Oilfield & Construction Skilled Labourer Course Descriptions

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Want to know what classes you will  be taking?  Below are the Oilfield & Construction Skilled Labourer Course Descriptions.

Construction Safety Training Systems (CSTS)

Construction Safety Training Systems is a general construction safety awareness program for workers in the construction industry. This course is delivered in conjunction with the Alberta Construction Safety Association and gives a general overview of various health and safety topics and is a pre-entry requirement for many construction industry work sites.

Flag Person (Alberta Flagger) Training

This course is designed for individuals who are involved in day-to-day operations where workers and the general public are exposed to traffic hazards created by vehicles and/or equipment. Safety precautions must be implemented for the protection of personnel who come into contact with the construction zone. This course provides information about standardized flagger procedures in the construction industry in Alberta.

Traffic Control Person (TCP) Training

Completion of Traffic Control Person TCP – Flagger Training gives you an accreditation card from the Nova Scotia Dept. of Transportation and Public works.

Ground Disturbance Level 201 Supervisory Course

This course is a comprehensive guide to Ground Disturbance and meets the requirements for Level 201 (Supervisor Level). It is designed for anyone who may be required to undertake ground disturbance or work in proximity to a ground disturbance in Canada. You will be able to develop, plan and implement any kind of ground disturbance in a safe and effective manner.

Hoisting and Rigging Training

Hoisting and Rigging Training gives you the industry recognized instruction, training, and certification you need for rigging loads and crane signaling.

Forklift Operator Safety Training

This course will provide the knowledge required for the safe operation of “lift trucks” in compliance with CSA standard B335-15. During the hands-on portion of their training, you will have the opportunity to operate a forklift and will demonstrate the knowledge and the understanding of the inherent hazards while operating a lift truck.

Skid Steer Operator Safety Training

Our Skid Steer Operator Training is essential for anyone who operates a skid loader, skid-steer loader, or skid steer. From earth moving on a building site to landscaping a park to cleaning stalls in a barn, skid-steers can be found helping operators get the job done.

Field Level Risk Assessment (FLRA) Training

This training provides instruction in methods to identify, assess and control hazardous acts and conditions in the workplace. Train to avoid injury to people, harm to the environment, damage to equipment and materials, loss of process, or harm to reputation.

Confined Space (NS) Training

Confined Space Training trains you to effectively serve as a confined space entrant and attendant by instructing you in safe procedures for permitting, entry and safe monitoring.

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Occupational Health & Safety Act, OH&S (NS) Training

You will review relevant elements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act while discussing the standards that should be followed for creating a safe and healthy work environment.

Fall Protection (NS) Training
Fall Protection Training will enable you to effectively use fall protection systems, including fall arrest and fall restraint. Train to manage the risks of working at heights and assess and control hazards related to working at heights with our Fall Protection Training Course.

H2S Alive (Enform) 

This course is intended for workers who could be exposed to hydrogen sulfide gas (H2S). The primary focus is to provide generic H2S course content to help workers 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. You will be required to operate a self-contained breathing apparatus and a detector tube device, and to perform rescue lift and drag exercises. METI is an Enform Authorized Training Provider.

Petroleum Safety Training – PST Training Enform

PST Training provides you with the knowledge and facts to prepare you to safely work in the petroleum industry.

Gas Detection Training

By completing our Gas Detection Training Course you will be able to identify toxic gases and lower explosive limits in hazardous atmospheres and be able to safely and effectively use various types of gas detection monitors.

OSSA Basic Safety Orientation (BSO)

The objective of the OSSA Basic Safety Orientation (BSO) is to provide participants with a general awareness of critical safety initiatives found at participating OSSA Member work sites. Upon completion of the OSSA Basic Safety Orientation Program a worker will be able to present their credential to any of the Oil Sands Safety Association Owner Member sites (Albian Sands Energy Inc., Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., Suncor Energy Inc., and Syncrude Canada Ltd.) as proof of completing the required pre-site access orientation.

OSSA Confined Space Entry & Monitor Training

OSSA Confined Space Entry will inform you of the hazards associated with entering and working in confined spaces and prepare you to demonstrate methods of controlling associated hazards.

OSSA Fall Protection Training

The purpose of this course is to introduce the principles of fall prevention and protection, as well as types of fall protection systems available and the most appropriate use for each of them. The program also covers the requirements to comply with the current Alberta Occupational Health and Safety standards in fall protection.

OSSA Elevated Work Platform

This training program is designed to meet the needs of Aerial Platform Operators, regardless of brand. Maritime Environmental Training Institute is offering OSSA Elevated Work Platform through Canadian Industrial Construction Training.

Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) Training

This training is designed for anyone who works “under air”, for anyone who performs duties associated with Bottle Watch whether, within processing, manufacturing, construction or oil and gas, or for anyone who requires respiratory protective equipment training.

Oilfield & Construction Skilled Labourer Students receive Respiratory Protective Equipment Training – RPE Training – APR Training – SCBA/SABA/Bottle Watch Training.

OSSA Fire Watch (Spark Watch)

Fire watch professionals work in situations where welding, grinding, cutting or similar actions are performed, particularly in a location where more than a minor fire could break out. Fire watchers keep an eye out for smoldering fires.


Students who take our OSSA Fire Watch (Spark Watch) train with our fire extinguisher simulator. Click here or on the picture of one of our instructors demonstrating our fire simulator, to see CBC’s coverage of METI, “Virtual fires train oil patch workers for real danger”.

Pipeline Construction Safety Training (PCST)

Pipeline Construction Safety Training – PCST Training will prepare you to identify the hazards and mitigate the risks associated with performing work on pipeline projects. Having your Pipeline Construction Safety Training – PCST Training Ticket shows you are prepared for working in and around trenches, machinery, hazardous acts and hazardous conditions, suspended loads, wildlife and extreme climate.

Standard First Aid, Level C with CPR and AED Training

This course is designed to meet industry, business and government requirements, Standard level first aid is a modular course for those who want to learn more first aid skills. This is a two-day course that includes CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automated external defibrillator) training.

Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) Training

This course is of benefit to all individuals who are involved in the handling and transporting of dangerous goods and provides training on the proper procedures for the shipping of dangerous goods. Topics covered include Regulations and Procedures, Classification, Labels and Markings, Documentation, and Procedures for reporting leaks or accidents.

WHMIS GHS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System – Globally Harmonized Standard)

By taking METI’s GHS – WHMIS Training you will be able to distinguish many elements of the “old” WHMIS from the “new” WHMIS: when and how to use a material safety data sheet and a safety data sheet; the “old” symbols from the “new” pictograms; the “old” hazard classes from the “new” hazard classes; GHS hazard groupings and building block concept.

Basic Frame Scaffolding, Staging (User & Erector) Training

This training prepares and certifies you with the skills and knowledge to safely and effectively erect and use basic frame scaffold.


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Public Advisory: WorkplaceNL extends validity of certification safety training certificates (March 19, 2020)

St. John’s, NL – WorkplaceNL is extending the validity of certification safety training certificates as training courses may not be available during the COVID-19 pandemic. A worker’s safety training certificate that expired on or after February 28, 2020 will remain valid until June 30, 2020. The worker will then have to recertify by August 30, 2020.

Certificates for which extensions are granted are:
• Confined space entry
• Fall protection
• Mine rescue
• Power line hazards
• Traffic control person
• First-aid
• Occupational Health and Safety Committee Member/Representative/Designate
• Musculoskeletal injury prevention
• Supervisor safety

Employers and supervisors are required to continuously assess the competency of workers to ensure they work safely. If a worker’s competency is not satisfactory, employers and supervisors should take reasonable actions to mitigate the risk of unsafe work.

WorkplaceNL will provide another update if there are further changes. For more information, please contact OHS.Training@workplacenl.ca.
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Update from Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure – March 25, 2020

To help reduce the impact on workers currently certified as Traffic Control Person (TCP) or Temporary Workplace Signer (TWS), Nova Scotia Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (NSTIR, department) has introduced the following temporary measures:

• TCP/TWS certificates which have expired as of March 1, 2020, or in the near future, will remain valid until further notice. Workers are still required to have their certificates on them while performing TCP/TWS duties. They are not required to obtain a new certificate at this time

• Workers requiring a new certificate due to loss or damage, may contact trafficpermits@novascotia.ca to make arrangements until the original Certificate can be printed and mailed.

• The Department of Labour and Advanced Education has been notified of the expiry date extension and have agreed to the terms and will not be enforcing expiry dates (as stated above) at this time, but will require workers to have their recently expired certification on their person while performing TCP/TWS duties

• Workers who have never held TCP/TWS certification, will not be allowed to perform TCP/TWS duties until courses resume and they have successfully completed the appropriate TCP/TWS certification.
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Update from Energy Safety Canada – March 23, 2020

Energy Safety Canada has added to the list of certificate extensions and is granting extensions for the following courses:

•H2S Alive
•First Line Supervisor Blowout Prevention
•Second Line Supervisors Well Control
•Well Service Blowout Prevention
•Coiled Tubing Well Service Blowout Prevention
•Detection and Control
•Oilfield Driver Awareness
•OSSA Fall Protection
•OSSA Confined Space
•OSSA Elevated Work Platform

For these courses, any Certificate of Completion previously issued by Energy Safety Canada or the Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA), that has an expiry date between January 1, 2020 and September 1, 2020 will be deemed by Energy Safety Canada to have not expired and will remain valid up to and including September 1, 2020.

OSSA Certifications must bear the holographic OSSA security label and may be validated with the provider that issued the certificate.

Certificates will not be re-printed and no action is required to qualify for the extension. Worker profiles will be updated and can be verified using ESC’s online Certificate Validation tool.

Please visit EnergySafetyCanada.com for further information. You can also reach ESC at 1.800.667.5557
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