Important Notices & Accommodations

Eligibility Checker Tool

Working at Heights – Fundamentals of Fall Prevention is a prerequisite for this program. To confirm your eligibility for this Refresher program, use the Eligibility Checker Tool. For questions or support related to the Eligibility Checker Tool, please contact


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Program Description

This program provides workers who have already completed an CPO-approved working at heights course with a refresher course in the basics of implementing fall protection systems at their workplaces. Participants receive up-to-date information on the legislative requirements of fall protection, including how to recognize, assess, and control fall hazards. They will also have opportunities to practice identifying deficiencies while inspecting fall protection equipment.


Program Content

This course combines classroom learning and hands-on activities. Topics include:

  • The Fall Protection Hierarchy
  • Hazard Elimination/Guardrails/Barriers
  • Fall Protection Systems
  • Work Access Equipment and Platforms


IHSA's Working at Heights – Fundamentals of Fall Prevention course or an equivalent working at heights course that was approved by the CPO after April 1, 2015.


Personal Protective Equipment / What to Bring

Participants must wear appropriate clothing, as well as CSA-certified head, foot, and eye protection. We ask that you bring your own personal protective equipment (PPE) and that it is maintained and in good working order as per the manufacturer’s specifications and regulatory requirements. If you do not have the necessary PPE, you will not be able to complete the program and will be asked to reschedule when you have the proper clothing and equipment.


Learning Evaluation

To obtain a certificate of completion for this program, participants must be present for the full program and meet the following requirements:
1. Complete the written multiple-choice test and achieve a grade of 75%.
2. Complete the practical demonstrations.

IHSA will issue a temporary certificate of completion to successful participants. A permanent certificate of completion will be issued by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training, and Skills Development.

Participants must bring a valid piece of photo ID to the training program to confirm their registration (e.g., Driver’s License, Permanent Resident Card, Passport, Student Card).

Each participant must provide a phone number and email address to register the record of training with the MLITSD.

A Working at Heights - Refresher course must be taken every three years to maintain certification.



In addition to successfully completing this training course, employers must ensure that workers receive adequate training on the specific equipment used at their workplace and receive adequate oral and written instructions by a competent person.


Participant Course Evaluation

At the end of the training, participants will have the opportunity to evaluate and provide comments about the training they received.



Registration fees for IHSA’s in-class training courses will be increasing. If you are registering for a course scheduled to take place prior to March 31, 2024, the price is unchanged. If you are registering for a course scheduled for April 1, 2024 or later, the price will be higher. Please see the tables below for more information.

Sessions After April 1, 2024

The new pricing listed below will come into effect on April 1st 2024

Price Per Participant at
IHSA Facility
Total Course Price at
Your Facility
Program Duration
1/2 Day
Member Fee
Member Fee
Max Participants
Non-member Fee
Non-member Fee

Session Details

From: Jul 26, 2024 - To: Dec 16, 2024
City: Any
Region: Any

E110308Working at Heights Refresher - French7/26/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register
E112285Working at Heights Refresher - French12/16/2024 8:00:00 AMOttawaOttawa Skills Development Centre Register