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

The Working at Heights Training Program Standard has a modular format to allow for core theory training to be completed separately from practical training elements. There are two modules: Working at Heights Basic Theory and Working at Heights Practical.

3.1 Working at Heights Basic Theory Module

The Working at Heights Basic Theory module contains the following:

  1. Rights and responsibilities related to working at heights under the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  2. General hazard recognition for working at heights,
  3. Hierarchy of controls,
  4. Safety procedures for warning methods and physical barriers,
  5. Safety procedures for ladders and similar equipment; and
  6. An introduction to personal fall protection equipment.

3.2 Working at Heights Practical Module

The Working at Heights Practical module contains the following:

  1. Barriers and safety nets
  2. Personal fall protection equipment,
  3. Anchor points,
  4. Work positioning systems, work access and platforms; and
  5. Rescue planning.

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