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WFTR301 - Construction Safety Training Systems
Course Code:
WFTR 301

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

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 6
Lecture Hours: 6

Total Weeks:

This course is offered online:


Non-Course Pre-Requisites:


Rearticulation Submission:

Course Content:
Modules Include:
Lesson 1: The Law at Work
Lesson 2: Workplace Hazards
Lesson 3: Personal Protective Equipment
Lesson 4: Personal Physical Care
Lesson 5: Housekeeping
Lesson 6: Ladders and Scaffolding
Lesson 7: Machineery, Tools and Equipment
Lesson 8: Mobile Equipment
Lesson 9: Excavation and Trenching
Lesson 10: Emergency Response
Lesson 11: Working with Hazardous Materials
Lesson 12: 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 lifitng techniques
- Identify hazards associated with poor housekeeping, low-level falls
- Identify who is repsonsible 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:

Passing Grade:
70% per quiz

Grading Weight:
Quizzes and Tests: 100 %

Course Offered in Other Programs:

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

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