It is a legal requirement for you to receive training if you work in construction using a travel restraint system, fall restricting system, fall arrest system, a safety net, a work belt or a safety belt. Specifically, as of April 1st 2015 workers in Ontario who work on construction sites, at heights are required to receive training. You must get training if you work in construction using any of these methods of fall protection:
- Travel restraint system;
- A fall restricting system;
- A fall arrest system;
- A safety net; A work belt;
- A safety belt
Employers must make sure you receive training that has been approved by the Ministry of Labour. This training program meets the requirements of the Working at Heights Training Standard.
Working at Heights (WAH) Refresher Program is designed for learners who have already completed a MOL approved provider Working at Heights (full) course. Once a participant is trained to the standard, they can complete the refresher program to maintain their certification status. Participants must show their MOL WAH Certification Wallet Card in order to participate in a WAH Refresher program.