Safety Certified Labourer Course Descriptions

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Want to know what classes you will  be taking?  Below are the Safety Certified Labourer Course Descriptions

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.

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 (Energy Safety Canada)

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 ESC Authorized Training Provider.


Petroleum Safety Training – PST Training Energy Safety Canada

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.

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.

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.

Aerial Lift Operator Training

METI’s Aerial Lift Operator Training will prepare you to safely operate boom lifts in compliance with provincial and federal regulations. Train to safely operate Power Operated Mobile Work Platforms while identifying specific health and safety hazards associated with operating scissor lifts.

Basic Personal Protective Equipment

METI’s Basic Personal Protective Equipment – PPE Training trains you to safely and effectively use the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) for the task you will be performing. Whether you are a new or young worker, an experienced person in industry or in supervision or management, PPE Training benefits you because it provides training in contemporary standards for the safe use, maintenance and storage of a variety of PPE.

Basic Fire Safety Training

Basic Fire Safety Training prepares you to prevent fires by providing instruction on such topics as classification of fires, types of fire and fire behavior, types of extinguishers and uses, pre- se visual inspection of a fire extinguisher, extinguishing agents, proper sequence for extinguishing a fire, and successful completion of extinguishing a fire.

Hazardous Waste Worker Training

With Hazardous Waste Worker Training, you will be certified to work on hazardous waste remediation sites , while possessing the ability to recognize, evaluate and controlling site hazards. Hazardous Waste Worker Training satisfies all the criteria of the Environment Canada Contaminated Site Training Program, as well as exceeding Canadian Federal and Provincial requirements for contaminated site workers.

Substance Abuse Awareness & Prevention Substance

Abuse Awareness and Prevention Training discusses the use of alcohol and drugs and their effect on overall performance in the workplace. By taking our Substance Abuse Awareness and Prevention Training you will learn why a person’s ability to exercise judgment, coordination, motor control, concentration and alertness is affected at the workplace, it can lead to increased loss, such as injury or illness.  By taking Substance Abuse Awareness and Prevention Training you will also examine the effects of substance abuse as it translates into loss.

Trenching & Excavating Awareness Training

If you are working on a work site that has either trenches or excavations, you need METI’s Trenching & Excavating Awareness. Train to distinguish the characteristics and hazards that exist in trenches and excavations. Excavations have been described as any man-made cut, cavity, trench, or depression in the earth’s surface formed by earth removal. This can include excavations for anything from cellars to highways. A trench is defined as a narrow underground excavation that is deeper than it is wide. Our Trenching & Excavating Awareness will prepare you for work in and around trenches and excavations by providing you with instruction on soil testing, regulations, and industry standards and how to identify and control hazards.

Lockout Tagout (LOTO)

Lockout Tagout Training will prepare you to effectively Lockout and Tagout energy sources while working around machinery and equipment.

Hazard Assessment Training

Hazard Assessment Training prepares you to assess hazardous acts and conditions and to implement controls that help build safe and healthy workplaces. The hazard assessment and control process provides a consistent approach for employers and workers to identify and control hazards in the workplace. It allows everyone to focus their efforts in the right areas, and to develop worker training, inspections, emergency response plans, etc. specific to the hazards at their work sites.

Workplace Violence And Harassment Awareness & Prevention Training

Workplace Violence and Harassment Awareness and  Prevention Training helps you to identify and effectively deal with violence and/or harassment in the workplace. Many employers are just now realizing the significant impact undesirable behaviour such as violence and harassment can have in the workplace.  By taking METI’s Workplace Violence and Harassment Awareness and Prevention Training, you will identify harassing behaviors and effectively deal with the potential for violence in the workplace. Harassment at the workplace can take the form of sexual harassment, racial harassment, Personal harassment, bullying, harassment on grounds of sexual orientation, harassment of disabled people, age harassment, or stalking.  Our Workplace Violence & Harassment Awareness & Prevention Training covers all forms of such abusive behaviour.

Confined Space Rescue Training

METI’s Confined Space Rescue Training has been developed in accordance with NFPA standards and adheres to NS Occupational Safety General Regulations.  Training provides you with an interactive presentation of content and material based on the most recent industry practices. METI provides you with a hands-on, practical confined space rescue training application in our confined space training simulator.

Tool Safety Training

Our Hand Tool Safety Training instructs you on the characteristics of hand tools and power tools, the basic rules for all tools and power tool safety.  Training can benefit managers, supervisors and workers by training you in safe procedures for hand tools and powered hand tools.

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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Jamie Buist

I would like to thank METI for the great SAIA scaffold course they put on.  I was able to find work right here in Sydney thanks, METI.
Derek Gouthro – I just received a call from Kiewit (scaffolding).  Thank you,
everyone at M.E.T.I.!

Jamie Buist

Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

Chad Johnston – Nov 2018:

Hey folks just finishing up my scaffolding course great course to take all the
instructors great people! Big shout out to Gerard, Chris, uncle Harold, Paul, and Brian for making this experience a good one, excellent course folks high
recommend it!

Chad Johnston

Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

Jolene MacNeil – June 2016: 

As a recent graduate of the SAIA (Scaffold and Access Industry Association) Program (June, 2016) as well as the Environmental Health and Safety Program (fall, 2015).

I just wanted to thank all the dedicated staff at METI, especially Gerard Jessome, for passing along their infinite knowledge, skills and contacts during my training. With Gerard’s assistance, I was offered a position with Brock Canada Field Services immediately following the
completion of my course. As a “mature” female student who has never worked in the oil and gas industry, I believe this opportunity presented itself on the basis of the excellent training provided by METI, and the respect they have earned for producing well qualified graduates. Keep up the great work!

Jolene MacNeil

Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

Liam MacNeil – July 2018:

I’d like to thank everyone at METI for the great SAIA Pre-Employment program. Got a job with Redi-Energy on Suncor’s Fort Hills site before the course was even over!

Awesome program, everything we learned in class is being applied daily. Special thanks to Gerard Jessome for being a great instructor and helping me get a job.

Liam MacNeil

Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

Elmer Haan  – Sept 2017: 

Program Manager

METI has been providing excellent service, and reliable training for CLAC for many years. Their diverse course offerings, from ESC certifications to SAIA Pre-Employment and journeyperson scaffold training has proven to be extremely valuable to us. Our continued strong relationship with METI allows CLAC members to access training in Eastern Canada. METI instructors are knowledgeable and have shown a real passion for ensuring our members are trained to the highest industry standards. Brian Carrier reviewed METI Maritime Environmental Training Institute — 5 star May 11, 2018. I attended METI's courses and I am very satisfied with the training they gave me. I would like to thank my instructor Gerard Jessome providing me with quality training. I am now a 3rd year scaffolder soon to be journeyman.

METI has been with me every step of the way and has been instrumental in my success. Within 2 months of completing the program, I had found employment. Since then, I have had the opportunity to work for Quinn Construction at 28$ per hour. Then I worked for PCL as a second year for 36$ per hour. Then I became third year with a salary of 38,75$ per hour. I am now working for AEcom with an hourly rate of 36$. The drop-in wage aside, with my overtime hours, my income has remained the same.

Thanks to METI, I went from having a job to having a career I am proud of.

Elmer Haan

Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

Mark Callaghan – Sept 2017: 

Project Coordinator
Panels and Pipes Mechanical Services

We have developed a great relationship with METI and their Pre-Employment Scaffolding Program over the past five years. Numerous graduates have been employed by Panels and Pipes and are always very well prepared to begin their careers as Scaffolders. They are well trained, knowing and understanding the basics of scaffolding and how to construct it safely. Along with their SAIA Scaffolding accreditation and added safety certifications METI graduates are always on the top of our list when hiring new Scaffolders.

Mark Callaghan

Pre-Employment Scaffold Program

Keith MacIntyre

This program is hands down the best in the industry. The
training I received prepared me for just about every situation I ran into when I began working in the oil and gas industry in Alberta. I could answer questions without hesitation, and put my words into action. I worked from an entry level safety watch position to a team lead position in my first year, by the end of my third year in the oil patch I was an HSEQ Manager overseeing several sites.

Keith MacIntyre

Environmental Health Safety Technician

Leigh Blinkhorn – June 2017:

When I graduated from the EHST program in 2011, I immediately started work as a Health and Safety Advisor with Commissioning Group. From there, I worked with Kentz, MMR, and KFFT.

My employers were so impressed with the caliber of my training and the working knowledge that I possessed, that they funded further training for me (Tap Root investigation, etc.). I couldn’t ask for a better group of people to teach this program. Their support continued long after I left METI.

Leigh Blinkhorn

Environmental Health Safety Technician

Donna Lea Kehoe – Jan 2018:

In 2015 I had no job, no prospects and not very much self confidence, when I was told about METIs environmental tech. course by Jean Chisholm of Nova Scotia Works. I graduated in July 2015 with alot of tickets but no real idea of what to do with what I had. After many closed doors METI invited me to a job fair for Sulzer Chemtech. After working for them for the last 2 years, I got married in April, I just bought my very first new car and I hope to be in my own home sometime in the not to distant future. I loved my experience at METI & I love my job with Sulzer.

Thanks for the opportunity!

Donna Lea Kehoe

Environmental Health Safety Technician

Jay Budd – July 2018:

After fulfilling my Environmental Health and Safety Technicians Diploma in
February, I was recently hired on in Saint John, NB with a contracted company, working at the Irving Oil Refinery as a Safety Coordinator! They were very impressed with the number of courses I graduated with. They give you the hands- on experience and plenty of courses you need to get to where ever it is you may want to be! So grateful to have taken this course and highly recommend it to anyone who would like to get into the Safety field!!

Thank you METI

Jay Budd

Environmental Health Safety Technician