The Ontario Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development is giving workers in the construction sector an extra year to renew their mandatory working at heights certification.
It is anticipated that more than 120,000 workers are due to have their certificates expire over the next six months. However, many training providers have either cancelled classes or shut down due to COVID-19. The extension will apply to workers who successfully completed their working at heights training between February 28 and August 31, 2017. The certificates, normally good for three years, will now expire in 2021.
“The extension will ensure affected workers can continue to work when possible,” according to the Ontario website.