Working at Heights (Fall Protection Group Inc.'s Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) Approved Program for Construction in Ontario)

Employers must ensure that certain workers complete a working at heights training program that has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) and delivered by a CPO 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, fall restricting systems, fall arrest systems, safety nets and work belts or safety belts.

This training requirement is in the Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training Regulation, and is in addition to training requirements under the Construction Regulation.

Fall Protection Training

Each course meets all relevant government and industry standards and all trainers have been certified.  Training courses include both classroom and practical (hands-on) segments, review/recap of materials discussed, question & answer periods and a written evaluation. Upon successful completion, each participant receives a certificate and record of training.

Training can be conducted at our on site multimedia facilities or at individual customer worksites.  Customized courses to meet individual company needs are available upon request.


 

  

 

 Length of Course: approximately 8 hours 
 
Purpose:

To provide information and awareness on all aspects of the working-at-heights environment including an understanding of equipment and fall protection issues.

In Class Topics Include:
  • What is Fall Protection
  • Review Legislation : O.H.S.A. , Ontario Regulations & C.S.A. Standards
  • Fall Protection Fundamentals: Fall Protection, Fall Restraint, Fall Arrest Anchorages, Body Support, Connectors,Descent/Rescue
  • Equipment Care & Inspections: Harness Inspections, Annual Requirements
Practical Training Topics Include:
  • Pre-use Inspection
  • Proper fitting and donning of a harness
The Key Components of Every Personal Fall Arrest System:

1. Anchorage

    • A secure point of attachment (structure) for the fall arrest system. Commonly referred to as a tie-off point (e. I-beam).

2. Body Support

    • A full body harness provides a connection point on the worker for the personal fall arrest system.

3. Connectors

    • Devices used to connect the worker`s full body harness to the anchorage system (eg. energy absorbing lanyard, self retracting lifeline, etc.).

4. Descent(Rescue)

    • Retrieve the worker after their fall has been arrested.
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At Equipment World Inc., the health and well-being of you, and our staff, is paramount.

Please review the following requirements and guidelines:

All people attending training must complete the Ministry of Health’s Self-Assessment https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/ prior to arriving for the training class.

You will be required to sign a Covid-19 Attestation Form before you arrive and must be forwarded to the applicable training dept before being granted access.

If you answer yes to any of the questions on the assessment, please do not attend the training (you may also be denied entrance to our facility) Also, if at any time during the training, you exhibit any cold or flu like symptoms, you will be asked to leave and re-schedule. We also encourage you to contact your Public Health Unit or Medical Practitioner and follow their guidance.

Class sizes will be limited to 4 people plus the instructor. (class sizes will be reviewed and modified based on recommendations from local health units and the Ontario government)

Please bring your own personal protective equipment (PPE) (ie dust mask, respirator, face shield or other face covering, gloves etc) They are not mandatory but will not be supplied for students

Equipment World will not be supplying coffee or snacks. You may bring your own personal refreshments, which are not to be shared.

Do not bring any personal Fall Protection Equipment with you for Working at Heights Training. We will have clean equipment for you to use during the course.

All mobile equipment that will be used during the practical driving tests will be cleaned and sanitized before you use it.

Please follow designated pathways when exiting the building if you want to go outside for breaks. While outside, maintain groups of no more than 5 people and physical distancing of at least 2 metres

Please arrive at Equipment World at least 15 minutes before the start of training.

Please wait outside the designated entry door and wait for your trainer to escort you into the building. Remember to practice physical distancing of at least 2 metres.

While in the training room maintain physical distancing of at least 2 metres.

Hand washing/sanitizing is available in all training facilities. Please practice frequent hand washing/sanitizing during the session. Please follow recommended procedures as posted.