According to Workplace Safety and Insurance Board statistics roughly one in six employees lose time every year from injuries caused from falls. Falls in the workplace are also the leading cause of fatal accidents in the Ontario construction industry.
Under Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) employers must take every reasonable precaution to protect workers from hazards. All employees working at elevations above 3 meters (10 feet) are required to be trained in fall protection safety including, but not limited to the following industries:
The fines associated with not complying with the law are steep. Also, according to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, the average cost of an injury claim is nearly $12,000. When you factor in other costs to your business such as equipment damage and lost productivity, the costs increase substantially. The cost of losing an employee to death is immeasurable.
CARDAN Contracting now offers a Certified Working at Heights Training Program that has been developed in accordance with federal and provincial legislations to help decrease hazards related to working from heights Our course provides workers with the basic fall prevention information they require to work safely in areas where they may be exposed to fall hazards. Participants receive the most up-to-date information with classroom and hands-on instruction from industry experts and trained adult educators who are experienced in working at heights.
By completing this course and receiving on-site training, an employee is exercising his or her own due diligence in compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.
Our comprehensive Working at Heights Training Program course focuses on the following:
After completion of our Working at Heights Training Program participants will be issued a certificate of completion and will have a solid understanding of the following: