Safety, First Aid & Equipment Training

We offer both in office and onsite classes. Please call the office if you would like to discuss onsite training options.

AERIAL WORK PLATFORM / ELEVATED WORK PLATFORM / SCISSOR LIFT COMBO COURSE
$200

This course provides students a basic understanding of elevated work platform operation, including the following:

  • Legislation and standards as pertaining to elevated work platforms

  • Recent statistical information, workplace incidents, and the requirement for training

  • Elements of pre-work planning, including hazard assessment, elimination and controls

  • Conducting a pre-use check and visual inspection

  • Employer and worker responsibilities

  • Load limitations and calculations

  • Machine specific features

  • PPE

  • Stability

  • Working from heights

  • Platform types

  • System components

  • Safely operating an elevated work platform in the field
     

Fall Protection training is a pre-requisite for this training.

CERTIFICATION

The course requires valid fall protection certification as a pre-requisite. Multiple platforms are available for the practical section of training.

AIR BRAKES
$210

Our air brake training program meets all Alberta Transportation requirements for individuals to obtain their “Q” endorsement. Topics covered include braking fundamentals, fundamentals of compressed air, vehicle braking systems, tactics for air system failure, mode diagnosis, troubleshooting, brake adjustments/inspections (theory and hands-on).
 

This inclusive course incorporates description, operation and service elements associated with dual air brake systems:
-brake fundamentals
-air brake system
-supply circuit
-service circuits
-park brake circuit
-tractor/trailer circuits
-system failures
-foundation brakes
-driving tips
-vehicle inspections
 

To preview the Air Brakes manual and all components covered, see here: AirBrakes

Practical component is comprised of demonstration of the in-cab air/air brake inspection. Students will have two practice sessions then be tested on the air brake inspection process. Maximum time for the exam is 15 minutes; passing grade is 80%.
 

This course will also provide motorhome operators with the required air brakes certification.


 

CERTIFICATION
After completion of the course and practical exam, students will be required to complete a written exam at an Alberta Registry Office before being able to apply the certification to their license. Fees associated with this exam are set by and paid to the registry at the time of testing (approximately $20). Air Brakes course fee is $210, payable at time of registration.
 

Classroom/practical portion is approximately 10 hours.

AIR BRAKES REFRESHER COURSE
 

Want a refresher because you have taken the course already or want to sit it again before taking the knowledge exam? We can register you in a session - no practical exam necessary. Fee is $75, payable at time of registration. All registrations for this option must be done by phone. Bring your book with you or purchase a new one for $20. Call 403-528-3779 if you would like to register for this option.

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CONFINED SPACE ENTRY (LEVEL II)
$150

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

 

CERTIFICATION

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 (OSSA) | MI Safety
$175

 

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

  • Testing of hazardous atmospheres, using gas detection monitors, Rae and Draeger tube type detector pumps

  • Completion of documents needed for pre-entry.

  • Mock entry, evacuation and rescue from a confined space
     

CERTIFICATION

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

This Confined Space course is the OSSA (MI Safety) course and has a 3-year certification period.

DEFENSIVE DRIVING/PROFESSIONAL DRIVER IMPROVEMENT
$125

 

Defensive Driving (DDC)

This is a 6.5 hour Alberta Transportation approved Defensive Driving Course designed for those who drive personal vehicles. Participants who score at least 80% on the written multiple-choice exam will be eligible for a 3 demerit reduction on their driver’s license. Students learn the latest in Defensive Driving theory where good driving habits and behaviors are reinforced.
 

This course is also available in an on-line format.

 


 

Professional Driver Improvement Course (PDIC)

This course is designed for the Professional Driver and is approved by Alberta Transportation. This course is appropriate as a refresher course for senior drivers or a skill building course for less experienced drivers. This program includes instruction using a combination of textbooks, PowerPoint, and videos.
 

The course deals with the following topics, among others:

  • Defining Defensive Driving

  • FSI SAFER™ approach to driving

  • Developing a Positive Approach

  • Dealing with Adverse Conditions

  • Understanding Collisions

  • Driver Fatigue
     

Students who successfully complete the course and score 80% or higher on the 40-question multiple choice exam will be eligible to submit the course completion document to a license centre to deduct 3 demerits from their license (provided they have 2 – 14 demerits on their license). The course may be completed every two years.
 

CERTIFICATION

This is a classroom-based course, and to qualify for the demerit reduction, the registrant must pass an exam at the end of the class.

FALL PROTECTION

 

Fall Protection (1/2 day)
$140


This 1/2 day 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.
 

CERTIFICATION

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

Fall Protection (full-day course: Energy Safety Canada - replaces OSSA)
$175


Energy Safety Canada’s full-day fall protection course is designed for workers who need basic fall protection training to work in areas with potential fall hazards. This course replaces the former OSSA-approved Fall Protection training courses.
 

Note: While this basic course can be used as part of a worker’s competency assessment, the employer must designate a worker as a “competent person” based on the specific tasks assigned.
 

The course covers the following topics:

  • Fall protection concepts

  • Legislation and regulations

  • Safety measures and best practices

  • Identifying and assessing fall hazards

  • Fall arrest systems and equipment

  • Protection planning

  • Effects of a fall and fall rescue planning
     

Participants will engage in hands-on training activities, including inspecting, fitting, adjusting and connecting fall protection systems and components.
 

CERTIFICATION

Upon course completion, students will have the ability to assess and evaluate fall arrest systems, and to develop and implement fall protection plans. Workers will be issued a certification card at the end of the course valid for 3 years.

FATIGUE MANAGEMENT
$75

 

Our fatigue management program (approximately 2.5 hours) is designed to inform professional drivers of the signs of driver fatigue, the responsibilities of the driver and employer, and the methods by which a driver can manage fatigue. In addition to discussing what fatigue is, the circadian rhythm, and myths related to fatigue management, participants are encouraged to examine their personal lifestyles and consider changes to ensure they are ready and able to work.
 

CERTIFICATION

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

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS - THEORY PORTION ONLY
$75

 

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 course presents the theory of 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.
 

Please see Live Fire Training if you require hands-on experience in extinguishing fires.
 

CERTIFICATION

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

 



 

LIVE FIRE TRAINING
$175

 

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.
 

CERTIFICATION

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

FIRST AID COURSES - Canadian Red Cross

 

STANDARD FIRST AID: $160


Comprehensive First Aid and CPR techniques for those who need training for work requirements, or who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies in the workplace or home. The course covers a variety of topics from basic (such as cardiovascular and breathing emergencies, CPR Level A, prevention of disease transmission) to in-depth topics, such as sudden medical conditions and injuries to the head and spine. Level C certification (adults, children and infants) is also available.
 

Course Content

  • Preparing to Respond

  • The EMS System

  • Check, Call, Care

  • Airway Emergencies

  • Breathing & Circulation Emergencies

  • First Aid for Respiratory & Cardiac Arrest

  • Wound Care

  • Head & Spine Injuries

  • Bone, Muscle & Joint Injuries

  • Sudden Medical Emergencies

  • Environmental Emergencies

  • Poisons

CERTIFICATION

  • Written Exam

  • 3-year certification in Emergency First Aid & CPR

  • Includes AED (Automated External Defibrillation) certification




     

 
STANDARD FIRST AID BLENDED DELIVERY OPTION: $130


Save in-class training time with the Blended Delivery Option. This option allows you to complete the theory portion of the course at home and online; then, you come in for a one-day session for review of the material, and to complete the knowledge exam and skills testing. The online portion must be completed in advance and the certificate of completion shown at the time of the in-class session.

 

 


 

 
EMERGENCY FIRST AID: $130


First Aid and CPR techniques taught in an interactive environment for individuals who want an overview of First Aid and CPR for the workplace or home. The course covers skills needed to recognize, prevent and respond to cardiovascular emergencies for Adults, CPR Level A, and other topics such as choking, airway and breathing emergencies, and prevention of disease transmission.
 

COURSE CONTENT

  • Preparing to Respond

  • The EMS System

  • Check, Call, Care

  • Airway Emergencies

  • Breathing and Circulation Emergencies

  • First Aid for Respiratory and Cardiac Arrest

  • Wound Care
     

CERTIFICATION

  • Written Exam

  • 3-year certification in Emergency First Aid & CPR

  • Includes AED (Automated External Defibrillation) certification




     

 
FIRST AID RECERTIFICATION: $130


If your certificate has not expired, you may take a one-day recertification course. You will be updated on new protocols, have a skills assessment exam, and complete a written exam.
 

CERTIFICATION

  • 3-year certification in Standard First Aid & CPR

  • Includes AED (Automated External Defibrillation) certification

  • Student must present a valid certificate to the instructor




     

 
STANDARD FIRST AID BLENDED RECERTIFICATION DELIVERY OPTION: $100


Save in-class training time with the Blended Delivery Option. This option allows you to complete the theory portion of the course at home and online; then, you come in for a half-day session for review of the material, and to complete the knowledge exam and skills testing. The online portion must be completed in advance and the certificate of completion shown at the time of the in-class session.

 

 



 


FIRST AID BC ENDORSEMENT: $25
 

WorkSafeBC has authorized certain agencies in Alberta to offer Out of Jurisdiction certifications acceptable to WorkSafeBC and certify attendants who fulfill certain requirements.
 

If you hold a valid first aid certificate from a regulatory authority in Canada, you can be issued a certificate that WorkSafeBC will recognize. You must:

  1. Present photo ID and the first aid certificate you earned outside B.C.

  2. Complete an application form and the applicable jurisprudence package.

  3. Review B.C.’s health and safety regulation.
     

CERTIFICATION

Your BC Endorsement will be dated the same as the certification you earned outside B.C. and will be issued immediately.

Call the office to arrange for this endorsement: 403-528-3779

FORKLIFT TRAINING
$200

 

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.
 

CERTIFICATION

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

GROUND DISTURBANCE LEVEL I AND LEVEL II
$175

 

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 colors, 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
     

CERTIFICATION

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

H2S Alive!
$175

 

This course is intended for all workers in the petroleum industry who could be exposed to hydrogen sulfide (H2S). The primary focus is to help people work safely in and around H2S environments. This 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
 

CERTIFICATION

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

You MUST bring valid photo ID to the course.

HEART AND STROKE CPR (BLS) Classroom
Full Course: $105
Recert: $95

 

This course is for those requiring the HCP level of CPR. The full course is for those without a current HCP level certification. To qualify for the recertification course, your HCP certification must be current, or you must present completion certification of the online pre-requisite challenge course offered through Heart and Stroke.

 

BLS HCP CPR Blended Learning Courses: $105

Register for one of BLS Blended 120, 90, or 60. Instructors will provide students with a redemption key to unlock the online component and will verify location, date, time of the in-classroom component. After successfully completing the BLS Blended – Online Component, students will automatically receive a receipt called the ‘BLS Blended Class Pass’. The Class Pass allows entry to the BLS Blended – In-classroom Component when presented to the course instructor.

The in-classroom options are:

  • BLS Blended 120 (120 minutes):  Designed for first time BLS learners and/or those who do not use their BLS skills on a regular basis. BLS Blended 120 emphasizes the individual elements that make up core BLS skills and offers comprehensive practice before hands-on skills tests.

  • BLS Blended 90 (90 minutes): Designed for students who are confident in their understanding and practice of BLS skills, but want to review and practice before hands-on skills tests.

  • BLS Blended 60 (60 Minutes): Designed for experienced, highly-proficient BLS providers who regularly use BLS skills in their practice. Where available, BLS Blended 60 offers hands-on testing with very minimal practice. Restrictions on course availability and approvals apply.

    This course is also available in an on-line format for $30: call to register: 403-528-3779

HOURS OF SERVICE (LOG BOOKS)
$100


This course (approximately 4 hours) reviews the highlights of the Federal Hours of Service Regulations. It emphasizes such aspects as carrier and driver obligations, terminology, commonly asked questions and correct documentation.
 

Specialized Hours of Service sessions can be delivered for companies operating under an Oilfield Exemption Permit.
 

Our Hours of Service (log books) workshop provides commercial vehicle drivers and motor carriers with the knowledge needed to properly fill out a driver’s daily log, to stay within the regulated hours of service, to perform thorough pre-trip inspections, and to complete all associated forms.
 

CERTIFICATION

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

LOAD SECUREMENT
$75

 

Our load securement workshop (approximately 2.5 hours) covers all particulars associated with the North American Cargo Securement Standard. These include the fundamentals of load securement, general cargo securement regulations such as the securement system, containing, immobilizing and securing cargo, and inspection requirements.
 

CERTIFICATION

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

OILFIELD DRIVER AWARENESS (ODA)
$200

 

Designed by Energy Safety Canada, the Oilfield Driver Improvement (approximately 7 hours) training course’s purpose is to provide a petroleum industry training standard for workers engaged in oil field driving and transportation. ODA is intended for oilfield truck drivers operating vehicles 4500 kg GVW and over. Topics include Professional driving attitude, regulations, and policies, National Safety Code requirements, proper vehicle inspection, securing loads, off-highway driving techniques, and road conditions and hazards.
 

CERTIFICATION

Following successful completion of this course, you will receive an Energy Safety Canada training certificate
(valid for three years) and an Alberta Transportation “Record of Driver Education”.

 

NOTE: Successful course completion qualifies you for a one-time reduction of up to three demerits points
rom your Alberta driver’s license, within two years of the course date.

 

You MUST bring photo ID to the course.

SKID STEER
$200


This training course for Skid Steers will help employers and operators complete OHS-compliant operator safety training and properly record it. This course provides an introduction to the equipment, a section on anatomy, maintenance and inspections, hazards, safe operation, basic trenching, and more.
 

An OHS-Compliant Training Class Online for Skid Steers (Rubber-Tired, Track Loaders, Multi-Terrain Loaders), this course satisfies OHS’s requirements for the classroom portion of operator safety training.
 

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

CERTIFICATION

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

TELEHANDLER / ZOOM BOOM
$200


This course provides students a basic understanding of telehandler operation, maintenance, and load handling. It will also cover relevant federal and provincial legislative requirements applicable to the workplace:

  • Safety awareness: pinch points, pedestrian awareness, mounting and dismounting, weather conditions and emergency exit procedures

  • Components:  telescopic boom, ROPS and FOPS, switches, levers, boom, outrigger controls and steering options

  • Pre-use inspection: wheels and tires, lighting, mirrors and wipers, engine compartment and function test

  • Operation: stability, use of boom and outriggers, capacity charts, frame leveling, load shifts, overhead power
    lines, start up and shut down procedures

     

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

CERTIFICATION

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

TDG
$125


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

 

CERTIFICATION

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

This course is also available in an online format for $40; call to register: 403-528-3779
WHMIS
$125


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
     

CERTIFICATION

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

This course is also available in an on-line format for $30: call to register: 403-528-3779

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