Provincial blitzes of MOL from Sep 01, 2017 – Nov 30, 2017
Provincial blitzes from Sep 01 -Nov 30, 2017. Are you ready? Deadline of Oct 01, 2017 for completing the CPO-approved Working At Heights (WAH) training program is now over!!!
With less than a month to go for the ‘WAH training completion deadline’, the Ministry of Labour has decided to conduct a series of provincial blitzes at various ‘Construction Sites’ in Ontario to check the industry’s preparedness levels.
CLICK HERE to know more about the Working At Heights Program
What will MOL inspectors focus on during the provincial blitzes?
- Have you met regulatory requirements for control of exposure to biological or chemical agents such as lead, silica, and carbon monoxide?
- What’s your situation with regard to various occupational health and safety issues?
- Have you assembled, used, and disassembled scaffolding safely?
- Have you stacked roof shingles safely?
- Have you taken safety precautions while installing trusses?
- Do your site workers ensure proper use of ladders?
- Do you have all the mandated appropriate fall protection systems in place along with adequate tie-off points?
- Did you follow ergonomic factors while moving heavy material?
- How are your workers operating heavy equipment, which includes line-of-sight hazards?
What will the MOL inspectors check during the provincial blitzes to assess injury potential at your construction sites?
- What is the injury type?
- Is it a fall to below working surface?
What are the possible injury causes the MOL inspectors would be looking for during the provincial blitzes?
- Has your fall protection equipment been inadequate?
- Have your construction site workers used fall protection equipment improperly?
- Were there no guardrails or were your guardrail systems or installation procedures inadequate?
What are the things that the MOL inspectors would to look for?
- Did you have appropriate fall protection equipment in keeping with the manufacturer’s instructions?
- Did the work surface openings or areas that require a guardrail system have one?
Here’s the UPSHOT of what the MOL inspectors will be simply looking for during the provincial blitzes!!!
Are your ‘Construction Site Workers’ trained for Working At Heights (WAH)? If they are not, 4S Consulting can help you complete the MOL-approved WAH training. Hurry Up!
Working At Heights Training Program – 4S Consulting Services (CPO-Approved)
Are you a construction company with workers working at residential projects or other construction sites at heights of 3 meters (10 feet)?
If yes, then the MOL mandates you to complete the CPO-approved Working At Heights (WAH) Training Program comprising around 7 hours of in-class training. The deadline for WAH training completion is on or before Oct 01, 2017. Moreover, the MOL inspectors will hit the roads in Ontario province that would lead to various construction projects as part of a series of inspection blitzes at project sites from Sep 01 – Nov 30, 2017 to check how prepared your workers are working at heights.
What does 4S Consulting bring?
As an MOL-approved provider of the Working At Heights program, we provide construction companies with the following three options for completing the WAH training for getting WAH certified and receiving wallet cards as proof of completion:
Public training sessions
You can register for the public in-class training sessions at our website CLICK HERE. This session will comprise around 7 hours of comprehensive in-class training for your construction workers using different types of fall protection. The session ends with a practical assessment and demonstration of your whether your workers are using the fall protection equipment correctly. Each of your workers will receive a certificate and wallet cards as proof of completion.
Private training sessions
You can register for our private in-class training sessions at our website CLICK HERE . This session will comprise around 7 hours of comprehensive in-class training for your construction workers using different types of fall protection. The sessions can happen either at your workplace or at our training centers. However, we would need a minimum attendance of 8-12 candidates. The session ends with a practical assessment and demonstration of your whether your workers are using the fall protection equipment correctly. Each of your workers will receive a certificate and wallet cards as proof of completion.
Blending of in-class and online training sessions
This is where you get the ‘4S-ADVANTAGE’. As CPO-approved training provider, we can blend in-class and online training for Working at Heights. Part 1 of our blended WAH program comprises 3.5 hours of online training for each of your construction workers using fall protection at work. Part 2 of our blending program comprises 3.5 hours of in-class training. However, your workers would need to first pass part 1 successfully using our 4SafeCom Safety Training and Management System with at least 75% score to become eligible for taking in-class training sessions in part 2.
Whether you want complete your WAH training publicly, privately (at your workplace or our training centers), or using our blended training program is completely your choice. That said, if you can save half the day of your construction workers by registering them for the online training first, doesn’t it sound like a good proposition? With our blended WAH training program, you’d not only get to save half a day for your construction workers, but you can also plan in-class training either at public or private sessions in the second half. Simply CLICK HERE to register now.
So, it’s time to prioritize the health and safety of your ‘Construction Site Workers’ working with fall protection at heights of 3 meters (10ft) or over. Doing it with 4S Consulting as your training partner is going to be the successful way forward. CLICK HERE to register for your blended, public, or private session now.
Director of Roofing Company Jailed, Fined $10,000 for Failure to Follow Safety Rules
Employer, Steve Bell, was charged with the following offence under Occupational Health and Safety Act:
“Failing to perform duty as an employer to ensure that a worker was adequately protected from falling from a height. By law, the worker should have been wearing a fall support protection or a fall support system, or should have been using a safety net”.
What exactly happened
On Oct 07, 2015, MOL inspector attended a site at Belleville and saw a roofer working at a height of more than 3 meters (around 26 feet) without wearing a fall protection. Hence, the MOL inspector found the worker’s employer guilty under the OHSA.
Thus, ensure that your Construction Site Workers working at a height of 3 meters or 10 feet get WAH training from MOL-approved training provider.
CLICK HERE and Register Now for the WAH program.