About Us

Ontario Safety Training and Consulting functions as an approved training provider for 'Working at Heights - Fundamentals of Fall Prevention' under Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA).

All instructors for Working at Heights - The Fundamentals of Fall Prevention are subject matter experts, and are deemed qualified after being vetted and approved by IHSA having a minimum of 5 years relevant industry experience and completing required fundamental adult teaching and training courses. Our course curriculum and training methods are aligned with the standard set by the Ontario Ministry of Labour and meet guidelines in regard to course material, equipment, length of study time, and both written and hands on evaluations.

Ontario-Safety.ca's Director of Training and Operations, Les Kalinics (NCSO) has worked in the construction industry since 1985 initially as a Carpenter and later a Crane Operator. In 2011 and 2012 he had the opportunity to assist Human Resources Development Canada and the Ontario College of Trades in helping with the development of the National Occupational Analysis and Red Seal Exam (interprovincial) for tower crane operators. On June 17, 2013 this examination became the benchmark for qualifying new operators to practice in Canada and for assisting current operators to change from provincial licensing to interprovincial. Les worked as a tower, mobile, and overhead crane as well as heavy equipment instructor for the Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario (OETIO) until 2014 when he formed Ontario-Safety Training & Consulting Inc.

Looking upon Ontario-Safety with a wider scope, our instructors and consultants service a variety of clientelle ranging from the construction industry, industrial manufacturing, mining and the oil and gas sectors. As all organizations need to be diverse to meet the ever changing dynamics of business, we too endeavor to best serve the specific needs of the companies we partner with.

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  • " Les was the key to absorbing more information in the time that I spent in the class, superior communication skills! Thank you!... "

    5 Stars
    A. Mc.

  • " Great course very insightful... "

    5 Stars
    B.H.

  • " Instructor was very clearly spoken and got many points across to me.... "

    5 Stars
    T. G.

  • " Good mix of practical knowledge with real life situations.... "

    5 Stars
    G. B.