Wednesday, February 12, 2014

New Safety Training Standard for Working at Heights - Coming Summer 2014

If your workers currently require fall protecction/fall arrest training, then you will be affected by changes coming Summer 2014 to the standards for this training.  

The following is a quote from the bulletin issued on the Ministry of Labour's website:

"A workplace training standard has been created to prevent falls and improve safety for workers who work at heights.

The standard will initially be voluntary and will apply to workplaces in the construction sector, as well as to construction activity in other workplaces. The standard is expected to become mandatory by the summer of 2014 and will later be expanded to all sectors."  Visit for further information and details.

All trades working with us at that time will need to provide proof that their workers' training meets or exceeds the new standard.  If you would like to be pro-active and have your workers ready for this new change, IHSA's Working at Heights training meets the requirements of the new standard.  You can find training dates and locations by visiting their website and clicking on the "training" tab.

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