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ONLINE COURSES: A - Z
AERIAL LIFT TRAINING
A comprehensive evaluation of many different hoisting mechanisms, this course will review how to safely operate an aerial lift, elevating work platforms, or self-propelled boom supported elevated work platforms.
* Printable certificate provided on program completion must be signed by a competent person verifying a hands-on practical evaluation performed in your place of employment.
COMMUNICATION, NEGOTIATION, CONFLICT RESOLUTION
Anyone who wants to improve their communication and leadership skills will benefit from this 4-hour course. Learn how to become more effective in the work you perform on the jobsite every day. By the end of this course, you will improve your written and verbal communication skills, your negotiating skills, as well as your conflict resolution abilities.
CONFINED SPACES SAFETY AWARENESS
This course will help you understand what you can do to keep yourself, your co-workers, and the environment you work in safe every day. Learn confined space entry procedures, including the rescue plan and evacuation plan, as well as retention of records, and your role and responsibility in post-entry inspections.
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ETHICS (Mandatory for GSC)
If you are a contractor, owner, project manager, supervisor or site leader, this course is for you! Created by the industry, for the industry, this course will help you navigate the ethical grey areas you face every day and understand ethics as it relates to the construction industry. New in January 2017: this course is mandatory for Gold Seal Certification.
This course is designed to teach owners, managers, supervisors and project managers about construction contracts and contract law. Course material also covers topics including: liabilities and responsibilities of all parties to a contract, compiling and submitting proper extras and claims, ways and means for leaders to avoid conflict with contracts, owners, trades and labour.
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
What's in your project management tool box? Designed for anyone in the construction industry who is interested in increasing their project management knowledge, by the end of this 4-hour course, you'll be more informed about procurement, project risk, and change processes. Course material applies across construction sectors - residential, industrial, commercial, institutional, and civil.
CONSTRUCTION SAFETY TRAINING SYSTEM (CSTS-09)
CSTS-09 is a comprehensive general safety awareness program for workers in the construction industry. Consisting of 15 modules of self-paced material, course content includes WHMIS and Fall Protection training, as well as instruction in Defensive Driving, PPE, a variety of worksite equipment, and much more! Click to learn more and register through the British Columbia Construction Safety Association (BCCSA).
This course will provide you with an understanding how repetitive actions and poorly designed work areas can contribute to musculoskeletal disorders, Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), Repetitive Motion Disorder (RMD), and other health issues. Learn how office ergonomics, ergonomic design, and workplace ergonomics can be used to create a more conducive working environment to human health.
FALL PROTECTION TRAINING
If fall hazards exist in your workplace, this course will help you protect yourself and practice fall protection safety using Travel Restraint Systems, roof fall protection, safety nets, a fall protection harness, and much more. Fall Arrest and Fall Protection programs are both covered and learning modules consist of voice-overs, videos and interactive slides to help engagement.
Because fires can be so dangerous and destructive, one of the most dangerous workplace hazards is a fire outbreak. This online course will teach you invaluable solutions, fire prevention standards, emergency evacuation information, and fire safety regulations. Learn how to act in the event of a fire, lower the risk of fire, plan an emergency evacuation, and develop a fire safety plan.
FIRST LEVEL SUPERVISOR TRAINING PROGRAM
Designed for new and developing leaders in any sector of the construction industry, this comprehensive course will introduce you to the fundamentals of supervising and leading a team. This 14-hour, self-paced course will teach you how to effectively motivate your crew and become a more confident leader.
This course will teach you how to perform adequate pre-operational checks, learn the CSA Standard B335-94, understand the stability triangle, and how to keep yourself and your co-workers safe while operating a Forklift.
HYDROGEN SULPHIDE H2S TRAINING
Even in minute levels, inhalation of Hydrogen Sulphide gas will result in serious psychological and physical effects. This course will teach you safety measures including the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Printable certificate provided on program completion must be signed by a competent person verifying a hands-on practical evaluation performed in your place of employment.
INCIDENT INVESTIGATION TRAINING
On-site accidents happen every day causing serious injuries and disruption of productivity as well as cutting into business profits. In this course, managers and supervisors will learn the correct way to respond to an incident report, how to complete an accident form, and how to use this information to prevent accidents from occurring in the future.
INTRODUCTION TO BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING (BIM)
This course provides an overview of BIM and will increase your knowledge and awareness of BIM and its applications throughout the various phases of a construction project. You will see how it fits into the construction workflow, and learn the BIM philosophy in design, bidding, construction, commissioning, delivery and as-built stages of construction.
INTRODUCTION TO CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING
To ensure project success, contractors must be able to provide accurate and professional estimates of costing and materials. This online training course will help you understand the importance of estimates as one of the key first steps in any construction job.
JOINT HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE (JHSC) TRAINING - BC
This course will provide you with the knowledge required to help develop, implement, and monitor workplace health and safety programs. You will learn how a JHSC and an employer can work together, and that by viewing health and safety concerns from different viewpoints, cooperation between the two ensures that everything possible is done to protect workers.
Anyone who uses ladders – even short step ladders - throughout the course of their work day can benefit from ladder safety training. Learn how to safely use a variety of ladders in your workplace as well as how to identify defective equipment. A wide range of ladder types and styles will be reviewed including trestle ladders, wooden ladders, and access ladders.
LOCKOUT TAGOUT TRAINING
Lockout procedure is critical for employers, managers, supervisors, maintenance professionals, and other workers who work with and around high voltage machinery. Proper lockout procedure, group lockout processes, use of tags, and energy control will help to reduce the likelihood of serious electrical injuries occurring on the job.
MANAGER & SUPERVISOR DUE DILIGENCE TRAINING
Learn the responsibilities of managers and supervisors to ensure the protection of all workplace parties. This course will teach you the critical elements of a strong health and safety program and both the obligations and potential liabilities that owners, managers, and supervisors have for workplace safety.
MANUAL MATERIAL HANDLING (MMH)
Anyone who must lift or move heavy, cumbersome, or other potential risk-causing items during daily work tasks can benefit from MMH training. Did you know that 25% of all workers can expect to experience some form of injury because of incorrect manual material handling? This course will help you understand and implement some of the accepted strategies for reducing occupational injuries.
PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION SAFETY TRAINING
This course has been designed by the construction industry to address health and safety issues specific to pipeline construction in the oil and gas industry. Construction safety is something that the pipeline construction industry takes very seriously. This course is intended to familiarize you, the worker, with how to recognize, assess and control hazards on the work site.
TRANSPORTATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS (TDG)
Transporting dangerous goods is often just a part of the job, but there are federally and locally regulated guidelines that dictate how these goods must be transported. This course will teach you dangerous goods regulations, Emergency Response Plan guidelines, and much more. Printable certificate is only credible if validated by your current employer.
WHMIS has been updated! It is now called WHMIS 2015 and incorporates GHS (Globally Harmonized System). Any worker who comes into contact, or could possibly come into contact, with controlled substances or products or hazardous materials should take this course.
WORKPLACE INSPECTION TRAINING
If your workplace is experiencing loss through heightened risk, wasted time, or inefficiency, the culprit might be an ineffective Workplace Inspection process. This course will teach you how to create a checklist, generate an inspection report, and much more. Managers, supervisors, JHSC members, and Health and Safety representatives can all benefit from the materials provided in this course.
WORKPLACE VIOLENCE & HARASSMENT TRAINING
Workplace bullying or violence can occur anywhere and at any time. Having a workplace violence policy in place is critical when responding to an incident of this nature. Learn how to create a policy, as well as ensure that employers, managers, supervisors, and employees understand the rights of other workers and what constitutes acceptable and unacceptable behaviour.