Available Courses

CSTS (Construction Safety Training System)The Construction Safety Training System (CSTS-09) is a general construction safety awareness program for workers in the construction industry. CSTS-09 is an updated program on current safety practices for today’s work sites. CSTS-09 has 15 lesson modules which include 82 topics that explain then test the student’s knowledge of the concepts presented. Upon completion with a 100% pass rate, CSTS students receive certification, which includes Generic WHMIS Worker training. The program is self-paced with an average completion time of approximately seven hours.  

PCST (Pipeline Construction Safety Training)A computer based safety training course for pipeline construction. A requirement of the Pipe Line Contractors Association of Canada – all members must have a VALID PCST CERTIFICATE to be eligible for hire by a PLCAC employer.  The course is approximately four hours in length. A Certificate of Completion is awarded for successful students. Valid for five years.

Survey Assistant                        Learn the basic duties and skills required for an entry level position in a survey environment. Get familiar with the terminology, applicable legislation, tools, instruments and work procedures. A Certificate of Completion is awarded for successful students.

Standard First Aid Level C (2 days)  Cover all the skills in Emergency First Aid plus first aid for other injuries and illnesses. Learn how to deal with head and spinal injuries and fractures of the upper and lower limbs. Level C CPR is also included. Successful students will receive a Standard Level C CPR First Aid Certificate from St. John Ambulance. Valid for three years.

TDG (Transportation of Dangerous Goods)Every day, thousands of TDG regulated products are handled, transported, and offered for transport throughout Canada. Our TDG training program will provide course participants with an understanding of the hazards and regulatory requirements associated with dangerous goods controlled products. A Certificate of Completion is awarded for successful students.  Valid for three years.

Fall Protection - OSSA CertifiedThis course is designed to make you aware of falling hazards in the work site. It includes various protection systems as well as components of a fall arrest system. Once completed, members will be able to perform a pre-use equipment inspection and be trained on how to eliminate or control the fall hazard. You will be suspended from a harness at some point during the course. A Certificate of Completion is awarded for successful students.  Valid for three years.

 WHMIS                   The Training Fund now offers WHMIS training online. It is available wherever a student can obtain online access. The course content includes; an overview of WHMIS, understanding of the hazards, WHMIS labels, personal protection, emergency actions and special situations. You must complete this course within the four hour time limit. A Certificate of Completion is awarded for successful students.  Valid for three years.

Ground Disturbance  201: Supervisory LevelThis online program developed by OE955 Apprenticeship and Education has been assessed by the Alberta Common Ground Alliance against ABCGA Ground Disturbance 201 Standard and is endorsed by the ABCGA.  Learn about the hazards and regulations to supervise or perform a ground disturbance.  The course is for anyone who should be familiar with and fully understand all the regulations and variances involved when a ground disturbance takes place. A Certificate of Completion is awarded for successful students. Valid for three years.

H2S Alive                                                                                                                         Learn about hydrogen sulphide (sour gas) its properties, emergency response, rescue techniques and working safely in its vicinity.  Successful students will receive an Enform certificate.  Valid for three years.

All-Terrain Crane Orientation (5 days) Our All Terrain Crane orientation course will be conducted using a Liebherr LTM 1070-4.2.The curriculum includes pre-start checks, LICCON2 configuration, Blue Tooth Terminal (BTT) operations, load chart calculations, machine set up, configuration and operation. The final day is reserved for evaluation. Prior to attending the course, the members are required to successfully complete a pre-course assignment. The course is designed to instruct and evaluate journeyman crane operators that are unfamiliar with All-Terrain Cranes. A Certificate of Completion is awarded for successful students.

Construction Rigging (2 days)Developed from the Crosby Group, the course discusses rigger’s responsibilities, Alberta OH&S regulations, wire rope composition and working load limits. Students will identify different rigging hardware, inspection criteria and maintenance practices. Basic load rigging using hooks, shackles, chains and synthetic slings will be utilized during a practical phase of the training. International hand signals and basic knot tying are also demonstrated.  A Certificate of Completion is awarded for successful students.  

Mobile Crane Load Charts (2 days)Determine crane capacities by understanding manufacturer’s load charts. Understand the importance of gross and net capacities. Learn the difference between structural and stability values. Understand all information contained in the operator’s manual, manufacturer’s notes and warnings. Complete load chart calculations involving various site restrictions to ensure you are within the capabilities of the crane to complete a lift. Certificate of Completion is awarded for successful students.

Mobile Crane Period One (6 weeks)This course is conducted in accordance with the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) Mobile Crane Outline. Each class runs for six weeks and offers eight seats per intake. The theory topics include federal and provincial regulations, crane components, crane systems, mathematics, load chart interpretation, and basic operating procedures. The practical topics include crane inspections, set-up, configuration and operation. Students will complete their field exercises using a Liebherr LTM 1070-4.2 All Terrain Crane and a Tadano GR-350XL-2 Rough Terrain Crane. This course is only available to qualified Alberta indentured apprentices.Following the course, students will take a provincial First Period Mobile Crane examination and upon successful completion they will receive First Period Mobile Crane accreditation.

Basic Skid Steer (Compact Track Loader) (2 days)Learn machine systems, OH&S regulations and how to operate a Skid Steer. Students will be introduced to basic earthwork concepts  and terms.  Candidates will  find information in the owner’s manual to follow the manufacturer’s operating recommendations. Practical exercises and a theory test are used in the evaluation process.  A Certificate of Completion is awarded for successful students. Valid for three years.

Basic Telehandler (Zoom Boom) (2 days)Learn machine systems, OH&S regulations and how to operate a Rough Terrain Telehandler. Students will be introduced to basic operations, how to find information in the owner’s manual, and interpretation of the manufacturer’s load chart to determine lifting capacities. Practical exercises and a theory test are used in the evaluation process.  A Certificate of Completion is awarded for successful students.  Valid for three years.

Skid Steer Recertification (1 day)Demonstrate the fundamentals of operating a Skid Steer or Compact Track Loader. Explain and find information directly from the owner’s manual. Practical exercises and a theory test are used in the evaluation process. A Certificate of Completion is awarded for successful students.  Valid for three years. Must have prior certification or proof of experience from current employer.

Telehandler Recertification (Zoom Boom) (1 day)Demonstrate the fundamentals of operating a Rough Terrain Telehandler. Students will find and interpret information and load chart capacities directly from the owner’s manual. Practical exercises and a theory test are used in the evaluation process. A Certificate of Completion is awarded for successful students.  Valid for three years. Must have prior certification or proof of experience from current employer.

Excavator, Dozer and Grader Operator (3 weeks per machine)Individual courses are offered on Dozer, Excavator and Grader. Each course has a theory module that discusses the machines’ systems, operator maintenance requirements and OH&S Regulations. Practical modules will demonstrate the fundamentals of earthwork. Field exercises and theory tests are used in the evaluation process. A Certificate of Completion is awarded for successful students.

Forklift (Blended Learning)  (1 day) This blended learning course offers a combination of online theory and a full day of practical training.  The 1-hour online theory lessons must be completed on your own time prior to the course start date.  During your practical training you will demonstrate the fundamentals of operating a counterbalanced, vertical mast forklift as detailed in CSA B335-04. You will locate and interpret information and machine capacities directly from the owner’s manual.  Practical exercises and a theory test are used in the evaluation process.  A Certificate of Qualification is awarded for successful students and is valid for three years.

Articulated Haul Truck (2 days)Learn topics related to the safe and proper operation of an articulated haul truck.  Students will cover regulatory standards, safety measures, effective work site communication techniques, components and systems of the machine, correct inspection and machine recovery procedures.  Students will spend a significant amount of time on the machine practicing operations and completing field exercises. Practical exercises and theory tests are used in the evaluation process. A Certificate of Completion is awarded for successful students.

Wheel Loader (2 days)Learn topics related to the safe and proper operation of a Wheel Loader.  Students will cover regulatory standards, safety measures, effective work site communication techniques, components and systems of the machine, correct inspection and machine recovery procedures.  Students will spend a significant amount of time on the machine practicing operations and completing field exercises. Practical exercises and theory tests are used in the evaluation process. A Certificate of Completion is awarded for successful students.

M Series Motor Grader Orientation (2 days)Developed to instruct and evaluate experienced Grader Operators that are unfamiliar with the new model of CAT M Series Motor Graders. Learn the machine’s systems, controls, operator maintenance, OH&S Regulations and practice on the controls of the M Series Motor Graders. Practical exercises and theory tests are used in the evaluation process. A Certificate of Completion is awarded for successful students.