Fatality Notice: IHSA has learned of a construction-related fatality in Sudbury involving a construction worker securing a transport trailer load. One workplace fatality is one too many, regardless of the sector, industry, or occupation. Please take a moment to think about those who have died or been injured on the job and re-establish a commitment to the prevention of injuries, illnesses, and fatalities.

Working at Heights and Rescue

Infrastructure Health & Safety Association

This is an entry-level course for workers and supervisors who work aloft where traditional fall protection is not sufficient. This may include engineered structures and natural landscapes such as trees. This program is in accordance with the standards of the Society of Professional Rope Access Technicians (SPRAT). This will enable participants to learn basic rope access and rescue techniques. Participants are required to bring their own CSA approved head, eye, hand and foot protection, traffic vest and suitable work clothes. The participant will not be permitted to participate in the course if they do not bring the noted personal protective equipment and tools.


Program Content

  • Interpretation of relevant regulations and the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Legislative requirements
  • Fall protection
  • Working at height risk assessment
  • Equipment inspection
  • Practical working at height and rescue techniques
  • Knots

Who Should Attend?

Personnel who may be involved in accessing work at heights and those who may be required to perform a rescue while suspended by rope.


This program is physically demanding and successful completion involves a complete practical assessment on the final day. Those attendees who do not perform the minimum requirements will be required to repeat the course at a later date.

Price Per Participant at
IHSA Facility
Total Course Price at
Your Facility
Program Duration
5 Days
Member Fee
Member Fee
Max Participants
Non-member Fee
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Session Details

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