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New Working at Heights Training Standard (2024)

Changes took effect on April 1st,2024.

On May 17, 2023, Ontario announced changes to the training requirements for working at heights. The training requirements for working at heights are set out in O. Reg. 297/13: Occupational Health and Safety Awareness Training.

The key changes to the program standard include:

  • additional learning outcomes, including with regard to ladders, skylights and damaged equipment

  • additional requirements for personal protective equipment

  • other changes to foster more inclusive engagement in the training

Changes to the provider standard include updates to instructor requirements and the promotion of social inclusion and anti-racism.

The changes to the Working at Heights Training Program Standard and the Working at Heights Training Provider Standard will come into effect on April 1, 2024. Current training programs will remain valid until that date. Workers with valid working at heights training will not be affected.

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