The Omicron variant has shuttered many businesses, but not in the construction sector. Along with COVID precautions, health and safety training needs to be current. Is yours?
Occupational health and safety training and the Workers Health & Safety Centre (WHSC) have been designated essential too. We can work with you to make sure all legally required health and safety training is up-to-date.
Most critically, construction sector employers must ensure all workers
in their employ successfully complete Working at Heights (WAH) training before working at heights
and using a fall protection system. We continue to offer WAH training
and WAH Refresher
training in safe, in-person classes in communities and workplaces across the province. Our schedule also includes a select number of these training programs on weekends to accommodate busy schedules.
Registration for classes remains open
until the day prior to delivery but to avoid disappointment, register and secure your seat today https://www.whsc.on.ca/Training/Training-Registration/Working-At-Heights-Training/
WHSC WAH training—Legally required. Safely delivered.
Legally mandated Working at Heights training must be approved by Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) and delivered by an approved provider. Approved WAH training
is valid for three years
from the date of successful completion. For continued compliance, employers must ensure workers complete an approved WAH refresher training prior to this three year expiry date
and every three years thereafter.
Employers are further required by regulation to maintain confirmation of training records for their workers and share those with a Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development inspector upon request. WHSC helps with this obligation too. Participants will immediately receive a record of training
upon successful completion of WHSC WAH training
or WAH Refresher training.
Replacement documentation is also available when needed.
WHSC WAH training offers:
✅ Small class sizes
✅ Affordable pricing
✅ Ensured learning
✅ Same-day record of training
✅ Approval by the government’s CPO
✅ Delivery by experienced instructors in the trades
✅ Delivery in a COVID-safe learning environment
WHSC has consistently communicated the need to take every reasonable precaution
to prevent COVID-19 transmission
in workplaces, communities, AND our own training classrooms. At this time, we are only scheduling Working at Heights Training
in-person because hands-on, practical activities are necessary to deliver this life-saving training. At each training site we have implemented strict COVID-19 precautions,
including pre-class screening, reduced class size to ensure physical distancing and mandatory masking. Enhanced disinfection and hand hygiene protocol is also in place.
Proof of vaccination
is also included in our multi-layered approach to protecting training participants, instructors and staff entering WHSC scheduled in-person training programs. This requirement aligns with the Government of Ontario provision requiring full vaccination and supporting documents to gain access to certain indoor businesses and settings including meeting and event spaces.
In advance of training, download your enhanced documentary proof of vaccination
from the Ontario government website
. Along with your vaccination documentation, be sure to bring one piece of your government issued photo identification to your training session. You will be asked to present both prior to classroom entry.
Don’t see a training date and location that works for you?
Contact a WHSC training services representative
We also work directly with unions and employers to bring WAH
training to those with an appropriate and safe training facility.
Need quick compliance with other essential and mandatory training?
See the many other programs scheduled for delivery in our COVID-safe virtual classrooms
Need more information still?
Check out our online Working at Heights resources
Regulated working at heights training works and needed: studies
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