Workers Health & Safety Centre

WHSC expands schedule to meet demand for working at heights refresher training

Construction sector employers are advised to review working at heights (WAH) training records for workers they employ to ensure this mandatory training is up to date.

Ontario health and safety law was altered back in April, 2015 requiring employers to ensure workers on construction projects complete a Ministry of Labour (MOL)-approved WAH training program. This training is valid for three years from the date of successful completion.
For those who complied in 2015, new MOL-approved WAH refresher training is now required for continued compliance. This refresher program must be at least a half-day in length and delivered by an approved training provider. 

WHSC can help ensure continued compliance

Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) has been a long-time advocate for mandatory, approved WAH training because of its potentially life-saving effect. In fact, WHSC was one of the first organizations to offer MOL-approved WAH training.
With our new, MOL-approved Working at Heights Refresher program we are again prepared to assist all seeking continued compliance. In fact, to meet growing demand we are adding training dates in April and May in communities across Ontario.
WHSC 4.5 hour WAH Refresher training offers a review of the most current legal duties and obligations of employers, constructors, suppliers, supervisors and workers relating to working at heights, fall protection equipment and worksite safety policies and procedures designed to protect workers. This training also involves a practical hands-on review of the functionality and safety aspects of fall protection equipment and systems.
In keeping with our commitment to help ensure access to life-saving training, WHSC WAH Refresher is:  
  • priced competitively ($90/person plus HST)
  • designed to ensure critical learning is achieved,
  • delivered by experienced instructors from the trades,
  • scheduled in communities across Ontario, and
  • supported by readily accessible training records and replacement cards when needed.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants receive a WHSC record of training card confirming WAH training compliance for another three years.

Register today for upcoming Working at Heights Refresher training in a community near you.
Don’t see a date that works or want to schedule in-house training at your earliest convenience — call 1‑888-869-7950 and ask to speak to a WHSC training services representative.
Scheduled courses are offered in English. Should you require training in another language, please contact a WHSC training services representative.
Also be sure to download and share our one-page flyer about this important training. 

Other Working at Heights information resources are also available on the WHSC website.
As Ontario’s legally designated training centre specializing in occupational health and safety, the WHSC continues to develop partnerships with construction industry unions and employers to build our capacity to bring high-quality training to every corner of Ontario. In fact, we offer many programs specific to the needs of the construction sector ranging from Forklift and Skid Steer Operator training to Propane and GHS WHMIS programs.