Classroom Training

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Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Train-the Trainer GHS – 0.5 Days

This course teaches the student the knowledge & skills to do site specific training on WHMIS as required by legislation. Effective January 1, 2016, this course is GHS compliant.

Course content includes:

  • WHMIS 2015 GHS
  • Saskatchewan legislation
  • Responsibilities of suppliers, employers and workers
  • Training tips
  • Worker education programs
  • Site specific WHMIS

After successful completion of the course, participants will receive teaching materials to conduct their own in-house training.

  • Student Manual
  • WHMIS exam and answer sheet
  • WHMIS 2015 Power Point

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Safety Excellence Leadership – 2 Days

Safety Excellence Leadership is one of the four required COR courses. This course will aid your supervisors in understanding their responsibilities and how to preform the tasks that are required from them.

Module 1 – Supervisors Role

  • Will aid your supervisors in defining their responsibilities as a safety leader within your company. Your supervisors need to be confident in their knowledge of the company’s safety program.

Module 2 – Training

  • Focuses on the supervisor’s responsibilities to provide their workers with competent training. The material is designed to help your supervisors understand what a proper training system should accomplish.

Module 3 – Inspections

  • Teaches supervisors how to do site inspections which is a key tool in identifying hazards before they cause injuries or property damage.

Module 4 – Investigations

  • This module will instruct your supervisors on when to perform investigations and the proper steps to follow while conducting an investigation. The module will give the supervisor the skills they will need to gather information, interview witnesses and to prepare a final report.

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Principles of Health & Safety Management – 1 Day

Principles of Health & Safety Management is one of the four required COR courses. This course is designed to help companies develop a safety management system. The course can provide owners and senior management with information on improving their company’s health and safety management system and creating a safety manual. Safety processes are discussed and students will leave with examples of safety policies and practices to make writing your safety manual easier.

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Safety Auditor Training (Temp) – 2 Days

Safety Auditor Training is one of the four required courses to start the process for obtaining COR ™ (Certificate of Recognition). Participants will learn the principals and practices of a Safety Management Program compliant to the guidelines of the HCSAS COR Safety Program requirements. Experienced auditors (HCSAS Safety Consultants) will guide you through the entire audit process, from initiating the audit to conducting the audit & audit follow-up. The course consists of classroom theory and practical group sessions.

The Safety Auditor Training (Temp) certificate will be valid for 6 months. Within 6 months, a Student Audit must be submitted to HCSAS in order to achieve full Auditor status. Once Auditor status is granted, the individual will need to conduct a yearly maintenance audit and attend an Auditor Refresher course every 3 years to maintain their Auditor status.

PRE-REQUISITES: Both valid Safety Excellence Leadership and Principles of Health & Safety Management courses must be completed prior to taking the Safety Auditor Training (Temp) course.

CERTIFICATION: Participants must achieve a minimum score of 80% on the written exam for course certification.

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Confined Space Entry – 0.5 Days

This course is designed for workers who are required to enter into confined spaces.

Course content includes:
• Identification of confined spaces
• Saskatchewan OH&S legislative standards
• Requirements for working in or around confined spaces
• Hazard assessment and control methods for confined spaces
• Review of atmospheric testing (includes the use of an Industrial Scientific monitor for training purposes only)
• Entry plan and permits
• Emergency response plans (ERP)

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Confined Space Entry & Rescue – 1 Day

This one-day course includes Confined Space Entry and is designed for workers who are required to be on standby for rescue purposes. If you have someone entering a confined space, you must have people monitoring and on standby in the event that a rescue is required.

*If the participant has taken HCSAS Confined Space Entry within the last six (6) months, you are able to register for the half day Confined Space Rescue portion of the course.

Confined Space Entry course contents include:

  • Identification of confined spaces
  • Saskatchewan OH&S legislated standards
  • Requirements for working in or around confined spaces
  • Hazard assessment and control methods for confined spaces
  • Review of atmospheric testing
  • Entry plan and permits
  • Emergency response plans (ERP)

Confined Space Rescue course content includes:

  • Saskatchewan OH&S legislated standards
  • Lifeline and harness requirements
  • Additional advantage of mechanical devices to lift/move casualties
  • Practice drags and carries
  • Practical exercise involves students developing an entry plan and practice task specific rescue

REQUIRED: All basic PPE will be required for the practical portion of the course. If your company is requesting a private course, please contact our office to discuss company specific rescues and materials needed for the rescues.

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Ground Disturbance

Ground Disturbance training provides awareness of what constitutes a ground disturbance, the legal requirements and industry best practice in order to ensure the overall safety of the personnel, facilities, equipment, environment and the public.

Level 1 – 0.5 Days
Designed for workers on the front lines that are directly involved in conducting the ground disturbance activity.

Course content includes:

  • What is a ground disturbance?
  • Review legislative requirements
  • Review industry best practices
  • What to do before project starts & why
  • What to do on site
  • Understanding the capabilities & limitation of line locators
  • How to work safely in trenches & excavations

Level 2 (includes Level 1) – 1 Day
Designed for Supervisors, owners & engineers that are at the planning stages of the activity.

Course content includes:

  • Importance of developing a ground disturbance company policy & what it should entail
  • Understanding crossing agreements and their content
  • What permits may be required and when
  • Importance of developing Safe Work Practices/Procedures
  • Emergency response required

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Fire Extinguisher Train-the-Trainer – 2 Days – This course is offered in Spring and Fall.

This course will equip the participant with tools necessary to teach the basic theory of fire extinguishers. Each participant will get hands-on practical experience with the four basic types of class B fires. Class A and foam demonstrations are also part of the practical portion. At the end of the course, each participant will receive resources that will enable them to teach the two-hour fire extinguisher course.

*Seats are limited for this course.*

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Hoisting and Rigging /Introduction to Hand Signals – 2 Days

Day 1: Hoisting and Rigging Safety

Day 2: Introduction to Hand Signals

This course is designed for workers who are required to lift or move heavy loads.

Course content includes:

  • Identify potential rigging hazards
  • Saskatchewan OH&S legislated standards
  • Employer, supervisor and worker responsibilities
  • Calculate load weights and limits
  • Identify fibre rope characteristics and signs of damage
  • Practice tying knots and hitches
  • Identify types of slings, hardware and proper sling configuration
  • Maintenance and inspection of rigging tools and devices
  • Introduction to crane components and capacity
  • Review international hand signal

This course has 2 written exams, international hand signals exam and multiple choice questions. Participants must achieve 100% on the international hand signal and an overall score of 80% for course certification.

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S.T.A.R.T. (Supervisor Training in Accident Reduction Techniques) – 1 Day

This course looks at a company’s safety culture, accountabilities to achieve better safety. Using techniques such as recognition and investigation of unsafe behaviour to move a company towards the road to zero incidents.

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Flag Person Instructor – 1 Day – This course runs in the Spring and Fall. No WINTER classes. 

This course is designed to train an experienced flag person how to train and evaluate their own staff on flagging procedures for Saskatchewan roadways. The individual will learn about flagging techniques, signs and equipment, and legal requirements for traffic control persons working in Saskatchewan work zones. Ensuring safety throughout work zones is critical for both the drivers and workers and is the number one priority.


Morning – Classroom theory.

Afternoon – Practical conducted outdoors, hi-vis PPE is required.

At the completion of this course, the individual will be able to administer in-house theory (classroom) and on-site training (practical evaluation).

PREREQUISITE: Must have valid Flag Person certificate prior to attending. Certification must be presented at time of registration for Flag Person Instructor.

There is a written exam which participants must achieve a minimum score of 80%. Flag Person Instructor certification is valid for five years.

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Powered Mobile Equipment (PME) Operator Evaluator – 1 Day – This course runs in the Spring and Fall. No WINTER classes. 

This course is designed to help experienced operators give proof of competency and document practical skills for operators within their companies. The course will teach the participant how to evaluate and teach operation of powered mobile equipment as per Saskatchewan legislation. It also helps experienced operators mentor new operators safely.

The course is divided into two sections:

  • Theory – Students will learn provincial regulations for powered mobile equipment, what the different legislation means, the need to meet manufacturer requirements and the evaluation processes as well as how to conduct testing.
  • Practical – Will consist of a hands-on component where students will evaluate operators and discuss safe operation techniques. This portion is designed to educate the students by giving hands on training on how to evaluate their equipment operators.

At the completion of this course, students will be provided with teaching materials and evaluation materials to assist in the evaluation and training of operators within their companies.

Prerequisite: Operators must have a minimum of 3 years heavy equipment operating experience. Persons attending without 3-years experience may attend the theory portion only, which allows them to only teach theory and will not be able to evaluate operators on equipment.

NOTE: This course is not intended to train individuals to operate heavy equipment.

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