CCOHS Helps to Prevent Risks When Working at Heights

Hamilton, Ontario - Working at heights is a work activity which can pose serious hazards and can frequently result in severe injuries or fatalities. To help protect workers from 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 covers assessing hazards and safe working practices, fall prevention techniques, fall protection measures, emergency preparedness, and how to safety use ladders, scaffolds, lifts and platforms. It provides an introduction to a complex subject, addressing the assessment and control of hazards related to working at heights, including fall prevention and fall protection.

Working At Heights 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 e-Course.

CCOHS courses are unique in that they are reviewed by expert representatives from labour, employers and government to ensure the content and approach are unbiased and credible. All CCOHS e-learning courses are available in English and French.

For more information on Working at Heights, please visit the CCOHS website.