As of April 1, 2015, new regulatory requirements in O. Reg. 297/13 (Occupational Health and Safety Training and Awareness) will require that employers ensure workers who use specified fall protection equipment on construction projects successfully complete a CPO approved working at heights training program delivered by a CPO approved training provider.
This new regulation applies to
- Employers of workers who work on a construction project
- A worker who works on a construction project
- Workers using any of the following fall protection methods: Travel restraint system; fall restricting system; fall arrest system; safety net; work belt; or safety belt?
Please note that these new regulations are aimed at the construction industry and do not add any new requirements for the trucking industry directly.
Please visit the Ministry of Labour’s Working at Heights Training webpage for more information.