CPO Approved  |  Time: 8:30 – 4:30  |  Prerequisites: None | Cost: $225

Practical Module – 3.5hr

  • Fall prevention / protection system requirements and limitations
  • A-B-C component selection, inspection, use
  • Harness inspection and fitting exercise & evaluation
  • Lanyard inspection exercise and evaluation
  • Travel restraint, fall arrest set-up exercise & evaluation
  • 100% tie-off exercise and evaluation
  • Ladders, scaffolds and elevating work platforms
  • Rescue plan – components and purpose
  • Safe work strategies and safe anchor exercise
  • Written evaluation

Theory Module 3hr

  • Working at Heights [WAH] and legislation
  • WAH hazards
  • Safe Work Plans & assessing and controlling WAH hazards
  • The hierarchy of controls – application to WAH
  • Fall prevention strategies and systems
  • Fall protection systems
  • Ladder safety
  • Written evaluation
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How Can Employers or Workers Apply for Working at Heights Training Guelph?

If your company in Guelph requires Working at Heights training for your employees or if you are an individual in Guelph and would like to get WAH training for yourself, contact ACUTE today. Here are your options for applying:

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Working at Heights Guelph

ACUTE Environmental and Safety Services can provide your workers with the mandatory Working at Heights (WAH) training they need. We are conveniently located in Waterloo, Ontario, just a short drive from Guelph. We can provide your workers with the WAH training that they need at our World Class Health and Safety Training Center.

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Working at Heights Guelph: Industries that Would Benefit from WAH Training

The major industries found in Guelph include:

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Agriculture and food innovation
  • Environmental management and technology

Even though WAH training is only required in the construction industry, any workers who are required to perform any tasks at heights for their job would benefit from WAH training. If your workers require the use of fall protection devices in their daily tasks, then taking a working at heights training program can teach them to properly use this equipment and how to stay safe.

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If you have to work at heights, you should get WAH training

Who Needs to Take Working at Heights Training?

According to O. Reg. 297/13: Occupational Health and Safety Awareness Training, every person who works on a construction project and uses/wears fall protection devices must take WAH training before they use this type of equipment.

Fall protection equipment includes:

  • Travel restraint systems
  • Fall restricting systems
  • Fall arrest systems
  • Safety nets
  • Work belts
  • Safety belts

In addition, each worker must also take the specific training required by Section 26.2 of O. Reg. 213/91 for each type of the above fall protection devices.

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ACUTE is an approved WAH training provider with a world-class training facility

Working at Heights Guelph: Where Can You Find Approved Training Providers?

You must take your working at heights training through an approved training provider. The program you select needs to be approved by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development’s Chief Prevention Officer and be delivered by a training provider who has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer.

ACUTE is an approved WAH training provider listed with the Ministry of Labour.

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You will need to take a refresher course after 3 years

How Long is WAH training Valid?

Your working at heights training is valid for 3 years from your successful completion date. Once your 3 years has passed, you will need to take a refresher course. In order to to eligible to take the WAH training refresher course, you must have successfully completed both modules of an approved Working at Heights training program.

Here’s a handy tool that will let you determine your eligibility for taking a WAH refresher course: Eligibility Status Checker Tool.

Do Employers Need to Keep Records of Their Workers’ WAH Training?

As an employer, you must keep records of both Working at Heights training and Fall Protection training for all of your employees. These records must be made available to the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development inspector when they ask you for them.

This record can either be a copy of your worker’s proof of completion or a record that includes the worker’s name, approved training provider’s name, name of the approved training program, and the date that the training was successfully completed.

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Working at Heights Guelph: You need to keep a record of this training to show an inspector

How Can You Check if Your Worker’s Training Is Valid?

There are a number of ways that you can check whether or not your worker’s WAH training is valid. These include:

  • Getting a proof of completion record issued by either the Chief Prevention Officer or by a training provider who has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer.
  • Asking your worker for consent to check out his/her training information through SkillsPass. This is a free and secure account.
  • Contacting the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development to find out if his/her training is valid.

If your worker had WAH training from a previous employer, then they won’t need to be retrained.

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You can get proof of WAH training through SkillsPass

How Can I, as a Worker, Get a Copy of My Training Records?

If you are a worker and you want to get a copy of your training records, you can do so yourself by setting up a free and secure account through SkillsPass. In order to make your account, you will need to enter the following information:

  • The address you used when you registered for you training
  • Your year of birth
  • Your email address and phone number
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Contact ACUTE for Working at Heights Training You Can Trust!

With ACUTE, you will experience the best comprehensive, hands-on Working At Heights training. ACUTE goes beyond government compliance in Ontario health and safety training.

  • Open Door Instructor-Student PartnershAcute Environmental and Safety Servicesip: ACUTE’s training services emphasize client participation. Staff foster relationships with clients and serve as a touchstone for advice moving forward.
  • Serving Your Team and Industry: With a vast array of clients in the manufacturing, construction, health, academic, and government sectors, ACUTE brings the best safety practices from across the spectrum to your workplace.
  • 100 Years Combined Experience: ACUTE provides comprehensive health and safety trainingon-site safety services, and consulting services. With over 100 years of combined experience, our staff offers more than theoretical or abstract ideas. ACUTE offers solutions.
  • Track Record of Success: ACUTE is rated 4.9/5 stars on Google reviews, demonstrating a commitment to our clients, quality, and a passion for training.

Contact us today for quality training in your workplace or on-site at ACUTE’s proven training facilities, and click the button below to sign up!

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