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

Working at Heights Toronto: 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 & evaluation
  • Travel restraint, fall arrest set-up exercise & evaluation
  • 100% tie-off exercise & 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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Working at Heights Toronto: How Employers or Workers Can Apply

Working at Heights Toronto: If your company in Toronto requires Working at Heights training (WAH) for your employees or if you are an individual in Toronto 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 Toronto: ACUTE can keep your workers safe with great training

Working at Heights Toronto

ACUTE Environmental and Safety Services can provide your workers with the mandatory Working at Heights training they need. We are conveniently located in Waterloo, Ontario, just a short drive from Toronto. 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 Toronto: Industries that Would Benefit from WAH Training

Some of the major industries found in Toronto include:

  • Aerospace: systems engineering, equipment production and integration, aerospace campus
  • Design: architects, landscape architects, graphic designers, fashion designers, industrial and interior designers
  • Tourism & Events: block parties, international championships, attractions, welcoming 27.5 million visitors each year
  • Financial Services: headquarters for the country’s largest financial institutions, banking and stock exchange centre of Canada

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 your job involves you working at heights, you should get WAH training

Do You Need 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 a CPO approved WAH training provider

Working at Heights Toronto: ACUTE Is a CPO Approved Training Provider

You must take your Working at Heights training through a training provider that has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer (CPO). The program you select also needs to be approved by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development’s CPO and be delivered by a training provider who has been approved by the CPO.

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

Does WAH Training Expire?

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 have to 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 You Need to Keep Records of Your 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 Toronto: Keep a record of your training to show an inspector

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:

Ask for Proof: You can get 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.

Check SkillsPass: You can ask your worker for consent to check out his/her training information through SkillsPass. This is a free and secure account.

Contact the MOL: You can contact 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.

SkillsPass keeps records of your workers’ WAH training

How Can You, as a Worker, Get a Copy of Your 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. You will need to enter the following information in order to make your account:

  • 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 the Beset Working at Heights Training Toronto Has to Offer

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.

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