device with hooks for safety body harness on selective focus. Additional workers in the background.

CPO-Approved Program & Provider

Training valid for 3 years

For workers on construction projects

Course Summary

Our in-person course includes both basic theory and practical equipment training. The basic theory module discusses working at heights hazards, controls, introduces the learner to the basics of fall protection, and ladder safety. The practical equipment module focuses on the application and use of the different fall protection systems, their components, and their limitations.

What you'll learn

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize working at heights hazards
  • Explain the hierarchy of controls
  • Discuss safe work plans
  • Identify and assess when ladders are appropriate
  • Explain proper inspection, care, and use of ladders
  • Describe types of warning methods and physical barriers
  • Identify when warning methods and physical barriers are required
  • Discuss limitations, application, and storage of different fall protection systems
  • Calculate fall distances
  • Demonstrate how to inspect the equipment, don and doff a harness, and maintain 100% tie-off
  • Discuss the differences between permanent, temporary, and structural anchors
  • Select the appropriate fall protection equipment when working on a platform
  • Explain the purpose, roles, and responsibilities of workplace parties with respect to a rescue plan

Who this course is for

Anyone using fall protection in the construction industry, supervisors, JHSC members, health and safety representatives. Working at Heights: Construction Training must be conducted when workers are exposed to fall hazards as defined by the Occupational Health and Safety Act - Ontario Reg. 213/91 Construction Projects.

Workers who require this training will need to complete a program that has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer. OSG is an approved provider.

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