How is compliance with the
activities are conducted by the provincial, territorial and federal
agencies responsible for occupational health and safety (OHS). These OHS
agencies conduct compliance programs workplace training requirements
established under their respective legislations.
Does YOW Canada’s Fall Protection course meet all the provincial
training requirements across Canada?
Yes, our Fall Protection training course was designed to meet all
of the provincial training requirements across Canada.
The only exception to this is Newfoundland. As of January 1,
2012, Newfoundland has adopted a new set of regulations that require a 2
day ‘hands on’ training course for any workers that use fall protection
equipment (such as a harness). If you are a resident of Newfoundland and
you or your employees are required to use fall protection equipment, then
YOW’s FP training may not be sufficient. Check with your local safety
association for details.
What does the "YOW" in YOW
Canada stand for?
offices are located in Ottawa, Ontario and Y-O-W are the international
call letters for the Ottawa Airport. Plus, we think it’s a catchy name
that’s easy to remember.
Can I take YOW's Fall
Protection course and then train my own workers in Fall Protection?
YOW Canada’s Fall Protection course is not intended or designed for
trainers and we do not recommend that it be used to train a trainer. In
order to reap the full benefits of the course, we recommend that each
trainee complete a Fall Protection course themselves. This also ensures
that each employee receives a Fall Protection certificate of completion.
How do I PURCHASE a Fall
Purchases can be done
online, by phone at 1-866-688-2845 or by
fax. You may pre-purchase courses to be
used at a later date. There are no expiry dates for pre-purchased courses.
What other courses does YOW Canada offer?
visit our product menu for all of our
How does the online course work?
Fall Protection online course works in a 3 step process:
Register - All trainees must be registered for the course. Registration
can be done
online, by phone at 1-866-688-2845 or by
Once registered, login and password information is emailed to the
Step 2: Take
the Course - Trainees can log in at any time to start their training and
can log in and out as many times as necessary to complete their Fall
Protection training. The course is about 3 hours in length. It includes
audio, video, animation and interactive exercises. It makes training fun
Step 3: Print
your Fall Protection Certificate of Completion - Once completed, wallet
and wall-mount certificates are emailed to the supervisor. The
certificates are printable and accompanied by a Performance Record that
displays how the trainee performed throughout the course (scores for each
How long does it take to
complete the online course?
The average trainee can
complete this Fall Protection online course in 3 hours. If you have a
dial-up internet connection, it will take longer to download the course.
What will I receive when I
have completed my training?
complete the course, a pdf document will be available for you to download
and print. This document is also emailed to the Account Supervisor. This
document will include your Performance Record and certificate of
completion. The certificate includes your name, your employer's name and
the date you certified.
How will I receive my Fall
Protection certificate of completion?
The certificate will be
automatically available for printing once you complete the course. It will
also be emailed to the Account Supervisor. If you are self-employed, the
certificate is sent to your email address directly.
How long is my
certificate valid for?
YOW Canada recommends that you complete Fall Protection training every two
years. The certificate will have a "Next Recommended Training Date" of two
years after your certification date.
Consult with your industry’s provincial safety association or Worker's
Compensation Board for details on when re-certification is required.
Click here to see a list of all the
provincial Fall Protection Regulations..
Can I take this course
as a refresher?
Yes, this course was designed to suit the needs of both first time
trainees and refresher training. Additional hands-on training on the
equipment to be used is also required for some workers.
Can I log into the
course more than once?
Yes, you can log in and out of the course as many times as necessary in
order to complete your training. When you log back into the course, you
will be brought back to the last page you visited. You have up to 1 year
to complete your course.
I am the supervisor. How
can I monitor my employee's progress?
As a supervisor, you have access to a Course
Administration site where you can monitor and track each employee's
progress. You can see quiz scores, view certificates, activate accounts
and more. You can also re-register any employee's who's certificates have
expired. You also receive a copy of all training certificates by email as
soon as the employee has completed the course.
I have dial-up
internet. Can I still take the course?
Yes. The course is available for dial-up users. Please be aware, however,
that it may take more time to download. If you'd like to see a demo to
test the speed, please click here to view a
demo of this course.
Why should I choose
online training versus classroom training?
Online training with YOW Canada is fast, easy and effective. Some of the
benefits of online training include:
Available 24/7, on any computer with an internet connection.
Complete tracking capabilities through Course Administration to ensure
employees have certified and to monitor their progress.
No need to remove multiple employees from their work to train
Employers can rest assured that each employee has received the same
Save on traveling costs.
Certificates are emailed immediately following successful completion of