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COVID-19 has really changed the training landscape and Spark Safety is pleased to provide training through a variety of different delivery methods to make you feel as comfortable as possible, while staying on top of your certifications. 

Through the height of the novel coronavirus shutdowns, many organizations were holding off their training for the Ministry of Labour (MOL) required certifications, such as Working at Heights. Synchronously, the MOL created an extension for those that need to refresh their training certifications, until 2021, to keep workers and workplaces as safe as possible.

Spark Safety is gearing up for a busy training season to finish out the 2020 calendar year and into 2021. If you require a Working at Heights refresher training course, please book your seat as soon as possible! With the demand for seats and the restricted class sizes, you won’t want to approach the 2021 construction season, without your valid certificates.

Who needs Working at Heights training?

Under O. Reg. 213/91: Construction Projects, you need to take this training if you work on a construction project and are required to use any of the following methods of fall protection:

  • travel restraint system
  • fall restricting system
  • fall arrest system
  • safety net
  • work belt
  • safety belt

This training requirement is in addition to the equipment-specific training required by section 26.2 of O. Reg. 213/91.

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MOL 2020 Extension Clarified – as of November 2020

The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MOL) is giving workers in the construction sector an extra year to renew their training if they work at heights.

The mandatory training of more than 120,000 workers was due to expire over the next six months. However, many training providers have either cancelled classes or shut down due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The extension will apply to workers who successfully completed their working-at-heights training between February 28 and August 31, 2017. The validity period, normally three years, would have ended this year. It will now end in 2021.

The extension will ensure affected workers can continue to work when possible. Construction will move ahead without interruption.

Save Your Seat

Pre Book your seat now! The MOL’s extension of the WAH Refresher criteria for COVID-19 will expire at the end of this year, and we’re already pre-booking courses for 2021. Secure your seat before the rush! Visit our training calendar to register now!

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