Working At Heights: Fundamentals of Fall Protection (IHSA)

First For Safety offers the IHSA's (Infrastructure Health and Safety Association) Working At Heights: Fundamentals of Fall Protection Certification program. As of April 1, 2015, workers who use any of the following methods of fall protection will need to complete a working at heights training program that has been approved by Ontario's Chief Prevention Officer and that meets Training Program Standards:

  1. Travel restraint system
  2. Fall restricting system
  3. Fall arrest system
  4. Safety net
  5. Work belt
  6. Safety belt

COURSE CONTENT: Content includes Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) "Green Book" Regulations pertaining to Construction Sites and Projects in Ontario Workplaces, Rights and Responsibilities, Working At Heights Responsibilities, Recognizing Fall Hazards, Eliminating Fall Hazards, Fall Protection System Components, Inspecting Fall Protection Equipment, Anchors and Lifelines, Ladder Safety and other Access Structures, Guarding, Emergency Rescue and Suspension Trauma, Calculating Total Fall Distances, Fall Arrest Planning, and more.



IHSA Working At Heights Participant Manual, IHSA Working At Heights Quick Reference Manual, Record of Training is provided for all Employers


  • Candidates are required to bring the following PPE to the course: CSA-Approved footwear, a hard hat, and safety glasses
  • Successfully completion of practical and written examinations required
  • Attend and participate in 100% of the course


Seven (7) hours including a lunch break and additional washroom breaks


Temporary certificates are issued upon successful completion of the course, ensuring successful participants can leave the course with proof of certification. Proof of Training card will then be mailed to each successful participant directly from the Ministry of Labour after the course.

PRICING: $195 + HST per participant; Payment is required to confirm registration.

REFRESHER TRAINING: Refresher training dates have now been added to the course calendar! Please register for a training date within your expiry date. Look here for for further details.

Registrations can be made online by choosing one of the following course dates. Our office can also be reached during business hours of Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm, by calling 705-526-3853, emailing, or visiting us in-person at 105 Fourth Street, Midland.

Need a certificate re-print? Fill out this Training Certificate Replacement Form on the IHSA's website to request a replacement. Please expect a three week wait for it to arrive in the mail.


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