Working At Heights Refresher Training in Barrie

Working At Heights Refresher Training in Barrie

Refresher Training Required Every Three Years:

Training validity is three years* from the date of successful completion; thereafter, refresher training must be taken by a worker on a construction project using one of the listed fall protection methods. Workers will be able to renew the validity of the working at heights training by successfully completing a CPO-approved half-day “refresher” training program, delivered by a CPO approved training provider.


Here are some additional guidelines about how to validate learner eligibility:


The Working at Heights (WAH) Program Standard, Section 11.2 states: Learners must have previously successfully completed both modules of an approved Working at Heights training program to be eligible for refresher training. Training providers can confirm learner eligibility in one of four ways:


  1. viewing the learner’s CPO-issued proof of completion card
  2. viewing the proof of completion card issued by the approved training provider
  3. matching the learner to a record of training in the training provider’s database
  4. viewing any record of training from the employer that meets the requirements in O.Reg 297/13 section 10 (must include the name of the worker, the name of the of CPO-approved training provider, the name of approved training program and the date of successful completion of training)



A Ministry of Labour (MOL) learner ID alone is not sufficient proof of successful training completion for training providers to validate eligibility for refresher training.


If none of the above options are available, please have the learner contact the MOL to obtain a record of training. Training providers should not train learners who cannot show proof of eligibility. Training providers who choose to train learners without first obtaining proof of previous training should advise learners that if the MOL does not have proof of their WAH training, they are not eligible for refresher training and they will not receive a record of refresher training from the MOL.


The Ministry of Labour (MOL) will make every effort to ensure that training records are correctly matched but will not issue a new CPO card (proof-of-training completion document) to a learner who has not completed WAH training previously or whose previous record of training cannot be validated.


Please note – employers are responsible for ensuring all workers are competent in their duties; hence, many companies will/should continue to train their workers yearly on their policies and procedures specific to their equipment and safe work plan, and/or should whenever new equipment and/or changing conditions develop.
For additional information, please visit the MOL website by cliking here.



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