Working at Heights

Working at Heights 2018-03-09T16:06:53+00:00


(Formerly Fall Arrest Training)

Course Description

Comprehensive one-day course offering basic fall prevention information required to work safely in areas where workers may be exposed to fall hazards. This course combines theoretical knowledge as well as practical, hands-on training and evaluation. Students will understand the risks of working near fall hazards, how to evaluate protective methods for different scenarios, and proper selection and use of personal protective equipment.

Additional training on the specific hazards faced, and types of equipment used on the job is required to provide additional information, instruction and training in workplace-specific policies, procedures, equipment and fall-protection systems used, including adequate oral and written instructions by a competent person.

Course Duration: Full Day (8+ Hours)*

Certification: 3 years

Course Cost: $175/person + HST

Maximum 12 participants per session.

Course Content

Part 1 – Theory

  • Rights and Responsibilities of Workers, Supervisors and Employers
  • Identifying the Hazards of Working at Heights
  • Eliminating or Controlling the Hazards of Working at Heights
  • Warning Methods and Physical Barriers
  • Ladders, Scaffold Systems, Elevating Work Platforms (EWPs), and Suspended Access Equipment
  • Personal Fall Protection Systems and Rescue Planning

Part 2 – Practical

  • Barriers and Safety Nets
  • Personal Fall Protection Equipment
  • Anchor Points
  • Work Access Equipment and Platforms
  • Rescue Planning

*Please note that the course duration varies depending on factors beyond our control (i.e. participants’ experience level, learning accommodation, etc.).


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What are the Working at Heights Training Program and Provider Standards?

  • The Working at Heights Training Provider Standard outlines the minimum criteria for training providers to meet in order to be approved by the CPO to deliver approved working at heights training programs. It includes instructor qualifications and other considerations for quality training delivery.

These standards were developed in consultation with labour and employer representatives from a variety of sectors, including the construction sector.