Working at Heights

This course is certified by the Ministry of Labour through the Worker’s Health and Safety Centre and includes a classroom theory and practical equipment session.

A minimum of 9 participants per class are required to hold the course on the date shown. If we do not have enough individuals booked to satisfy the minimum requirement, we will contact you to reschedule another training date.

Working at Heights – $140 

Duration 6.5 hrs

As of April 1, 2017, all workers on construction projects in Ontario are required to have Ministry of Labour approved working at heights training. This course is designed to equip workers with the necessary knowledge and skills to protect themselves while  working at heights.

Part 1 – Classroom theory session (3 hrs)

In module one, participants learn about various working at heights hazards, basic rights and duties of workplace parties, relevant regulations governing fall arrest hazards, fall protection equipment and working at heights projects. They will also be introduced to the use, inspection, limitations, storage and procedures for travel restraint, fall restricting and fall arrest systems.

  • Hazard recognition
  • Hierarchy of controls
  • Laws and regulations
  • Fall protection systems
  • Ladder safety

Part 2 – Practical Equipment session (3.5 hrs)

In module two, participants get hands-on training on fall protection systems. They will explore key components of a fall rescue plan and emergency procedures, as well as perform inspections on various types of fall protection equipment and delve into the practical application of various fall protection systems.

  • Equipment inspection
  • Anchor points
  • Fall clearance calculations
  • Work platforms
  • Rescue plans
  • Hands-on evaluation
  • Written evaluation


Do I need to take this course?

Working at heights training has been mandated by the Ministry of Labour (MOL) as of April 1, 2015. It is required for all workers on a construction project who use any of the following fall protection methods: travel restraint systems, fall restricting systems, fall arrest systems, safety nets and work belts or safety belts. Employers are responsible for ensuring their workers complete an MOL-approved training program by an accredited provider before they can work at heights.

When is the deadline for this training?

Workers are to have completed an approved working at heights course by April 1, 2017. The Ministry of Labour has extended that deadline by six months to October 1, 2017, but only for experienced workers who have completed fall protection training prior to April 1, 2015. If you qualify for an extension, you must be registered for an approved working at heights training course before October 1, 2017, and have written proof of enrolment, which will have to be provided to inspectors upon request.

Will I receive a record of training after completing this course?

You will be issued a temporary card as soon as you successfully complete Working at Heights training. You will also receive certification cards from the Ministry of Labour and the Worker’s Health and Safety Centre.

How long is the Working at Heights certification valid for?

The certification is valid for three years from the date of successfully completing the program, at which point it must be renewed.

Will I have to redo the training if I change to a different employer?

As long as you are within three years of successfully completing Working at Heights training, you will not have to redo it, as you are registered with Ministry of Labour independently of your employer.