Human Resources Legislative Update
Ontario Commences Review of Working at Heights Training Standards
Date: January 26, 2021
The Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (Ministry) is seeking submissions as part of its review of the Working at Heights training program and provider standards. The intent of the review is to ensure the Working at Heights training standards established by Ontario’s Chief Prevention Officer (CPO) further to the Occupational Health and Safety Act remain effective, and will allow the continued delivery of high-quality working at heights training.
This consultation is part of a commitment made by the CPO to review the Working at Heights training program and provider standards every five years.
Further to this proposal, the Ministry has issued a consultation paper seeking feedback from interested stakeholders on a number of issues. These issues include but are not limited to:
- opportunities to increase the use of eLearning and hands on learning
- updating equipment to reflect technological advances
- revision of learning outcomes
- improvements to evaluations
- clarification of expectations for training providers, and
- exploring recognition of similar training completed in other provinces.
The Ministry is seeking comments by March 11, 2021.
Should you wish to make submissions on this proposal and require assistance, please contact your regular Hicks Morley lawyer.
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