Workers Health & Safety Centre

Working At Heights Resources

Working at Heights Resources

Falls from heights are the leading cause of traumatic worker deaths and critical injuries in construction. To help put a stop to this unacceptable situation, Ontario regulation requires employers to ensure untrained or inadequately trained construction workers complete a Ministry of Labour-approved, working at heights training program before they work at heights and use fall protection equipment and systems.

This requirement came into force April 1, 2015. Fall protection includes travel restraint systems, fall restricting systems, fall arrest systems, safety nets and work belts or safety belts. Approved training is valid for three years from the date of successful completion. Employers must also maintain detailed records of training.

WHSC can help with all aspects of the new requirements. We are a MOL-approved working at heights training provider. With qualified instructors located throughout the province, we can help you get into compliance fast. Our program is also designed to ensure critical learning takes place. And we maintain training records for you.

Related Resources

The following electronic files are available to help spread the word about this important issue and the WHSC’s capacity to help ensure compliance. Download and share the following:

To learn more email us at or call a WHSC training service representative today, 1.888.869.7950.