New e-learning course offers training for working at heights

Employers and employees to learn how to assess and control common hazards

Working at heights is a common activity that can pose serious hazards and result in severe injuries or fatalities. To help employers and their workers manage the risks of working at heights, the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has developed a new e-Learning course, Working at Heights.

The course aims to teach participants how to assess and control hazards related to working at heights. It covers assessing hazards and safe working practices; fall prevention techniques; minimizing fall injuries with fall protection measures; emergency preparedness; and safe use of ladders, scaffolds, lifts and platforms.

This course is recommended for employers, managers and supervisors, including those who manage contractors. Workers and contractors who perform work at heights, as well as health and safety committee members, will also benefit from taking this course. The average time to complete this course is approximately one hour.

CCOHS also recommends this introductory course be supplemented by further instruction and hands-on training that is specific to the job, worksite and equipment. 

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