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WorkSafeBC Bulletin – Ensuring adequate support for concrete block masonry walls during construction

Introducing a new bulletin: Ensuring adequate support for concrete block masonry walls during construction Concrete block masonry walls are common on construction sites throughout B.C. This bulletin examines the potential hazard of wall collapse without sufficient lateral support. It also discusses how owners, employers, and contractors can prevent masonry wall collapses.

Wheel Loader/Front-End Loader Operator Training

Wheel Loader/Front-End Loader Operator Training

Course Overview:

This training program is designed to provide wheel loader operators with a solid foundation in health and safety standards, preventative maintenance and proper procedures for safe operation. The course consists of classroom theory with a written component and practical, hands-on experience. Course content is delivered through a PowerPoint presentation and interactive discussion and reinforced through workbooks and supplementary handouts.

The Course Curriculum Covers:

  • Safety regulations & standards
  • Loader fundamentals orientation
  • Hazard identification
  • Preventative maintenance & procedures (pre-operational inspections)
  • Job safety analysis
  • Machine stability
  • Proper start up & shut down protocol
  • Steering & control
  • Safe load handling techniques

Provided by:
Leavitt Machinery

Course length:
8 hours

Class minimum/maximum:
Minimum: 4

Max: Experienced 8 / Novice 4 

Supervisors Safety Certificate Program:
elective course

EOCP CEU’s:
n/a

Price:
$1,950 per class in Lower Mainland;
$2,300 outside Lower Mainland

Post Session:
Wallet Card

Course Timeline:
re-certification is 3 years

Note

  • PPE Required
  • Organization required to provide equipment and are responsible for any related costs

Truck Mounted Crane Safety Training

Truck Mounted Crane Safety Training

Course Overview:

This training program is designed to provide Folding Boom Truck Crane and Stiff Boom Truck Crane operators with a solid foundation in health and safety standards, preventative maintenance and proper procedures for safe operation. The course consists of classroom theory with a written component and practical, hands-on experience. Content delivery will focus on applicable designation and can be customized to help maximize participant’s success with complying with initial crane assessments. Course content is delivered through a PowerPoint presentation and interactive discussion and reinforced throughworkbooks and supplementary handouts.

Please Note: In BC we are able to provide training on cranes with boom lengths less than 25 feet and capacities under 5 tonnes. In Alberta we are able to provide training on cranes with capacities under 8 tonnes. This training seminar does not provide you with BCACS or Fulford Harbour CraneSafe licensing.

The Course Curriculum Covers:

  • Safety regulations & standards
  • Truck mounted articulated crane fundamentals
  • Principles of balance, stability & capacity
  • Preventative maintenance & procedures (pre-operational inspections)
  • Safe operations (for applicable designation)
    • Folding boom truck crane
    • Stiff boom truck crane
  • Load control techniques
  • Rigging orientation

Provided by:
Leavitt Machinery

Course length:
8 hours

Class minimum/maximum:
Minimum:4

Max: Experienced 8 / Novice 4 

Supervisors Safety Certificate Program:
elective course

EOCP CEU’s:
n/a

Price:
$1,950 per class in Lower Mainland;
$2,300 outside Lower Mainland

Post Session:
Wallet Card

Course Timeline:
re-certification is 3 years

Note

  • PPE Required
  • Organization required to provide equipment and are responsible for any related costs

Telehandler/Variable Reach Forklift Operator Training

Telehandler/Variable Reach Forklift Operator Training

Course Overview:

This training program is designed to provide telehandler/variable reach forklift operators with a solid foundation in health and safety standards, preventative maintenance and proper procedures for safe operation. The course consists of classroom theory with a written component and practical, hands-on experience. Course content is delivered through a PowerPoint presentation and interactive discussion and reinforced through workbooks and supplementary handouts.

The Course Curriculum Covers:

  • Safety regulations & standards
  • Telehandler fundamentals
  • Field hazard identification
  • Preventative maintenance & procedures (pre-operational inspections)
  • Job safety analysis
  • Safe operation
  • Principle of balance & stability
  • Proper start up & shut down protocol
  • Operating on slopes
  • Safe load handling & techniques
  • Load charts

Provided by:
Leavitt Machinery

Course length:
8 hours

Class minimum/maximum:
Minimum: 4

Max: Experienced 10/ Novice 5 

Supervisors Safety Certificate Program:
elective course

EOCP CEU’s:
n/a

Price:
$1,950 per class in Lower Mainland;
$2,300 outside Lower Mainland

Post Session:
Wallet Card

Course Timeline:
re-certification is 3 years

Note

  • PPE Required
  • Organization required to provide equipment and are responsible for any related costs

Skid Steer Loader Operator Training

Skid Steer Loader Operator Training

Course Overview:

This training program is designed to provide skid steer loader operators with a solid foundation in health and safety standards, preventative maintenance and proper procedures for safe operation. The course consists of classroom theory with a written component and practical, hands-on experience. Course content is delivered through a PowerPoint presentation and interactive discussion and reinforced through workbooks and supplementary handouts.

The Course Curriculum Covers:

  • Safety regulations & standards
  • Skid steer loader fundamentals
  • Hazard identification
  • Preventative maintenance & procedures (pre-operational inspections)
  • Job safety analysis
  • Basic operation
  • Proper start up & shut down protocol
  • Steering, maneuvering & control
  • Load handling
  • Installation & removal of attachments

Provided by:
Leavitt Machinery

Course length:
8 hours

Class minimum/maximum:
Minimum:4

Max: Experienced 10/ Novice 5 

Supervisors Safety Certificate Program:
elective course

EOCP CEU’s:
n/a

Price:
$1,950 per class in Lower Mainland;
$2,300 outside Lower Mainland

Post Session:
Wallet Card

Course Timeline:
re-certification is 3 years

Note

  • PPE Required
  • Organization required to provide equipment and are responsible for any related costs

Practical Rigging Training

Practical Rigging Training

Course Overview:

This training program is designed to provide riggers with a solid foundation in health and safety standards, preventative maintenance and proper procedures for safe operation. The course consists of classroom theory with a written component and practical, hands-on experience. Course content is delivered through a PowerPoint presentation and interactive discussion and reinforced through workbooks and supplementary handouts. This program can be conducted as “theory awareness” or as full training with practical assessment included. Use of a compliant rigging gear (must pass inspection), hoist and hoist operators are required for practical to be completed.

The Course Curriculum Covers:

  • Safety regulations & standards
  • Hoisting/rigging fundamentals & principles
  • Hoisting/rigging hazard identification
  • Inspection & application of rigging hardware & slings

Provided by:
Leavitt Machinery

Course length:
8 hours

Class minimum/maximum:
Minimum: 4

Max: Experienced 10/ Novice N/A

Supervisors Safety Certificate Program:
elective course

EOCP CEU’s:
n/a

Price:
$1,950 per class in Lower Mainland;
$2,300 outside Lower Mainland

Post Session:
Wallet Card

Course Timeline:
re-certification is 3 years

Note

  • PPE Required
  • Organization required to provide equipment and are responsible for any related costs

Overhead Crane Safety Training

Overhead Crane Safety Training

Course Overview:

This training program is designed to provide overhead crane operators with a solid foundation in health and safety standards, preventative maintenance and proper procedures for safe operation. The course consists of classroom theory with a written component and practical, hands-on experience. Course content is delivered through a PowerPoint presentation and interactive discussion and reinforced through workbooks and supplementary handouts.

The Course Curriculum Covers:

  • Safety regulations & standards
  • Overhead crane fundamentals & overview
  • Crane terminology
  • Preventative maintenance & procedures (pre-operational inspections)
  • Crane movement & controls
  • Load control techniques
  • Brakes overview
  • Load hook up & handling
  • Crane start up & shut down
  • Rigging

Provided by:
Leavitt Machinery

Course length:
8 hours

Class minimum/maximum:
Minimum:4

Max: Experienced 10/ Novice 5 

Supervisors Safety Certificate Program:
elective course

EOCP CEU’s:
n/a

Price:
$1,950 per class in Lower Mainland;
$2,300 outside Lower Mainland

Post Session:
Wallet Card

Course Timeline:
re-certification is 3 years

Note

  • PPE Required
  • Organization required to provide equipment and are responsible for any related costs

Bucket Truck Operator Training

Bucket Truck Operator Training

Course Overview:

This training program is designed to provide bucket truck operators with a solid foundation in health and safety standards, preventative maintenance and proper procedures for safe operation. The course consists of classroom theory with a written component and practical, hands on experience. Course content is delivered through a PowerPoint presentation and interactive discussion, and reinforced through workbooks and supplementary handouts.

The course curriculum covers:

Section 1 Bucket Truck Introduction
Section 2 Why Do We Train Bucket Truck Operators
Section 3 Bucket Truck Stability and Setup
Section 4 Pre-Operational Inspection
Section 5 Safety Before Operation
Section 6 Safe Operating Practice

Also includes:

  • Safety regulations & standards
  • Hazard identification
  • Preventative maintenance & procedures
  • Machine orientation & safe operation
  • Proper startup & shut down protocol
  • Machine positioning & control

Provided by:
Leavitt Machinery

Course length:
8 hours

Class minimum/maximum:
Minimum: 4

Max: Experienced 10/Novice 5 

Supervisors Safety Certificate Program:
elective course

EOCP CEU’s:
n/a

Price:
$1,950 per class in Lower Mainland;
$2,300 outside Lower Mainland

Post Session:
Wallet Card

Course Timeline:
re-certification is 3 years

Note

  • PPE Required
  • Organization required to provide equipment and are responsible for any related costs

Backhoe Operator Training

Backhoe Operator Training

Course Overview:

This training program is designed to provide backhoe operators with a solid foundation in health and safety standards, preventative maintenance and proper procedures for safe operation. The course consists of classroom theory with a written component and practical, hands-on experience. Course content is delivered through a PowerPoint presentation and interactive discussion and reinforced through workbooks and supplementary handouts.

The Course Curriculum Covers:

  • Safety regulations & standards
  • Backhoe fundamentals & controls
  • Hazard identification
  • Preventative maintenance & procedures
  • Site & pre-operation inspections
  • Machine orientation & safe operation
  • Proper start up & shut down protocol
  • Steering, maneuvers & backhoe techniques
  • Trenching & backhoe techniques
  • Machine positioning & control
  • Transporting & hauling securement standard
  • Proper loading procedures

Provided by:
Leavitt Machinery

Course length:
8 hours

Class minimum/maximum:
Minimum:4

Max: Experienced 8/ Max 4 

Supervisors Safety Certificate Program:
elective course

EOCP CEU’s:
n/a

Price:
$1,950 per class in Lower Mainland;
$2,300 outside Lower Mainland

Post Session:
Wallet Card

Course Timeline:
re-certification is 3 years

Note

  • PPE Required
  • Organization required to provide equipment and are responsible for any related costs

Aerial Work Platform Operator Training

Aerial Work Platform Operator Training

Course Overview:

This training program is designed to provide elevated work platform operators with a solid foundation in health and safety standards, preventative maintenance and proper procedures for safe operation. The course consists of classroom theory with a written component and practical, hands-on experience. Course content is delivered through a PowerPoint presentation and interactive discussion and reinforced through workbooks and supplementary handouts. Practical training is conducted on boom type equipment unless otherwise requested.

The Course Curriculum Covers:

  • Safety regulations & standards
  • Aerial platform fundamentals
  • Hazard identification
  • Manual & powered vertical aerial platforms
  • Machine stability & characteristics
  • Preventative maintenance & procedures (pre-operational inspections)
  • Job safety analysis
  • Machine orientation & safe operation
    • Proper start up & shut down protocol
    • Steering & controls
    • Operating envelope & range of motion
    • Emergency controls
    • Safe dismounting

Provided by:
Leavitt Machinery

Course length:
8 hours

Class minimum/maximum:

Minimum:4 

Max: Experienced 10 / Novice 5 

Supervisors Safety Certificate Program:
elective course

EOCP CEU’s:
n/a

Price:
$1,950 per class in Lower Mainland;
$2,300 outside Lower Mainland

Post Session:
Wallet Card

Course Timeline:
re-certification is 3 years

Note

  • PPE Required
  • Organization required to provide equipment and are responsible for any related costs

Above & Beyond / St John Life Saving Award

The BCMSA and St. John Ambulance are pleased to announce that an award has been created for BCMSA members. OBJECTIVE OF THE AWARD: To recognize those individuals who have acted alone or as a team in providing assistance to: those in need of medical aid using their knowledge in first aid; or those in a […]

New Cannabis webpage

https://www.worksafebc.com/en/health-safety/hazards-exposures/substance-use-impairment?origin=s&returnurl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.worksafebc.com%2Fen%2Fsearch%23q%3Dcannabis%26sort%3Drelevancy%26f%3Alanguage-facet%3D%5BEnglish%5D

WHMIS 2015 Online

Price: $15 per person (previously priced on a sliding scale) Purchase Online  (listed as BCMSA WHMIS 2015) Supervisors Safety Certificate Program: n/a EOCP CEU’s: n/a Post session: Certificate (online)

WorkSafeBC to hold rate consultation sessions

WorkSafeBC’s senior management team will be travelling the province in July to talk with employers about insurance rates for the coming year. During these sessions, the organization will provide an overview of WorkSafeBC’s preliminary rates for 2018, outline injury trends in British Columbia, and advise employers on what they can do to reduce injuries, as […]

Guide to Handling Highly Toxic Substances

The unprecedented drug overdose crisis hitting our Province has led to some new challenges in health and safety. The RCMP have shared their “Guide to Handling Highly Toxic Substances” which may help you create your Exposure Control Plans and will certainly assist in educating your staff. (With thanks to Gail from the City of Richmond […]

BCIT is Granting Transfer Credits!

Great news! BCIT is granting transfer credits for our courses, if you enroll in the Occupational Health and Safety Certificate program.  The OHS Certificate is granted after completing 45 credits, of which 25 are electives; these transfer credits would apply to the electives.  So keep taking BCMSA courses and get credit towards the Certificate! Every […]