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WFTR301 - Construction Safety Training Systems

Safety orientation training designed especially for construction workers including generic WHMIS education.


Hours: 6 (Seminars/Tutorials: 6)


Total Weeks: 1





Non-Course Prerequisites:






Course Content:
Modules Include:
- The Law at Work
- Workplace Hazards
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Personal Physical Care
- Housekeeping
- Ladders and Scaffolding
- Machinery, Tools and Equipment
- Mobile Equipment
- Excavation and Trenching
- Emergency Response
- Working with Hazardous Materials

- Environmental Factors


Learning Outcomes:
- Identify roles and responsibilities of Occupational Safety and Health in the construction workplace
- Report an incident or injury
- Define workplace accidents and incidents
- Define safe work practices and procedures
- Identify four major causes of workplace hazards
- Identify who is responsible for safety inspections
- Identify methods and measures used to control the four major workplace hazards
- Define Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and its purpose
- Identify when and how to use basic PPE items
- Identify dangers of loose or worn clothing
- Identify three basic methods of fall protections
- Identify different construction related respiratory hazards
- Identify situations when fall protection or respiratory equipment should be used
- Demonstrate proper lifting techniques
- Identify hazards associated with poor housekeeping, low-level falls
- Identify who is responsible for housekeeping
- Demonstrate how to safely deal with floor and wall openings
- Identify types of ladders
- Demonstrate how to setup and correctly use ladders
- Identify hazards associated with erecting ladders
- Identify risks associated with power activated tools and equipment
- Identify when lockouts and tag-outs are required
- Identify hazards associated with cleaning with compressed air
- Define air activated tools
- Identify hazards associated when working near traffic
- Identify the importance of correctly setting up signs and barricades
- Identify rigging and hoisting hazards
- Identify dangers of excavations
- Identify different methods of cane-in protection
- Define site emergency action plan
- Identify different types of fire extinguishers and their uses
- Define WHMIS
- Identify dangers associated with hazardous materials
- Identify and define hazard symbols

- Define basic spill response procedures


Grading System: Pass/Fail


Passing Grade: 70% per quiz


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Additional Comments:

Students must pass all 12 interactive quizzes to receive certification. Certificate issued by St. John's Ambulance.


Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.
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