March 12, 2015
As a reminder, the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s new mandatory training regime for all construction workers who work at heights will come into effect, April 1, 2015. Certain workers will now need to complete a working at heights training program that has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer before they can work at heights.
There is a two year transition period for workers who already meet the existing fall protection training requirements in section 26.2 of the Construction Regulation. These workers will have until April 1, 2017 to complete an approved working at heights training program.
A Working at Heights Training Provider Standard (available here) has been developed to set out requirements for prospective training providers, and a summary of the new requirements can be found here.
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