Working at heights training becomes mandatory for workers in Ontario

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As of April 1, 2015, employers must ensure that certain workers complete a working at heights training program, according to Ontario’s Ministry of Labour.

The program was approved by the chief prevention officer and delivered by an 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
  • Tall restricting systems
  • Fall arrest systems
  • Safety nets
  • Work belts or safety belts

There is a two-year transition period for workers who, prior to April 1, 2015, met the fall protection training requirements set out in the Construction Projects Regulation.

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