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Aug
21
Mon
**COURSE FULL** Module 12 – Health and Safety Auditor Training & Certification (4 days) @ Edmonton
Aug 21 – Aug 24 all-day
COURSE FULL – REGISTRATIONS CLOSED

This course has been revised and updated to meet the current audit standard and teaches auditors the acceptable methods of Health and Safety Auditing. The only pre-requisite for an internal auditor is to complete Module 1, Health and Safety Program Development and the participant needs to have a working knowledge of the company health and safety program as well as some good writing skills. Additional pre-requisites apply to external auditors.

The objectives of this course are to teach the participant how to conduct an audit that meets the standard set by Alberta Employment, Immigration and Industry and Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships.

The evaluation course includes:

  • The steps followed in conducting an audit
  • How to prepare a pre-evaluation letter
  • How to conduct a pre-evaluation meeting
  • Pre-evaluation information
  • Audit information
  • Auditor information
  • How to conduct the post-evaluation meeting
  • Methods of scoring an audit
  • Ethics of an auditor
  • Documentation required to conduct an audit
  • Audit presentation – necessary information
  • Appropriate actions of an auditor
  • Report writing – consistent information
  • Role playing for conducting interviews
  • Complete a review of the audit questions based on the AASP Partnership Audit Document.

Upon completion and passing of the written exam the participant must complete an internal audit, compile into an acceptable presentation form and submit for review. Once the audit is reviewed and scored, and the Auditor review receives a mark not less than 80%, a certificate will be issued to the participant. The qualification audit must be submitted within six months of the class.

An external auditor must complete an external audit, submit the completed report for review and achieve not less than 90% on the review to be awarded a certification. The qualification audit cannot be a COR certification audit.

One audit per year must be submitted to maintain either the Internal or External Auditor certification.

A refresher course must be taken once every three years for Internal Auditors and External Auditors are required to attend a 3 hour session annually to maintain certification.

To compliment the course there is a mandatory supplemental manual for each auditor to purchase. “Fundamentals of Health and Safety Auditing, an Auditor’s Handi-Guide” will be made available at class or may be ordered directly from our web site.

Aug
25
Fri
Module 12a – Health and Safety Auditor Refresher – Current Auditors Only (1 day) @ Edmonton
Aug 25 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

One audit per year must be submitted to maintain Internal and External Auditor certification. A refresher course must be taken once every three years for Internal Auditors and External Auditors are required to attend a 3 hour session annually to maintain certification. To compliment the course there is a mandatory supplemental manual for each auditor to purchase. “Fundamentals of Health and Safety Auditing, an Auditor’s Handi-Guide” will be made available at class or may be ordered directly from our web site.

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Aug
28
Mon
Module 01 – Partnerships Health & Safety Program Development (2 days) @ Edmonton
Aug 28 – Aug 29 all-day

This module is based on the original Partnership Health and Safety program developed by Alberta Employment, Immigration and Industry to assist companies in the development and implement their safety programs. The program has been updated and expanded to meet the current standards. The purpose of a Health and Safety Program is to assist management in identifying and controlling risks, provide the basis for action to health and safety problems and assist in the maximization of productivity for the organizations resources.

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • List and describe the eight major components of a health and safety program including the purpose and benefits.
  • Demonstrate the technical knowledge necessary to implement a functional health and safety system based on the eight elements.
  • State in their own works the key benefits of an effective health and safety program for an organization in both financial and human terms.
  • Explain techniques for communicating with management fostering meaningful management commitment and ongoing support.
  • Explain techniques for fostering worker involvement in the organizations health and safety program.
  • Explain some simple methods of estimating the actual direct and indirect costs on an incident.
  • Identify the relationship between a health and safety program and the OH&S legislation, with emphasis on the responsibility of an organization to undertake due diligence.Upon completion of this course the participant receives a Certificate of Achievement. Upon the organizations completion of the development, implementation and passing an external audit of their Health and Safety Program the organization will receive a Certificate of Recognition from Alberta Employment, Immigration and Industry with the Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships being the Certifying Partner. Qualification for a Certificate of Recognition indicates the company has met or exceeded the standard as set out by the Partnership program.

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Sep
5
Tue
Module 01 – Partnerships Health & Safety Program Development (2 days) @ Calgary
Sep 5 – Sep 6 all-day

This module is based on the original Partnership Health and Safety program developed by Alberta Employment, Immigration and Industry to assist companies in the development and implement their safety programs. The program has been updated and expanded to meet the current standards. The purpose of a Health and Safety Program is to assist management in identifying and controlling risks, provide the basis for action to health and safety problems and assist in the maximization of productivity for the organizations resources.

Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  • List and describe the eight major components of a health and safety program including the purpose and benefits.
  • Demonstrate the technical knowledge necessary to implement a functional health and safety system based on the eight elements.
  • State in their own works the key benefits of an effective health and safety program for an organization in both financial and human terms.
  • Explain techniques for communicating with management fostering meaningful management commitment and ongoing support.
  • Explain techniques for fostering worker involvement in the organizations health and safety program.
  • Explain some simple methods of estimating the actual direct and indirect costs on an incident.
  • Identify the relationship between a health and safety program and the OH&S legislation, with emphasis on the responsibility of an organization to undertake due diligence.Upon completion of this course the participant receives a Certificate of Achievement. Upon the organizations completion of the development, implementation and passing an external audit of their Health and Safety Program the organization will receive a Certificate of Recognition from Alberta Employment, Immigration and Industry with the Alberta Association for Safety Partnerships being the Certifying Partner. Qualification for a Certificate of Recognition indicates the company has met or exceeded the standard as set out by the Partnership program.

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Sep
7
Thu
Module 06 – Accident / Incident Investigation (1 day) @ Calgary
Sep 7 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The learning objectives of this course are to teach the participants how to conduct an investigation using the following techniques:

  • Recognize and use the seven steps in initial response to an accident
  • Collect evidence using the four P’s
  • Identify and use at least three methods of preserving position evidence
  • Use nine guidelines for effective interviewing
  • Identify the parts evidence at the scene of the accident
  • Identify the paper evidence contained in various records
  • Apply a five-part loss causation/problem solving model for analyzing evidence
  • Identify losses, contacts, immediate causes, basic causes and lack of control in the accident
  • Develop and categorize specific remedial actions as either “temporary” or “permanent”
  • Complete the appropriate information in an incident investigation report
    The second part of the day involves:
  • Creating an effective critical incident plan utilizing the tools learned in the first session to equip staff with the tools they need to deal with the more critical incident situations
  • Learn the importance of preparation and prevention
    o review and practice the steps of response to a situation,
    o control of the situation,
    o working with outside agencies,
    o incident investigation,
    o returning to work, and lastly
    o de-briefing.
    Problem solving and practicing the investigation techniques taught are part of the days activities. Class participation is required.
    Upon completion the participant should be able to conduct an investigation applying the loss causation model used in class. All participants successfully completing the exam will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

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Module 07 – Claims Management & Effective Return to Work (1 day) @ Edmonton
Sep 7 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The learning objectives of this course are to teach the participants about effective management of worker claims and returning to the workplace using the following techniques:

  • Find out what disability management is all about
  • Start to build an effective return to work program
  • Discuss what “duty to accommodate” means for you and your organization
  • Discuss how the Workers Compensation Board views your injured workers so you will gain a better understanding of the benefit entitlements
  • Identify how you can build an infrastructure that will help your company in disability management
    A copy of the W.C.B Act will be included in the course fee with the manual.
    This full day of instruction and activity will assist you toward understanding how to structure a ability management program for your company. A consistent approach can help you to take control of the workplace incidents and minimize the costs associated with loss time claims. A Certificate of Achievement will be issued upon completion of the course exam.

 

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Sep
8
Fri
Module 05 – Hazard Assessment & Methods of Control (1/2 day) @ Calgary
Sep 8 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The learning objectives of the course:

Learn about Occupational Hazards and Risk

  • Categories of Hazards
  • Recognition of Hazards
  • Evaluation of the Hazards
  • Learn a rating system and how to use a matrix effectively
  • How to justify the ratingMethods of Control
  • Learn the types of effective controls and combinations of controls
  • Complete a Practical Exercise in Hazard Analysis and Risk Control
  • Learn how to team work in using the matrix rating system and complete a justification for the rating
  • Present the findings to the groupThis four hour workshop will provide the participants the necessary tools and skills to adequately identify hazards and apply an effective rating system thus ensuring the controls are adequate or identify a need for improvement. A Certificate of Achievement will be issued upon successful completion of the module exam.

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Module 08 – Workplace Violence (1 day) @ Edmonton
Sep 8 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The learning objectives of this course are to teach the participants how to conduct an investigation using the following techniques:

  • Review the legislative requirements on workplace violence
  • Define workplace violence
  • Learn how to identify types of workplace violence
  • Learn the forms of violence
  • Learn about the negative effects of workplace violence
  • Learn how to develop a workplace violence policy
  • Learn how and why to include workplace violence into hazard assessments and controls
  • Learn how to train workers and to respond and get assistance when needed
  • Develop a response plan
  • Learn how to investigation a workplace violence situation
  • Debriefing a situation
    Workplace violence can originate from a variety of workplace situations and people. This course will assist you in identifying the areas for potential violence and developing the remedial actions to those situations. A Certificate of Achievement will be issued upon completion of the course exam.

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Sep
20
Wed
Module 09 – Road Safety & Emergency Preparedness (1 day) @ Edmonton
Sep 20 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The learning objectives of this course are to teach the participants about road safety concerns to enable them to pursue and promote safer driving habits through understanding the following:

  • Legislations governing road safety
  • Cell Phone use
  • Child Safety
  • Commercial vehicle Drivers – hours. of service
  • Air Bags
  • Driver attitudes related to speeding and rules of the road
  • Impaired driving
  • Investigation of collisions
  • Old vehicles still on the road
  • Winter driving
  • Vehicle Safety including:
  • Inspections
  • Maintenance
  • Tire Safety
  • Statistics and trends
  • Statistics by location
    This full day of instruction and activity will assist you in understanding why road safety has become an issue and how to promote improvements. A positive approach to road safety can help you take control of the work related incidents and minimize the costs associated with loss time claims. A Certificate of Achievement will be issued upon completion of the course exam.

 

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Sep
21
Thu
Module 10 – Managing Contractors in the Workplace (1 day) @ Edmonton
Sep 21 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The learning objectives of this eight hour course are to teach the participants about employer and contractor/prime contractor responsibilities to enable them to pursue and promote safer work habits by understanding the following:

  • Identify and review employer responsibilities
  • Understand the responsibilities as stated in the legislation
  • Identify types of contractors
  • Understand the necessary activities prior to hiring a contractor
  • How to find and select the right contractor
  • The importance of asking for estimates and/or proposals in writing
  • How to develop an approved vendor list
  • How to develop a contract
  • How to manage a contractor on-site
  • Learn the importance of contractor orientations and on-going monitoring
    There have been a number of changes in the legislation over the past few years and some of the terms have changed as well. This course will assist you in the world of working with Contractors and Prime Contractors. Know and understand what the responsibilities really are, as described in the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Regulation and Code. Upon successful completion of the module exam a Certificate of Achievement will be issued.

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