Although initially intended for the Construction industry, it’s quite clear that the MOL will transfer this responsibility into all other workplaces. Please keep in mind that although you may currently work in an Industrial Establishment, Health Care facility, etc., there may be construction activities conducted via contractors, or even your maintenance staff, so this Regulation could apply to your firm.
Training must consist of 2 modules; the first will cover the theory behind working at heights safely. This portion of the program must entail at least 3 hours of in-class instruction. The second module, requires “hands on” instruction; focusing on the proper inspection and practical application of the equipment. This segment must involve a minimum of 3.5 hours of instruction.
Finally, the training will have to documented and tracked. All training records must be submitted to the MOL, for their review.
STACS will be delivering our Working at Heights Training Program on the following dates and locations. Please feel free to join one of the sessions below or to request a time and location that works better for yourself and your team.