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 all construction workers complete a Ministry of Labour-approved, working at heights training program by April 1, 2017 and before they work at heights and use fall protection equipment and systems. Equipment and systems include travel restraint systems, fall restricting systems, fall arrest systems, safety nets and work belts or safety belts.

This ends a two-year phase-in-period which began April 1, 2015. Then only untrained and inadequately trained construction workers were legally required to complete MOL-approved working at heights training program before working at heights. Now the training standard will be universally applied across the construction sector. 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.

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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.