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WORKING AT HEIGHTS

Program Details Program Code:
School: MacMillian Institute of Applied Health Sciences
Credential: Ontario College Certificate
Program Type: Health and Safety
Program Length: 7.5 Hrs.
Location: College Campus/Online
COST: $150

OVERVEIW: Worksite Safety has been approved by the Ontario Chief Prevention Officer as meeting the working at heights training program and provider standards.

This Working at Heights course offers practical knowledge required for safely working at heights. Students will participate in hands-on equipment and setup exercises, and address safe practices and procedures as specified in Regulations by the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario.
Course Details & Objectives
All workers who use fall protection on a construction project must complete an approved working at heights training program . This includes workers who met the fall protection training requirements of the Construction Projects Regulation prior to April 1, 2015.
Who needs this training?
Both modules are compulsory for workers who use travel restraint systems, fall restricting systems, fall arrest systems or safety nets as a source of protection against fall hazards. This course is limited to 12 participants per sessions as per the ministry.
Course outline:
The Working at Heights Training Program Standard has a modular format to allow for core theory training to be completed separately from practical training elements. There are two modules: Working at Heights Basic Theory and Working at Heights Practical Equipment.
3.1 Working at Heights Basic Theory Module
1. Rights and responsibilities related to working at heights under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
2. General hazard recognition for working at heights.
3. Hierarchy of controls.
4. Safety procedures for warning methods and physical barriers.
5. Safety procedures for ladders and similar equipment.
6. An introduction to personal fall protection equipment.
3.2 Working at Heights Practical Equipment Module
1. Barriers and safety nets.
2. Personal fall protection equipment.
3. Anchor points.
4. Work positioning systems, work access and platforms.
5. Rescue planning.
PRE-REQUISITES: Basic English Proficiency
Outline:
Part One: Basic Theory
Rights and Responsibilities
Identification of Hazards, Eliminating or Controlling those Hazards
Ladders and Similar Equipment
Warning Methods and Physical Barriers
Intro to Personal Fall Protection Equipment
Part Two: Practical Equipment
Barriers and Other Fixed Equipment
Personal Fall Protection Equipment
Anchor Points, Work Access Equipment, and Platforms
Rescue Planning
FALL PROTECTION ONLINE TRAINING
Any person working at elevations is required by provincial law to be trained in fall protection safety.
Worksite Safety’s universal Fall Protection Certification program has been developed in accordance with federal and provincial legislations as safety training for workplaces across Canada (with the exception of Newfoundland).
By completing this online course and receiving on-site training, an employee is exercising his or her own due diligence in compliance with Occupational Health and
Safety Regulations.
This course is not intended as a replacement for high-angle rescue, hands-on training, or more advanced training (such as the Ontario Ministry of Labor-regulated Working at Heights). If you require such training, please call 1-866-756-5552 for details about in-class training.
MODULES:
Introduction
Hazard Identification
Eliminating or Controlling Hazards
Ladder Safety
Equipment: Anchors
Equipment: Lanyards
Equipment: Lifelines
Equipment: Other Connectors
Equipment: Harnesses
Emergency Rescue
Glossary of Terms
Resource Library
OUTCOME:
Basic safety training for working at elevations
Applicable safety legislations and standards
When fall protection is required
Four components of a personal fall arrest system
Safety net installation
Components of a Safety Walk around checklist
How to perform a hazard assessment
Rescue and escape planning
Five types of fall protection systems
How and why falls can happen
Pre-use inspection of safety equipment
Different types of anchors, D-rings, rope grabs, carabiners, snap hooks, lanyards, web and chain rebar assemblies, slings, body-holding devices, and harnesses
How to inspect, don, and adjust a harness
How to use fall protection equipment