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Working at Heights—Fundamentals of Fall Prevention

Register online in English for one of the Working at Heights courses.

NOTE

Online registration for this course is currently only available in English.

To register in one of the 10 languages listed below, click on the language to download a printable translated registration form. Fill out the form and fax it to 905-625-8998 or email it to info@ihsa.ca

Course Description

IHSA's Working at Heights—Fundamentals of Fall Prevention is a robust program that meets the purpose of the new Ministry of Labour training standard for working at heights.

This course provides workers with the basic fall prevention information they require to work safely in areas where they may be exposed to fall hazards. Participants receive the most up-to-date information with hands-on instruction from industry experts and trained adult educators who are experienced in working at heights.

While Working at Heights is a great starting point, site-specific training is also required. The employer must train workers on the specific hazards faced and types of equipment used on the job.

Program Content

This course consists of a combination of classroom and hands-on learning activities.

Topics include:

  • Common fall hazards
  • Fall protection and types of equipment
  • Working with ladders, scaffolds, elevating work platforms, and suspended access equipment
  • Related laws and regulations

Who Should Attend?

Anyone exposed to fall hazards during their work

Duration

1 day

Cost

$100 per participant for IHSA members

Personal Protective Equipment

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 be well-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 both of the following requirements:

  • Complete the written multiple-choice test and achieve a grade of 75%
  • Complete a hands-on demonstration of seven specific critical tasks and achieve a score of 100%.

IHSA will issue a certificate of completion only to those who successfully meet the above evaluation requirements.

For participants with language, literacy, or accommodation needs, alternative evaluation methods to the written test may be used to verify that key concepts have been understood. Please discuss your needs with an IHSA customer service representative when registering and confirm your arrangements with the instructor at the beginning of class.

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