Working at Heights Training


The working at heights training program (approved by the Ontario Minisitry of Labour) has a modular format that incorporates theory and practical training elements.  This program will benefit all personnel. It will provide workers with the basic knowledge required to work safely in areas exposed to fall hazards. Upon completion, participants will be able to recognize fall hazards and identify and apply fall protection controls. A review of legislative requirements will also be discussed.

Program design

This course is flexible and versatile in adapting to the needs of participants.  Scenarios are utilized to be consistent with the work environments of the participants.  The delivery is lively and fun, in a non-threatening environment and participants are evaluated and assisted throughout to minimize the anxiety associated with written assessment of knowledge.  Humour is used generously to maintain a relaxed atmosphere, and participants are encouraged to share their experiences.  The application of adult learning principles results in a highly interactive atmosphere.  All of the essentials are covered from recognizing, assessing and controlling hazards.

The focus on learning is to consolidate knowledge that can be applied where a risk of falling is present.  Participants are encouraged to share their own experiences and the group is briefed on the importance of maintaining confidentiality.

Workshop Format
*On-site education
*Small and large group discussions
*Case studies
*Stress free testing format in a relaxed atmosphere - written and hands-on practice.

The Ministry of Labour standard (enforced) requires the following minimums
Theory Module - 3 hours
Practice Module - 3.5 hours

What You Will Learn
The workshop includes compulsory modules, which cover the following topics:

Module 1: Introduction

*Who is responsible for making the site specific plans within your organization?
*Who is a Competent Person
*Types of Fall Protection
*Fall Restraint Systems
*Positioning Systems
*Fall Arrest Systems
*Other Means of Fall Protection
*Fall Protection Plans (FPP)
*Fall Protection Regulations
*Protection From Falling Objects
*Other Requirements
*Fall Hazards
*Roles in fall protection (RESPONSIBILITIES)

Module 2: Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS)

*PFAS requirements
*When PFAS are used
*Engineered Anchors
*Improvised Anchors
*When improvising an anchor point
*Improvised Anchors
*Examples of Anchors
*Body Harnesses
*Steps to Fitting Body Harnesses
*Self-retracting Lifelines and Lanyards

Module 3: Fall Forces

*What are Fall Forces
*Effects of Distance on a fall
*Arresting Forces
*Deceleration Devices
*Swing Falls

Module 4: Equipment Maintenance and Inspection

*Manufacturer's tag.
*Equipment Maintenance and Inspection
*Software Inspection and Maintenance
*Hardware Inspection and Maintenance

Module 5: Emergencies

*Emergencies and Rescue
*Emergency Procedures

Module 6: Practice with Equipment
*Barriers and safety nets
*Personal fall protection equipment
*Anchor points
*Work positioning systems, work access and platforms

Working at Heights
Working at Heights Training; Fall Protection
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