CSA Approved Fall Protection Harness

CSA Approved Fall Protection Harness

New Working at Heights Training Requirements for Construction Projects Falls from heights are a major hazard for workers  causing injuries and fatalities in Ontario workplaces. As of April 1, 2015, Occupational Health and Safety Awareness and Training, under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, will require that employers ensure that workers successfully complete a working at heights training program approved by the Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) as having met the Working at Heights Training Program Standard. The new training standards  will need to be completed by workers on construction projects who are to use any of the following methods of fall protection: a travel restraint system, a fall restricting system, a fall arrest system, a safety net, a work belt, or a safety belt. The minimum required duration of this training is 6.5 hours and will also include a  practical training portion, providing a hands on experience fo rthe workers. The amendments require that the training must be delivered by a working at heights training provider who has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer.The training, once completed, is valid for three years. Workers must successfully complete a half-day refresher course to revalidate. The Chief Prevention Officer will issue a standardized proof of completion wallet card. For more information on this New Working at Heights training standard, please contact us at 289-527-3197 or email us at training@paramountsafetyconsulting.com    

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