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We offer a variety of safety training courses.

ATV Rider Safety

Developed by the Canada Safety Council, this course focuses on safe and effective operational skills for All-Terrain Vehicles. It is recommended for both recreational and workplace users. Students will learn how to safely perform the following manoeuvres: swerve, turn sharply and quickly, make quick stops, and ride over obstacles. Pre-ride inspections, protective equipment, loading and transporting are also covered. Riders MUST BRING THEIR OWN ATVs (in safe working order, 90cc or greater), a DOT-approved helmet with face piece or goggles, boots, gloves, pants and a heavy long-sleeved shirt/jacket. Upon completion, students receive Canada Safety Council Certification. Customized training and flexible dates can be arranged for industry clients.

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Confined Space Entry Level II (w/simulated rescue scenario)

This course presents participants with information on how to safely retrieve workers and is aimed at training persons who work in confined spaces. Topics covered include the following:

Hazards of a Confined Space

Pre-entry Requirements, including:

  • Confined Space Program
  • Hazard Assessment & The Entry Plan
  • Training Requirements & Record Keeping

Entering a Confined Space, including:

  • The Entry Permit & Onsite Rescue
  • Energy/Materials Isolation & Control
  • Atmospheric Safety & Ventilation

Note: The participants will go through a simulated exercise.

The course includes a final exam and a certificate of completion.

Confined Space Entry and Monitor Training Course (OSSA) - AAE Safety

 

Our program teaches workers about the definition of a confined space, case studies, confined space hazards, PPE such as SCBA (self contained breathing apparatus), SABA (supplied air breathing apparatus), gas detection pumps, (RAE and Draeger), paperwork such as confined space entry permits, and entry logs, locking out and tag out, blinding and blanking, inserting, use of tripods and SRL (Self Retracting Lifelines) or Type 3 RSRL.

The Alberta OH&S Code states "An employer must ensure that a worker assigned duties related to confined space entry is trained." Most workers need an eight hour confined space training program. 

They must also receive company specific training on procedures and equipment of their workplace. 

  • Definition of enclosed and confined spaces and confined space hazards
  • Levels 1, 2 and 3 spaces
  • hazard assessment
  • PPE required for entry
  • How to complete a confined space entry permit
  • Proper Procedures for gas testing
  • Electronic Monitors, Function testing and Calibration
  • Safety monitor and safety watch
  • Rescue Equipment, Rescue Training and Emergency Response Planning
  • Testng of hazardous atmospheres, using gas detection monitors, Rae and Draeger tube type detector pumps
  • Completion of documents needed for preentry.
  • Mock entry, evacuation and rescue from a confined space

This OSSA Confined Space Entry and Monitor Training Course is 8 hours in duration and upon completion students will be issued a certification 

Detection and Control of Flammable Substances (Enform)

This 1 day program is designed for personnel working with or near flammable substances in the oil and gas industry. The primary focus is to safely monitor and control these substances. The program includes:

  • Introduction to flammable substances
  • Principles of flammable gas/vapour detection
  • Care and preparation of combustible gas monitors
  • Interpreting combustible gas readings
  • Control methods

A variety of instructional techniques are used including lectures, demonstrations, class discussion, group exercises and hands-on practice. Upon successful completion of the prescribed practical skills and written examination, students receive a certificate of completion.

Fall Protection

This course provides participants with a general understanding of what fall protection is and the types of equipment and techniques required. Participants perform an equipment inspection, evaluate hazards, and experience suspension in a fall protection simulation exercise.

The Fall Protection course includes lessons, quizzes, a final exam, and a certificate of completion.

Fall Protection (OSSA) - MI Safety 

MI Safety's one day Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA) Approved fall protection course meets the requirements of a training program according to Part 9 of the Alberta OHS Code.

In the course, we cover both the responsibilities of the employer and worker, as well all the relevant Canadian Federal, CSA and Alberta legislation.

Participants learn about falling hazards and fall protection systems, including the components of a fall arrest system. Potential fall consequences are described, as are body harnesses and fall restraint systems including lanyards, shock absorbers and anchor points. Participants learn how to perform a pre-use equipment inspection. Other topics include elevated work platforms, temporary and permanent structures, rescue, and maintenance. The course is designed to teach the participant to eliminate or control the fall hazard, and as a last resort use PPE.  Workers will be issued a certification card at the end of the course valid for 3 years.

 

Fall Protection for Rig Work (Enform)

This two-day course was developed in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC). The course is intended for workers and other personnel involved in drilling and service rig operations, with a primary focus on using fall protection equipment safely at height.

Topics include:

  • Fall protection principles
  • Anchorages
  • Body support devices
  • Connecting components and devices
  • Life lines
  • Ladder-climbing systems

The hands-on portion of the training includes climbing to height using fall protection equipment, work positioning, anchorage connection and transfer between fall protection systems.

Notes

  • Successful completion requires that participants be able to climb to a height of approximately four metres.
  • Participants who are late may be refused admission.

Equipment Listing

  • CSA Approved hard hat with chin strap
  • CSA Approved safety glasses
  • Seasonal leather/cold weather gloves

Completion

Upon successful completion of the prescribed practical skills and written exam, participants are issued an industry standard Certificate of Completion.

Forklift Training

The safe operation of forklifts is critical in protecting operators and other workers. The course provides participants a general understanding of the safe and efficient operation of an industrial powered fork truck. The course stresses the importance of Occupational Health and Safety as it relates to lift truck training; teaches the components and weight, stability, and speed characteristics of lift trucks; teaches about safe handling of the fuels and batteries used in lift trucks; teaches the safe operating techniques of a lift truck, and teaches how to perform a daily maintenance and safety check on a truck.

Customized training and flexible dates can be arranged for industry clients.

Gas Detection

Participants learn about various detection monitors and their limitations, as well as about principles of gasses and the various elements involved in gas testing. The proper testing techniques are also covered, and students perform function tests, using a number of monitors.

The course includes a final exam and a certificate of completion.

Global Ground Disturbance, Level I and II

This is GLOBAL's program, which is user friendly, with quality content that is technically accurate and industry recognized. This edition of Ground Disturbance training reflects the current standards of the OHS code, AEUB Pipeline Regulations, National Energy Board requirements and IRP-17.

In the Ground Disturbance course you will learn...

  • About a certificate of title
  • What a Ground Disturbance is, why it happens and the consequences of those actions
  • How to recognize company markers and visible indicators
  • About notification and giving notification
  • Understanding plot plans, line locating, marking colours, and the right-of-way
  • How to conduct pre-job safety meetings
  • Understanding exposure and hand exposure techniques
  • All about inspections
  • What an underground facility is and what a contact is
  • What regulations apply to Ground Disturbance
  • The six steps of Ground Disturbance: Pre-Job Planning, Searching the Area, Notification, Locating and Marking, Exposure, and Inspection
  • How to effectively understand written external and internal approvals
  • How to search the area - including sourcing for the search and conducting the search

The Ground Disturbance course includes lessons, quizzes, a final exam, and a certificate of completion.

H2S Alive

This one-day course is intended for all workers in the petroleum industry who could be exposed to hydrogen sulphide (HsS). the primary focus is to help people work safely in and around H2S environments. The course covers the physical properties and health hazards of H2S, how to protect oneself and basic rescue techniques. Each participant is required to operate a self-contained breathing apparatus and perform rescue lift and drag exercises.

The course includes a final exam and a certificate of completion.

Hazard Assessment

The hazard assessment course provides and overview of the responsibilities of employers and workers to create and maintain a safe work environment.

Topics include the following:

  • Costs of workplace accidents
  • Regulations that require organizations to ensure safe worksites
  • Due diligence concepts
  • How to identify safety hazards, health hazards, and unsafe behaviors
  • How to implement hazard controls
  • Information on safety management programs
  • How to identify safety critical tasks
  • Site assessments

The course includes a final exam and a certificate of completion.

Petroleum Safety Training (PST) 

This comprehensive program includes a WHMIS certificate as well as specialized lessons in four sectors of the oil industry. Learners need only take one of the optional lessons which pertains to their sector. PST meets all of the requirements of IRP Vol.16 - Basic Industry Safety Orientation.

Nine Standard Lessons and Four Industry Specific Optional Lessons

  • Regulations
  • WHMIS
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hazard Recognition and Control
  • Common Workplace Hazards & Control
  • Oil & Gas Industry Hazards & Control
  • Gas Hazards & Control Measures
  • Exploration Hazards & Control (Optional)
  • Rig Hazards & Control (Optional)
  • Oilfield Trucking Hazards & Control (Optional)
  • Production & Plant Hazards & Control (Optional)
  • Work Procedures
  • Safety Communications

The course includes lessons, a short competency test, and a certificate of completion.

 

Live Fire Training

The safe operation of portable fire extinguishers is your first line of defence in protecting your people and property in the event of a fire. This two-part program combines both theory and practical hands-on experience in the safe and effective use of fire extinguishers to provide confidence to employees in their use of fire extinguishers in the workplace. Fires start small and may be extinguished by well-trained, knowledgeable employees using the proper equipment.

The course includes a final exam and a certificate of completion.

Lockout/Tagout

This course has been designed to provide information to employers and employees about what lockout and tagout refer to, the general requirements for lockout and tagout devices during servicing and maintenance of machines or equipment, the purpose of lockout and tagout procedures and energy control programs, and the need for effective employee training and communication in the workplace.

The course includes a final exam and a certificate of completion.

Spill Awareness

The course covers the roles and responsibilities of a first responder for spill incidents: emergency response steps, MSDSs, TDG, spill reporting, incident command, decontamination, dyking and diverting, and personal protective equipment. The program helps to ensure employees respond to a spill incident safely and effectively.

The course includes a final exam and a certificate of completion.

TDG

You need TDG training if your job, in any way, comes into contact with dangerous goods. You may be a shipper, a receiver, a driver, a loader Cargo Handler, Lift Truck Operator, Dock Worker, Loader/Unloader, Receiver/Shipper, Towmotor Operator, Freight Handler, Warehouse Operator or Shipper.

In the TDG course you will learn...

  • How the government enforces TDG
  • The classification of hazardous products & substances
  • TDG regulations
  • All about creating shipping documents that comply with TDG regulations
  • Selecting correct means of containment for goods being shipped
  • Proper labeling of goods being shipped
  • Procedures to follow in the event of an emergency

The TDG course includes lessons, quizzes, a final exam, and an official certificate of completion.

WHMIS

In Canada, all employers are required by law to provide WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) instruction to all employees who work in contact with, or in proximity to, any materials defined as hazardous.

In the WHMIS course you will learn...

  • What WHMIS is and how it affects your job
  • How to identify controlled products in your work area
  • How to read the WHMIS labels
  • Where to find the Material Safety Data Sheets and how to use them
  • How to use, store, and handle controlled products more safely
  • How to get health and safety information about hazardous products
  • About working with chemical products and how they can affect you
  • How to use information on WHMIS labels and the Material Safety Data Sheets to protect yourself

The WHMIS course includes lessons, quizzes, a final exam, and an official certificate of completion.

Women's Self Defense

This 3 hour introductory self defense training course will cover elements from the NSI / Worden Defense System, Jeet Kune Do &  Bujinkan training - including both theory & hands on training components. We will cover striking, attack target points, escapes, counters, evasive techniques, along with utilizing 'tools' for defense.

Cost is $40 - Bring workout clothes, running shoes, water bottle, a sweatshirt or light jacket, and an open attitude for learning potential life preserving skill sets. Register by calling 403.528.3779 or online at www.safetyconnections.ca.

*Note this is an introductory class and further continued training in the martial and combative arts is always advised and recommended.

 

UTV/Side by Side Course

This course provides general safety, operation, inspection and maintenance practices for side-by-side use. Upon successful completion individuals will receive a Canada Safety Council Certificate through the Alberta Safety Council.

The UTV Operators is a one-day program designed to train the operator in the safe and efficient use of a Side by Side vehicle. The course includes both theory and practical training, with major emphasis on operational skills. The Side by Side student courses are nationally recognized programs developed by the Canada Safety Council, for the benefit of both industrial and recreational UTV operators.

You will be registered with the Canada Safety Council and receive your certificate and registration number. Topics include operator responsibilities, safety equipment, inspection and maintenance. Not only will you enjoy the day, but you will build confidence in your own riding ability and the ability to handle your machine.

The course identifies the responsibilities of a side by side operator as governed by the Alberta Government Occupational Health and Safety Code (Part 19), Traffic Safety Act, Off-Highway Vehicle Regulation. Completion of this course has become mandatory in many major companies for employees and sub-contracted personnel who use a Side by Side on the job site.

Content

  • Learn the basic maintenance and useful tips for your Side by Side, including Personal Protective Equipment
  • Learn to recognize hazards and reduce risks when riding. Provincial/Municipal road requirements along with Traffic Safety Act Laws
  • Open discussion
  • Safe riding practices and strageties, pre-ride inspections, traversing, turns, loading and transporting, carrying heavy loads
  • The lessons include starting and stopping, quick turns, hill riding, emergency stopping and swerving, and riding over obstacles.

The course is 8 hours in length.

Target Group/Participants

Oil and gas employees, foresters, emergency medical technicians, adventure travel companies, seismic and survey crews, ranchers, police and recreational users. Which means our instructors can bring the course to you and your site.

Note: Students must provide their own vehicle and PPE.

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PCST

The Pipeline Construction Safety Training (PCST) course has been developed to respond to worksite health and safety issues and provides a basic standard of awareness for all facets of pipeline construction.

Objectives

This course will provide workers with the tools to help them:

  • Build skills to recognize hazards
  • Learn how to assess hazards
  • Learn how to control hazards
  • Learn how to operate a vehicle safely
  • Learn how to operate equipment safely
  • Learn how to respond to emergencies

The PCST course was developed with pipeline construction workers and contractors as well as safety experts across Canada. It deals with the following safety topics in 13 separate lessons.

  1. Work Preparation
  2. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); Review and Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) Review
  3. Hazard Recognition and Control
  4. Front End Operational Hazards and Controls
  5. Rigging and Hoisting Hazards and Controls
  6. Pipe Hazards and Controls
  7. Pipe Assembly and Coating Hazards and Controls
  8. Specialized Work Hazards and Controls
  9. Environmental Hazards and Controls
  10. Back End Operational Hazards and Controls
  11. Vehicle Operation
  12. Equipment Operation
  13. Emergency Response

The PCST course includes lessons, a short competency test, and a certificate of completion.