Working At Heights training is mandatory for employees working on construction projects and need to use fall protection devices. This training expires after 3 years, at which time employees are required to take a refresher course to get re-certified.
Since COVID-19 has prevented many employees from re-certifying, the Ministry of Labour provided a one-year extension for companies to get their employees’ training up to date. The extension applied to employees who completed their training between February 28th and August 31st, 2017.
The extended deadline is fast approaching for February training, so now is the time to check if your employees are due to renew their Working At Heights training.
Many small businesses are struggling to stay afloat and cover their fixed costs, such as rent and insurance, while taking a negative impact on their revenues. Government assistance has emerged to help businesses pay for their rent, but many have had their fate put into the hands of their landlords to apply for the assistance. The new Canadian Emergency Rent Subsidy (CERS) is being introduced to provide rent relief for businesses and allows these businesses to apply to the assistance directly as opposed to waiting for their landlords to do so.