Working at Heights training is approved by Ontario's Chief Prevention Officer and is mandatory for anyone working on a construction site 3-metres high or greater. Learn how to select, inspect and use industry-standard personal fall arrest equipment, including harnesses and lanyards. To ensure proper social distancing, class sizes have been reduced during the COVID-19 pandemic, and strict sanitation policies are in place.

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Check out our course calendar to register and find a training date that fits your schedule. If you're unsure what the course entails, read on!

Who needs this course

This training is required for all construction workers using any of the following methods of fall protection:

  • Travel and restraint systems
  • Fall restricting systems
  • Fall arrest systems
  • Safety nets
  • Work belts or safety belts

Course description

This one-day course consists of two modules:

  1. One focuses on basic theory. In order to pass, you will need to complete a written evaluation.
  2. The other is practical and you will be required to pass a hands-on practical evaluation.

Once you have successfully completed the training, you will receive a three-year Working at Heights certificate from the Ministry of Labour.

Working at Heights Refresher

If you have a Working at Heights certificate that is nearing its expiration date, or have one that recently expired, you can register for this half-day course to renew your status for an additional 3 years.

This training takes place at GVCA, located at 25 Sheldon Drive, Cambridge. You are required to bring CSA footwear, CSA eyewear, a CSA hardhat and valid photo ID to the Working at Heights session. The Refresher course requires that you also bring your current Working at Heights certificate.

Course Instructor

Total Rescue conducts all GVCA Working at Heights Training courses. Total Rescue is an approved Ministry of Labour Working at Heights Training Provider and has master trainers in high angle rope rescue, confined space rescue, fall protection and fall rescue for rig work.

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