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Working At Heights – Industrial

Course Description

Participants in this program will learn about recognizing and evaluating fall hazards in their workplace, describing the legislation, standards and guidelines that apply to fall hazards, listing controls for these hazards, and describing a plan of action to reduce injuries from falls in their workplace. A practical component is included in the program and includes fit testing and inspection of fall prevention equipment.
This course is valid for Industrial Regulation requirements.

Course Objectives

Participants will discuss the fundamental elements of how to work safely at heights in a non-construction-related environment.


  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Identifying hazards
  • Hierarchy of controls and limitations of PPE
  • Warning methods and physical barriers
  • Ladder safety
  • Intro to PPE
  • More advanced information on fall protection systems including
    hands-on demonstration of equipment and procedures, practical
    demonstration of the proper use, inspection and donning
  • Barriers and other fixed equipment
  • Fall protection equipment (travel restraint, fall restricting, fall arrest)
  • Anchor points
  • Work access platforms
  • Rescue planning

Legislative Reference:

Ont. Reg. 851 – Industrial Establishments s. 79
Ont. Reg. 67/93 Health Care and Residential Facilities s. 10 (1)
Ont. Reg. 213/91 Construction Projects s. 21 (3), 26.2 (1)

Excerpt has been taken from the Industrial Establishments

79. A worker required to wear or use any protective clothing, equipment or device shall be instructed and trained in its care and use before wearing the protective clothing, equipment or device

  • List the different types of Bloodborne pathogens
  • Identify the routes of transmission
  • Be knowledgeable in pre/ post-exposure control measures
  • Recognize how to report exposure incidents

Instruction Time

Approx. 4 hours
Includes:  Adaptive Learning Instruction, Testing (both written and practical)

Course Materials

Participant manual, wallet card, record of attendance

**Please note WorkSmart Safety Solutions training programs meet OHSA REGULATIONS and CSA STANDARDS**
Every Workplace in Ontario must comply with: OHSA