Falls are a main cause of workplace fatalities in Ontario.
The Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation (O. Reg. 297/13) requires employers to ensure that workers on construction projects successfully complete a working at heights training program if they may use specified methods of fall protection. The “working at heights” training program must be approved by Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer.
Elevation Aerial Design and Consulting offers a Working at Heights training program in partnership with the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA) an Approved training provider by Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer (CPO). Training can be provided on site at your location or at one of our training facilities, offered in both a private (group) and public training format and can be scheduled according to your specific needs.
The CPO training requirement for working at heights is for workers on construction projects who use any of the following methods of fall protection: travel restraint system, fall restricting systems, fall arrest systems, safety nets and work belts or safety belts. The IHSA approved training program (delivered by Elevation Aerial) provides these workers with the basic fall prevention information they require to work safely in areas where they may be exposed to fall hazards.
The comprehensive Working at Heights training program consists of a combination of classroom and skills-based learning activities. Participants receive the most up-to-date information with hands-on instruction from our professional instructors who are all experienced in working at heights.
In addition to Working at Heights training, the Occupational Health and Safety Act requires that employers ensure that workers are adequately trained on the use of specific equipment used at their workplace. Elevation Aerial can look after all of your working at heights needs, providing employers and businesses with consultation and design of safety plans, installation of safety systems for working at heights, inspections, maintenance and equipment supply.
Elevation brings expertise from various fields of working at heights and high angle rescue. We offer a full-service approach to all your fall arrest/restraint and safety equipment needs. Our specialized knowledge of fall protection systems will help you with your product selections and ensure your operations meet all requires of the authority having jurisdiction.
For more information about how we can help your business, the equipment and services we offer, or to book your Working at Heights training, please call or email our friendly staff and we will be pleased to work with you!