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WFTR243 - Mine Induction Training
Course Code:
WFTR 243

Calendar Description:
This course provides an introduction to working in a mining environment. Participants will be oriented to the expectations and hazards of the workplace, important safety information, and to safe operating procedures of the work experience sponsor.

Date First Offered:


Total Hours: 10
Lecture Hours: 10

This course is offered online:


Non-Course Pre-Requisites:


Rearticulation Submission:

Course Content:
The content of induction training is specific to the employer or work experience sponsor but will usually include the following:

Human Resources department orientation and collection of employee personal information
Review of discrimination and harassment policies and procedures
Overview of mine safety
Review of personal protective equipment and high visibility clothing required to work on a mine site
Site rules
Incident reporting
Emergency contact information
Security check-in
Hearing conservation
Safe lifting procedures and safe handling of wheel chocks
Hazard analysis and mitigation
CSA in depth and overview of hard hat colours according to role on the mine site
incident assessment and related forms
Fire extinguisher use
Introduction to mine rescue
Occupational Health and Safety Committee and procedures, including emergency measures
Confined space procedures, and overview of hazards of dangerous gases
Winter hazards
Wildlife and bear awareness,
WHMIS and msds sheets,
Basic isolation, lock out and tag out
Risk assessment
SLAM: stop, look, assess, manage

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:

- Explain in brief the role of the human resources department
- Summarize the discrimination and harassment policies and reporting procedures of the employer
- Describe the significance and importance of personal protective equipment, high visibility clothing and the different hard hat colours used at the mine site
- Explain briefly incident reporting and assessment procedures
- Describe the role of the Occupational Health and Safety committee
- Describe the risks associated with confined spaces
- List several winter hazards
- Explain how to avoid a dangerous encounter with wildlife or bears
- List and describe the steps of SLAM
- Demonstrate safe lifting procedures
- Demonstrate correct use of hearing protection
- Demonstrate and/or describe safe fire extinguisher use
- Demonstrate how to use an msds sheet when handling potentially hazardous materials, and how to handle materials that are not correctly labelled
- Demonstrate how to lock out and tag out a piece of equipment and explain what to do if a unit is tagged out
- Demonstrate a responsible approach to workplace safety

Grading System:

Passing Grade:


Grading Weight:
Participation: 100 %

Nature of Participation:

Percentage of Individual Work:

Course Offered in Other Programs:

Additional Comments:
Students must attend 100% of induction training to pass this courseAdd Content...
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