Training

Saskatchewan

May 2021

June 2021

To register for training, or for any inquiries, please contact:
Jennifer Ross at jross@myparc.ca or 306-569-3840

NOTICE:  Members are required to notify the training department through written correspondence (text or email) if they wish to cancel their spot in a course they have signed up for.  Failure to cancel without a minimum 24 hours’ notice may result in a $50 fine.

Courses Offered

Aerial Lift / MEWP

The Aerial Lift curriculum addresses safety requirements when working with aerial lifts. This is a two day course which covers different types of aerial lifts, how they work and what tasks can be done with each type. It includes recognition of hazards that may be encountered on site when using an aerial lift and inspections of the machines and of the site that are required before using the lifts.

There is a practical portion of the course where the students have time operating a scissor lift and a boom lift.  Students are required to wear fall protection when using the equipment so must have a fall protection course as a prerequisite.

Prerequisite: Fall Protection

Content includes:
Regulations
Aerial lift safety
Scissor lifts
Self propelled boom-supported platforms
Manually propelled aerial work platforms

Construction Fall Protection

The Fall Protection course addresses safety requirements when working from an elevated area. It covers types of fall hazards, types of fall protection, hazards on industrial, commercial and residential sites. It includes fall hazards from stairs, ladders, scaffolds, and aerial lifts. There are numerous practical exercises.  Students must fit, wear and experience the use of harnesses.

Topics include (with corresponding WSH, OH&S and Ontario Regs and CSA standards, where applicable):

Fall Hazards – identification
Calculating Fall distance
Fall arresting devices
Anchors and anchorage points
Full body harness
Lifelines – vertical and horizontal
Rope grabs
Safety hooks
Shock Absorbers
Safety nets
Bottoming out
Impact forces
Inspection of fall arrest equipment
Swing fall hazards
Aerial devices and mobile equipment
Suspension Trauma
Protection from falling objects
Manufacturer designed usage of many fall protection items.
Fall protection plan
Control zones
Travel restraint

Confined Space

Confined Space is a two day course. There will also be demonstration and use of air monitors, supplied air breathing apparatus, self contained breathing apparatus, various half and full face respirators, air filtering and air supplied respirators. Students must demonstrate proper use and care of the above equipment in an uncontaminated atmosphere.

Content includes:
Regulations
Characteristics of confined spaces
Atmospheric conditions
Air monitoring
Ventilation
Lockout
Personal protection and communications equipment
Rescue and retrieval

Powered Industrial Truck Operator

The Powered Industrial Truck Operator curriculum addresses safety requirements when working with lift trucks. It covers types of lift trucks (forklift, telehandler), attachments, stability and lift truck safety. It includes recognition of hazards that may be encountered on site when using a powered industrial lift truck and inspections of the machine and site that are required before using the equipment.

Content includes:
Definition of a power industrial lift truck – forklifts, telehandlers
Different types of lift trucks
Attachments
Hand Signals
Stability of a forklift
Stability of a telehandler
Center of gravity for a load
Load charts
Fork lift parts
Telehandler parts
Operators manuals
Equipment inspections
General maintenance
Operator guide lines
Safety considerations (spotters)
Equipment Inspection
Practical Test

Skid Steer Operator

The Skid Steer Operator course introduces different configurations and types of Skid Steer loaders. It details safe operating procedures, responsibilities, inspections procedures, hazards, controls, attachments and components. Course includes hands-on practical and written evaluations.

Content includes:
Definition of a power industrial lift truck – forklifts, telehandlers
Different types of lift trucks
Attachments
Hand Signals
Stability of a forklift
Stability of a telehandler
Center of gravity for a load
Load charts
Fork lift parts
Telehandler parts
Operators manuals
Equipment inspections
General maintenance
Operator guide lines
Safety considerations (spotters)
Equipment Inspection
Practical Test

Shop Steward

This course provides guidance for members who agree to act in this important role.  It emphasizes, among other things, that the Shop Steward is the first line of assistance and information for the members.  It provides direction on the limits of a Steward’s authority and involvement in incidents, particularly in the gathering of information for the Business Representative.  And effective Shop Steward must also demonstrate proper union education on the job.

Materials that are covered in the course include:

  • FAS benefit packages
  • Collective Agreement
  • Copy of the CODC policy
  • UBC Constitution
  • Steward’s incident report
  • Harassment policy
  • Use of a ledger to record their daily interactions.

Achieving a positive and productive relationship between employee, employer, and union representative is the key to a successful job site.

Scaffold Inspection

The Scaffold Inspection curriculum addresses safety requirements when building scaffolds for other trades to do their work.  This inspection course covers what the definition of a scaffold is, along with the application for where scaffold is being used in commercial, residential, and industrial aspects, sills and load distribution, bracing, horizontal and vertical members and load ratings.  Students will get the chance to review the different components that are involved in building tube and clamp scaffold, system scaffold, frame scaffold, and swing stages.

This is an 8-hour course that includes CSA Z797-09, Saskatchewan OH&S regulations, videos and manufacturers specifications.  Using the manufacturers specifications the students calculate load ratings for different scenarios using different types and sizes of scaffolds.  Students get to  inspect some different scaffolds set up so they can apply the information that they were given.  It is recommended that the scaffolders that inspect scaffold should be 3rd year apprentice scaffolder or higher for they have spent time using the different scaffold systems in the field and they have a better understanding of how the scaffold systems work in different scenarios.

Other Courses Offered

Please see “Industry Partners” tab for more information.