January 15, 2015
There are new regulatory requirements for working at heights training in construction.

To improve the quality and consistency of training on construction projects, the Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) has established the Working at Heights Training Program and Provider Standards.

As of April 1, 2015, new regulatory requirements will require that employers ensure workers who use specified fall protection equipment on construction projects successfully complete a CPO approved working at heights training program delivered by a CPO approved training provider.

Workers already trained under the current fall protection training requirements before April 1, 2015 have an additional two years to be trained under the new requirements.

The Ministry of Labour will start accepting applications from training providers on January 5, 2015. Training standards, application forms and other resources for training providers are available on labour.gov.on.ca/english/hs/topics/heights.php.