Ministry of Labour Gives Extra Year to Renew Working At Heights Training

Ministry of Labour Gives Extra Year to Renew Working At Heights Training

On March 30th, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development announced that they are offering an extension to the Working at Heights (WAH) validity period, for workers in the construction sector.

Working at heights is a mandatory training for thousands of construction workers, and normally has a 3-year validity period. However, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, they are giving an extra year to renew. This is available for workers who successfully completed their WAH training between February 28th and August 31, 2017.

Since construction has been deemed essential, this change allows construction workers to continue without interruption and removes the risk that they otherwise would face from the in-class training. This is one of many adaptations the Ministry has made so far to help slow the spread of the virus.

For the full update, as well as additional information regarding safety in the construction sector, visit the Ministry’s page below.

https://www.ontario.ca/page/training-working-heights

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