OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY
All employers are required to provide information, education and training to ensure the health and safety of all workers when performing their work as per the Worker’s Compensation Act. The education and training required depends on the type of work performed and the hazards of the workplace.
Burnaby CCE offers a variety of Occupational Health and Safety courses which are taught by certified instructors and trainers to enable employers to meet their safety education and training responsibilities. Many of our courses will soon feature industry built Virtual Reality training simulations in addition to regular training. Current research has proven that incorporating Virtual Reality training enables students to build a deeper conceptual understanding of the implications of safe work practices in seemingly real experiences.
Please consult our list of available courses and dates on the online registration website. New courses are added regularly. Please contact us to book a private course as they will not be listed online for registration.
Individuals seeking employment will improve their prospects by having completed important safety education and training that companies require.
Companies looking to train their employees can rely on Burnaby CCE to provide quality safety training and main compliance with the Worker’s Compensation Act. Courses with blended models require a minimum of six participants to proceed. Should a company seek a specific course and meet the minimum required number of participants, additional course offering may be provided which meet your schedule and training needs. Please email Elixa.Neumann@burnabyschools.ca for more information.
Burnaby CCE offers a variety of Occupational Health and Safety courses. Currently we are offering the following courses:
- Confined Space Training
This eight-hour certification course follows BC Occupational Health and Safety Regulations and the Workers Compensation Act. This course is aimed to help participants learn about confined spaces, worker and employer responsibilities, hazard recognition and prevention, and safe work and rescue procedures. This course involves an e-learning component and test which must be completed before the practical training and hands-on evaluation. A three-year certificate is issued upon completion.
- De-energization and Lockout Tagout
Every year, workers in British Columbia are killed or seriously injured because machinery or equipment was not properly locked out. Equipment that is not de-energized and locked out can unexpectedly start when maintenance work is being done, which can result in serious injury. This four-hour course, in compliance with BC Occupational Health and Safety Regulations and the Workers Compensation Act will explain the importance of de-energization, lockout and tagout procedures to protect workers who operate on machinery and equipment in BC. This course involves an e-learning component and test which must be completed before the practical training and hands-on evaluation. A three-year certificate is issued upon completion.
- Fall Protection
This eight-hour certification course covers local regulations for fall protection requirements, workplace policies, the components of a fall protection system, how to inspect them before use, as well as identifying fall hazards and how to avoid suspension trauma. This course involves an e-learning component and test which must be completed before the practical training and hands-on evaluation. A three-year certificate is issued upon completion.
- Fundamentals of Joint Health & Safety Committee
This course meets WorkSafeBC’s mandatory training requirements for new safety committee members and is ideal for new safety committee members or for existing members looking to refresh or upgrade their safety skills. This course includes topics such as promoting workplace health & safety, applying the process of safety inspections and accident/incident investigations, participating in constructive committee meetings, helping your committee to work together, and more. Participants must complete a two-hour e-learning portion before attending six hours of online training with an experienced safety professional. A certification will be issued upon successful completion of this course.
- Incident Investigation Training
The course is developed in compliance with WorkSafeBC legislation. Participation in this course will help joint health and safety committee members, employers, and worker representatives effectively investigate workplace incidents. This course will instruct the proper procedure for participants to determine why an incident happened and what can be done to prevent similar situations in the future. This course includes topics such as defining investigation and reporting stages, conducting interviews, developing the sequence of events, identifying root cause analysis, determining corrective actions and more. Participants will complete four hours of virtual classroom training, including case studies and group discussions, with an experienced safety professional. A certification will be issued upon successful completion of this course.
- Mobile Elevated Work Platforms: Boom and Scissor Lift
This eight-hour certification course is designed to provide an operator with skills to safely operate a boom lift and scissor lift. The course is broken down into online e-learning and theory exam, practical training, and hands-on evaluation. Participants will receive in-depth and extensive instruction on all applicable Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, safe lift operations and hands-on practical training. On successful completion of this program all participants will receive signed documentation which will verify they are certified operators in BC valid for three-years. Fall Protection certification is a prerequisite to the Mobile Elevated Work Platform course.
- WHMIS (GHS)
WHMIS 2015 is a safety education course designed for employees who work with or around hazardous materials. This certification online WHMIS course takes approximately 1 hour to complete. In this course, participants will learn about WHMIS 2015 alignment with GHS, workplace responsibilities, labels and pictograms used to identify hazardous products, Safety Data Sheets and more. An optional Virtual Reality training simulation accompanies this certificate which can be completed on-site at Marian.
The following courses are under development will be available soon:
Registration by phone or in person:
Starting Dec 1, candidates are highly encouraged to register for these courses online by clicking the green button “Current Course Offerings & Online Registration” at the top of the screen. For those who would prefer to register by phone or in person, registration is only accepted at Burnaby CCE Office and Burnaby Central Secondary during the hours listed below.