Working At Heights CPO Approved Principles Of Fall Protection

Course length:Full Day Cost $125.00 + HST / Person

As of April 1, 2017 anyone working in the construction industry in Ontario and who works at heights is required to have CPO approved training that meets the requirements of the Working at Heights Training Standard. SafetyWerx is an CPO approved provider. The course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to work safely at height.

This approved training course is divided into two parts. The theory modules introduce working at heights hazards, methods to control them and the basics of fall protection. The practical modules focus on the limitations, inspection and hands-on use of the equipment.

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

Recognize working at heights hazards
Explain the hierarchy of controls
Discuss safe work plans
Identify and assess when ladders are appropriate
Explain proper inspection, care, and use of ladders
Describe types of warning methods and physical barriers
Identify when warning methods and physical barriers are required
Discuss limitations, application, and storage of different fall protection systems
Calculate fall distances
Demonstrate how to inspect equipment, don and doff a harness, and maintain 100% tie-off
Discuss the differences between permanent, temporary, and structural anchors
Select the appropriate fall protection equipment when working on a platform
Explain the purpose, roles, and responsibilities of workplace parties with respect to a rescue plan
In order to successfully complete certification, participants must achieve a minimum of 75% on a written test and be able to successfully demonstrate the practical skills acquired in the course. Training certification is valid for 3 years from the time of successful completion.

Workers, Supervisors, JHSC members, and Safety Representatives


Occupational Health & Safety Act
Construction Regulation 213/91