• Issued: December 9, 2014
  • Content last reviewed: December 2014

The training program must be designed to allow learners to achieve the learning outcomes set out in this standard for the Working at Heights Basic Theory module and the Working at Heights Practical module, if applicable.

The training program must meet the following criteria:

  1. Compliance with adult learning principles:
    1. Ensuring learners know why they need to learn specific content, its relevance to them and their workplace
    2. Relating learning to training participants’ own experience in situations that simulate actual application in the workplace
    3. Challenging training participants using a variety of activities that allow opportunity for participation, feedback and interaction
    4. Recognizing limits of attention span, and various ways that adults learn, and
    5. Using realistic activities and tools to support transfer of learning to the workplace.
  2. Language and literacy level appropriate for the learners.
  3. Content accurate, current, and all legal and technical information is referenced and verified.
  4. Use of a variety of teaching aids such as audio-visuals, equipment, safety devices and measuring/monitoring equipment.
  5. Learner materials follow principles of instructional writing and good graphic design, and
  6. Compliance with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its regulations.

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