Working at Heights

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 - 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Location
Contact information
Contact person: 
Graham Nelson
Email: 
gnelson@uottawa.ca
Phone: 
613-562-5800
Extension: 
2486
Registration
Registration required: 
Yes
Cost to attend: 
Yes
Cost details: 
150
Event organizer: 
Event language: 

As of April 1, 2015, employers must ensure that certain workers complete a working at heights training program that has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer and delivered by an 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
  • 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.

Participants must wear protective footwear, headwear and eyewear.