If you completed your Working at Heights training in April 2015, it's time to get re-certified before your credentials expire.
On April 1, 2015, the Ontario Ministry of Labour introduced a new regulation (O. Reg. 297/13) that affected workers at height. It gave Ontario employers a two-year transition period to help ensure that all construction workers who use fall protection systems completed an approved working at heights program by October 1, 2017.
As part of this regulation, all at-height construction workers are required to take an approved training course and obtain refresher training every three years to remain certified. For example, if you were an at-height construction worker who fulfilled this requirement in April 2015, you need to complete your refresher training before April 2018.
Who is required to complete this type of training?
If you work on a construction site, you must complete an approved training program if you use any of the following types of fall protection while on the job:
- Travel-restraint systems
- Fall-restricting systems
- Fall-arrest systems
- Safety nets
- Work belts or safety belts
The 3M Fall Protection Group is approved by the Ontario Ministry of Labour. We offer a refresher training program to ensure that at height workers remain certified. This four-hour course combines classroom learning with practical and hands-on components. Successful completion of this refresher course provides workers with a training credential that is valid for three years.
For more information about upcoming course times and schedules in Mississauga and select other locations, please call 1-888-FALLPRO or visit the 1212 Fall Protection Working at Heights Re-Certification Program. You will be able to view upcoming courses, see a full description of the topics covered and discover the course features that define the Fall Protection Group as industry leaders in at-height worker training.
NOTE: If you haven’t completed the initial training, please see our 6212 Fall Protection Working at Heights Program page.