You may not think you have to worry about getting certified for Fall Arrest safety if you work in the home renovations industry. Or if you don’t go up ladders. But pretty well everyone will have to take at least Module 1.
It seems so, according to many recent court cases. More and more citizens are being permitted to ditch hard hats and helmets in favour of religious headgear. Who pays when these people sustain an injury? We all do.
Earlier today I took part in a protest at Queen’s Park by my CARAHS members against OCOT. Those hardhats on the ground in this pic all have “pink slips” attached. Which is exactly what OCOT would like to see happen when it forces the certification of carpenters, including renovators. Pleased to see PC MPP Garfield Dunlop holding a press conference with Tim Hudak on this issue.
The Canadian Association of Renovators and Home Services, says its president Alec Caldwell, is determined to prevent its members from being harassed out of business by the Ontario College of Trades
Rob Koci will talk about some of the mistakes he made, and how you can avoid them, in his 20 years as a renovator.
In Ontario, we all need to protest this thinly-veiled
Ontario Liberals, through the Ontario College of Trades, finding a way to pay the carpenters’ union back for their support
“Imagine homeowners having their renovations stopped immediately because they are using non-certified, non-union labour?”
Ontario’s new standards for Working at Heights training. If you aren’t aware of them, you risk fines, injury or death
There are two modules to the training. Not only will you avoid MoL fines if you take these courses, you will possibly save your life – or the lives of the workers you are legally required to protect.
Alec Caldwell tips us off to a mandatory online course recently introduced in Ontario by the Ministry of Labour. Pretty well everyone in our industry has to complete it. It will take about 45 minutes to an hour.
The contractor mis-represented herself as an employee of a Toronto home improvement store, went out to the customer’s home and asked for a personal cheque “to save HST,” and then sent in a tradesperson who removed a vital handrail before liening the house.