WSN now approved trainer for Working at Heights

Monday, May 04, 2015

Workplace safety training meets and exceeds new regulatory changes in Ontario

Working at Heights safety training - information sheet

Worker tightening fall protection harnessWorkplace Safety North is pleased to announce it has received official approval from the Chief Prevention Officer as an approved Working at Heights training provider.  

“A new standard has been set for training in this province and the WSN Working at Heights training program meets and exceeds new regulatory changes in Ontario,” says Candys Ballanger-Michaud, CEO. “These changes require employers to ensure untrained or inadequately trained construction project workers complete a Ministry of Labour (MOL)-approved working at heights training course before they work at heights and, that they use fall protection equipment and systems.”

“The training is intended for workers, supervisors, joint health and safety committee members, health and safety representatives, and anyone else who works at heights,” adds Ballanger-Michaud. “The one-day WSN course provides a comprehensive overview of legislated requirements, hazards, and hazard controls.”

To help prevent serious injury and fatalities, WSN encourages employers to proactively schedule updated training for workers. While Working at Heights safety training is an excellent start, site-specific training is also required. Employers must train workers on workplace-specific hazards and equipment. 

Related

It’s here! April 1 deadline for Ontario’s new mandatory Working at Heights safety training - Applies to all workers undertaking construction projects

How to apply new Working at Heights Standard to industrial sector - Falls from elevation are a significant hazard in the industrial sector

How to apply new Working at Heights Standard to mining sector - Falls from heights a leading cause of workplace injuries and fatalities

Resources

Upcoming Working at Heights training sessions in Ontario – WSN offers both open as well as closed courses which clients can request to be delivered on-site.

Working at Heights safety training - information sheet

Free poster downloads: 'Stop falls before they stop you' - Please print, post and encourage discussion in your workplace

Free online resources include safety meeting talk, checklist, more.

 

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