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CPO Approved Working at Heights Training

Course Info

Next available course – Monday October 7 – Burlington Office – Sign up now!

As of October 1st 2017, employers must ensure that certain workers complete a CPO approved Working at Heights training program that has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) and delivered by a CPO approved training provider before they can work at heights.

The training requirement is for workers on construction projects who use any of the following methods of fall protection: travel restraint systems, fall restricting systems, fall arrest systems, safety nets, work belts and/or safety belts.

Each participant is required to bring government issued photo ID, & CSA approved safety footwear, as well long pants must be worn. Participants who do not have the required identification, footwear and long pants will be removed from the class & reschedule.

CPO approved training provider

Topics Covered

  • Explain the rights and responsibilities related to working at heights under the OH&S
  • Recognize working at heights hazards and understand the hierarchy of controls that can be applied
  • Identify procedures for warning methods and physical barriers
  • Understand the selection process, inspection procedure and be familiar with safe use of access equipment
  • Know the different fall arrest systems, legislative requirements, fall arrest components and inspection process
  • Identify fall hazards of a floor opening and an open edge
  • Identify when fall protection or fall restraint equipment is required
  • Select and assemble a fall restraint system using a self-retracting lanyard
  • Explain minimum anchorage strengths for fall restraint and be able to identify acceptable anchor points
  • Clearance Calculations for working at height with a variety of gear and systems
  • Select and assemble fall arrest system appropriate to specific scenarios and understand the importance of rescue planning

Course Length

8hr (1 Day)

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