Workers Health & Safety Centre

Working at heights training. Ensured learning, proof of compliance!

Need to quickly comply with mandatory working at heights training and secure your proof of successful completion same day? Workers Health and Safety Centre (WHSC) can help!
 
WHSC continues to add opportunities for Working at Heights (WAH) training and WAH Refresher training in communities across Ontario over the coming weeks and into the winter. Equally important to help ensure ready access to these critical programs, registration for each class remains open until the day prior to the course date, space permitting.
 
With WAH classes filling fast, we encourage you to secure your seat today.

Compliance obligations

Despite the COVID-19 crisis, construction sector employers must still ensure all workers in their employ successfully complete WAH training before working at heights and using a fall protection system. This training must be approved by the 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 the expiration of this three year period and every three years thereafter.
 
Furthermore, employers are required by regulation to maintain confirmation of training records for their workers and share with a Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development inspector upon request. To assist with this obligation, 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.  

Why train with WHSC?

✅ Small class sizes
✅ Affordably-priced
✅ Ensured learning
✅ Same-da­­­­­­­y certificate
✅ Approved by the government’s CPO
✅ Delivered by experienced instructors in the trades
✅ Delivered in a COVID-safe learning environment
 
Sign up for Working at Heights training and Refresher training today! ▸https://whsc.on.ca/training/training-registration/working-at-heights-training
 
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 location 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.
 
We recently added proof of vaccination to our multi-layered approach to protecting training participants, instructors and staff entering a WHSC scheduled in-person training program. This requirement is in line with the Government of Ontario provision necessitating full vaccination and supporting documents to gain access to certain indoor businesses and settings including meeting and event spaces.
 
You can download your enhanced documentary proof of vaccination from the Ontario government website. Along with your vaccination documentation, be sure to bring a 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 nearest you. 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 programs also offered in the coming weeks and months and delivered in our scheduled 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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