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Risk Management Training


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  • 150$/student for 4 hour classes  
  • 200$/student for 8 hour classes

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ER Plus Risk Management Group Inc. is a leading health and safety training provider in BC. We have a comprehensive training program which we offer on or off site. We provide our clients with a strong foundation to achieve long-term success.

Please click on the course information below to learn more about our safety training options. If you would like additional information, you can contact us at info@erplus.com

SAFETY PROGRAMS 

WORKPLACE TRAINING PROGRAMS

   

FIRST AID PROGRAM

SAFETY EQUIPMENT


Trade Safety Coordinator (TSC-200-1)
 

Instructional Time 1 week
Course Duration: One week (35 hours /week of classroom time and 10 hours of self-study and homework)

Entrance Requirements:
  • Be in good physical and mental health (verified through statement of fitness);
  • Must be minimum age 18 years old at time of course start date;
  • Knowledge of the English language to the level of successfully completing the course readings and assignments 
*OFAL2 or OFAL3 recommended but not mandatory.

The following fundamentals are delivered in the course:
  • Occupational Health & Safety Legislation
  • Occupational Health & Safety Program
  • Due Diligence
  • Regulatory Bodies
  • Effective Safety Meetings
  • Joint Health & Safety Committee
  • Incident Investigation & Reports
  • Safety Inspection
  • Injured at work/Cared for at Work
  • WHMIS /WHMIS 2015

Construction Safety Officer (CSO-200-2) 

Instructional Time 1 week
Course Duration: One week (35 hours /week of classroom time and 15 hours of self-study and homework)

Entrance Requirements:
  • Successful completion of the Trade Safety Coordinator program within the previous calendar year;
  • Be in good physical and mental health (verified through statement of fitness);
  • Must be minimum age 18 years old at time of course start date;
  • Knowledge of the English language to the level of successfully completing the course readings and assignments
*OFAL2 or OFAL3 recommended but not mandatory.

The following fundamentals are delivered in the course:
  • Fall Protection (4 hr)
  • Energy Safety
  • Structural Components
  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Confined Space (4 hr)
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hazard Recognition & Control
  • Emergency Management

Fall Protection 

Instructional time: 1/2 day (4 hrs = for those who have prior exp.) or Full Day (8 hrs = new students/no exp.)
Learning Outcomes

Participants will:
  • Review fall protection requirements, systems & equipment;
  • Review the planning process and documentation required; and
  • Perform fall protection equipment inspections.
Topics
  1. When to use fall protection;
  2. Written fall protection program;
  3. Hierarchy of fall protection;
  4. Types of fall protection;
  5. WCB Regulation and overview;
  6. Calculating the fall clearance;
  7. Realizing the fall forces;
  8. Deciding on a system;
  9. Initial system inspection;
  10. Fitting the harness;
  11. Proper use of rope grab;
  12. Proper use of lanyards & retractable lanyard;
  13. Proper selection of an anchor point;
  14. Horizontal lifelines;
  15. Ongoing inspection of equipment;
  16. Retiring the system;
  17. Cleaning your system; and
  18. During and after a fall and rescue procedure introduction.

Confined Space 

Instructional time: (4 hrs = for those who have prior exp.), Full Day (8 hrs = new students/no exp.) or Two day

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:
  • Learn how to enter a confined space by recognizing and mitigating the inherent hazards unique to this workspace;
  • Perform a hazard assessment prior to entering a confined space; and
  • Understand their worksite’s written Confined Space Program.
Topics
  • Identify the site’s confined spaces;
  • Assess hazards within the confined spaces and identifying those that are permit-required confined spaces;
  • Establish procedures to manage the hazards;
  • Review the safety equipment (e.g. gas monitors, respirators, harnesses and/or retrieval lines) needed to mitigate the identify hazards and how to use them;
  • Safe work policies and procedures; and
  • Use of WorkSafe Regulation.
  • The full day includes practical and basic non-IDLH drills. It is for workers and supervisors who enter or monitor a confined space.
The second day of the two day course is a full day of practical, hands-on, confined space entry. It will also include at least 2 non-IDLH rescue drills. Students will perform an entry into a confined space and perform at least 2 rescue drills.

Lockout 

Instructional time: (4 hrs = for those who have prior exp.) or Full Day (8 hrs = new students/no exp.)

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:
  • Discuss the importance of locking out machinery and equipment;
  • Understand the dangers of hazardous energy;
  • Discuss when lockout is required;
  • Understand basic and group lockout procedures; and
  • Discuss employer’s and workers’ responsibilities for safe lockout.
Topics
  1. Instruction to lockout;
  2. Dangers of hazardous energy;
  3. When to lockout;
  4. Implementing lockout;
  5. Five basic steps to lockout;
  6. Responsibilities for lockout;
  7. Lockout fail systems; and
  8. WCB Regulation.

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) 

Instructional time: 1/2 day
Learning Outcomes

Participants will:
  • Understand WorkSafe BC Regulation;
  • Have a personal protection strategy;
  • Understand the general concepts of PPE;
  • Do a workplace survey for the need of PPE;
  • Properly select PPE;
  • Properly fit and wear PPE;
  • Properly maintain PPE; and
  • Understand the responsibilities.
Topics
  1. WCB Requirements;
  2. Protective headwear;
  3. Hearing protection;
  4. Eye and face protection;
  5. Hand protection;
  6. Protective footwear;
  7. Protective clothing and grooming;
  8. Respiratory protection; and
  9. Other types of PPE.

Respiratory Training and Fit Testing 

Instructional time: 1/2 day
Learning Outcomes

Participants will:
  • Know how to use the OHS Regulation and the WC Act to access health and safety requirements;
  • Roles and responsibilities of supervisors and workers;
  • Learn what is required in a respiratory program;
  • Understand the basics sources of respiratory hazards;
  • Understand when a respirator is required and the type of respirator needed;
  • Know how to choose the appropriate equipment including filters and cartridges;
  • Perform fit tests on various types of respirators;
  • Perform seal checks before each use; and
  • Care and maintenance of respirators.
Topics
  1. WorkSafe requirements (includes CSA Z94.4 02);
  2. Respirator program based on CSA requirements;
  3. What is a respirator;
  4. Types of respiratory hazards;
  5. Selecting the right respirator;
  6. Seal checks;
  7. How to perform a fit test and demonstrating this skill; and
  8. Care and maintenance of respirators.

Respiratory Program Administrator 

Instructional time: full day
Learning Outcomes

Participants will:
  • Know how to use the OHS Regulation and the WC Act to access health and safety requirements;
  • Learn each component of the Respiratory Program based on CSA Z94.4-02 requirements;
  • Understand the basics sources of respiratory hazards;
  • Understand when a respirator is required and the type of respirator needed;
  • Know how to choose the appropriate equipment including filters and cartridges;
  • Perform fit tests on various types of respirators;
  • Perform seal checks before each use;
  • Care and maintenance of respirators; and
  • Learn how to set up a documentation process for the program.
Topics
  1. WorkSafe requirements (includes the CSA Z94.4 02);
  2. Respirator program based on CSA requirements;
  3. What is a respirator;
  4. Types of respiratory hazards;
  5. Selecting and using the right respirator;
  6. Seal check;
  7. How to perform a fit test and demonstrating this skill;
  8. Care and maintenance; and
  9. Develop a program.

Fire Safety 

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:
  • Understand the triangle of fire;
  • Understand the hazards related to combustion and fire;
  • Learn about the types of fire extinguishing equipment;
  • Learn how to safely use fire extinguishers* ; and
  • Understand when it’s time to go.
Topics
  1. Fire behaviour;
  2. Triangle of fire;
  3. Related hazards;
  4. Types of fire;
  5. Fire safety equipment;
  6. Use of fire safety equipment;
  7. Fire Prevention tips;
  8. Extinguish a fire; and
  9. Practical.

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) 

Instructional time: 1/2 day
Learning Outcomes

Participants will:
  • Know how to use the OHS Regulation and the WC Act to access health and safety requirements;
  • Explain the requirements for worker education and training;
  • Define hazardous materials;
  • Identify hazard symbols;
  • Explain the communication system;
  • List the requirements of supplier and workplace labels;
  • Prepare a workplace label;
  • Identify and explain each section of the MSDS; and
  • Explain requirements for WHMIS program review.
Topics
  1. Use of WorkSafe BC and federal regulations;
  2. Worker training and education;
  3. Supplier and workplace labels; and
  4. Material Safety Data Sheets.

Rigging Safety Basics 

Instructional time: 1/2 day
Learning Outcomes

Participants will:
  • Know the legal requirements and procedures for safe use of cranes, hoist and proper rigging methods;
  • Know how to identify basic hazards and controls critical to safety;
  • Plan the load and slinging in a safe manner;
  • Understand how to raise, move and lower loads safely; and
  • Develop strategies to problem solve when using rigging.
Topics
  1. Use of WorkSafe OHS Regulation;
  2. Rigging safety;
  3. Charts – Part I – safe working loads – wire rope slings;
  4. Charts – Part II – wire rope slings;
  5. Types of slings; and
  6. Charts – Part III – wire rope clips.

Return to Work Programs 

Instructional time – full day
Learning Outcomes

Participants will:
  • Know how to use the OHS Regulation and the WC Act to access health and safety requirements;
  • Learn components of various types of return to work programs;
  • Develop a documentation process for the program;
  • Understand how a return to work program is one part of a functioning health and safety program; and
  • Understand the cost benefit of implementing a return to work program.
Topics
  1. Use of WorkSafe OHS Regulation;
  2. Rights of workers;
  3. Documentation systems from injury, physician and WCB;
  4. Duty to accommodate;
  5. Safe work procedures;
  6. Basic understanding of alternative jobs, modified tasks and light duties; and
  7. Steps in setting up a return to work program.

Office Ergonomics 

Instructional time – 1/2 day
 Learning Outcomes

Participants will:
  • Understand basic concepts of ergonomics;
  • Recognize MSI and RSI hazards in an office setting;
  • Know types of MSIs and RSIs;
  • Perform a basic hazard management procedure;
  • Identify key points in the environment that effect ergonomics;
  • Understand proactive techniques to prevent MSIs and RSIs; and
  • Perform a site assessment.
Topics
  1. Use of WorkSafe OHS Regulation;
  2. Fundamentals of ergonomics;
  3. MSI and RSI causes; and
  4. Basic hazard management procedure.
Note: The instructor can perform ergonomic assessments if the client does not want the educational component.

Responsibilities of Joint Health & Safety Committee (JHSC) 

Instructional time – Full day
 Learning Outcomes

Participants will:
  • Know how to use the OHS Regulation and WC Act to access health & safety requirements;
  • Explain the roles and functions of the Joint Committee and the Worker Representatives;
  • Learn how to perform an incident investigation;
  • Learn how to perform a formal site inspection; and
  • Develop a foundation in knowledge to:
    • Promote workplace health and safety
    • Assist in ensuring the health and safety program elements are implemented;
    • Conduct and participate in Joint Committee Meetings; and
    • Work cooperatively to address workers' health and safety concerns.
Topics
  1. Use of WorkSafe OHS Regulation;
  2. Joint Health and Safety committee and workers representatives;
  3. OHS Program;
  4. Safety Inspections;
  5. Incident investigations;
  6. Refusal of unsafe work;
  7. How to work as a committee;
  8. Different types of recommendations; and 
  9. Hazard management.

Incident (Accident) Investigation 

Instructional time – 1/2 day
 Learning Outcomes

Participants will:
  • Know how to use the OHS Regulation and WC Act to access health & safety requirements;
  • Learn how to produce a comprehensive incident investigation report;
  • Learn how to interview workers and witnesses in a respectful manner; and
  • Recognize their limitations and work within them when performing an investigation.
Topics
  1. Use of WorkSafe OHS Regulation;
  2. Roles and responsibilities;
  3. Report writing;
  4. Investigation objectives;
  5. Sharing findings; and
  6. Interview and evidence gathering.

Workplace Inspection 

Instructional time – 1/2 day
 Learning Outcomes

Participants will:
  • Know how to use the OHS Regulation and WC Act to access health & safety requirements;
  • Understand different types of inspections;
  • Learn how to produce a comprehensive inspection report;
  • Understand inspection objectives and produce a site-specific inspection matrix and checklist; and
  • Recognize their limitations and work within them when performing an inspection.
Topics
  1. Use of WorkSafe OHS Regulation;
  2. Roles and responsibilities;
  3. Report writing;
  4. Inspection objectives;
  5. Sharing findings; and
  6. Site specific inspections.

Preventing and Investigating Musculoskeletal Injury (MSI) 

Instructional time – Full day
 Learning Outcomes

Participants will:
  • Know how to use the OHS Regulation and WC Act to access health & safety requirements;
  • Understand the basic causes of MSI;
  • Learn how to implement a Hazard Management System (hazard assessment, hazard identification and implement controls);
  • Learn how to develop a safe work procedure based on a hazard assessment;
  • Understand how to do an incident investigation;
  • Learn how to produce a comprehensive incident investigation report;
  • Understand the different types of inspections; and
  • Learn how to produce a comprehensive inspection report.
Topics
  1. Use of WorkSafe OHS Regulation;
  2. Ergonomic (MSI) requirements and the prevention process;
  3. MSI risk identification and assessment;
  4. MSI risk control and early treatment and intervention; and
  5. Investigating incidents of MSI.

Preventing Workplace Violence 

Instructional time – Full day
 Learning Outcomes

Participants will:
  • Explain regulatory requirements to preventing workplace violence;
  • Conduct a violence risk assessment;
  • Establish violence prevention measures and procedures; and
  • Develop a workplace violence program.
Topics
  1. Use of WorkSafe OHS Regulation;
  2. Violence in the workplace regulation requirements; 
  3. Violence risk assessment;
  4. Violence prevention procedures;
  5. Violence prevention program; and 
  6. Industry specific workshop.

Supervisor Safety Management 

Instructional time – Full day
 Learning Outcomes

Participants will:
  • Explain the meaning of due diligence and the concept of due diligence as a defence;
  • Identify key factors in the practice of due diligence and the potential legal consequences of failing to exercise due diligence;
  • Understand the roles and functions of the WCB officers and cooperate with them to achieve compliance with regulatory requirements and workplace health and safety;
  • Conduct risk assessments as required and plan risk control objectives and measures;
  • Develop and present an effective crew talk; and
  • Conduct proper safety inspections or incident investigations to ensure that hazards are identified and that safe practices are implemented in the workplace.
Topics
  1. Use of WorkSafe OHS Regulation;
  2. Due diligence requirements;
  3. WCB Officer functions;
  4. Risk Assessment and controls;
  5. Crew talk;
  6. Safe work procedures;
  7. Incident investigation; and 
  8. Site inspection.

OHS in Small Business 

Instructional time – Full day
 Learning Outcomes

Participants will:
  • Explain regulatory requirements relevant to the responsibilities of employers, supervisor, workers and others;
  • Identify the elements of an OHS Program and key factors in the practice of due diligence;
  • Learn the key elements that apply to small business such as investigating incidents performing inspections, developing safe work procedures and maintain documentation;
  • Apply strategies to manage claims and control WCB cost; and
  • Understand the roles and functions of the WCB Officers.
Topics
  1. Use of WorkSafe OHS Regulation;
  2. Responsibilities for OHS and due diligence requirements;
  3. OHS program review;
  4. Accident investigation and reports;
  5. Assessment rates and claim costs;
  6. WCB officer functions;
  7. Site inspections; and 
  8. Safe work procedures.

Hazard Recognition and Control 

Instructional time – Full day
 Learning Outcomes

Participants will:
  • Know how to use the OHS Regulation and the WC Act to access health and safety requirements;
  • Understand the basic causes of workplace injuries and illness;
  • Learn how to identify, assess and control hazards in the workplace;
  • Learn how to develop a safe work procedure based on a hazard assessment; and 
  • Apply the hazard recognition procedure to eliminate hazards or reduce risk in the worksite.
Topics
  1. Use of WorkSafe OHS Regulation;
  2. Responsibilities of OHS;
  3. Hazard analysis and safe work procedures;
  4. Hazard recognition; and 
  5. One of the following topics:
    • Basic WHMIS;
    • Lockout.

Injured at - Cared for at Work 

Instructional time – 1/2 day
 Learning Outcomes

Participants will:
  • Identify the role of the attendant;
  • Identify wounds cared for at work; and
  • Complete the first aid record.
Topics
  1. First aid program;
  2. Role of the employer;
  3. Role of the worker;
  4. Role of the Joint Health and Safety Committee;
  5. Role of the attendant; and 
  6. Being prepared. 

Hazard Management (Assessment and Control) and Safe Work Procedures 

Instructional time – Full day
 Learning Outcomes

Participants will:
  • Know how to use the OHS Regulation and the WC Act to access health and safety requirements;
  • Understand the basics causes of workplace injuries and illness;
  • Learn how to implement a hazard management system;
  • Learn how to develop a safe work procedure based on the hazard assessment;
  • Understand how to do an incident investigation; 
  • Learn how to do an investigation report;
  • Understand the different types of inspections; and 
  • Learn how to do an inspection report.
Topics
  1. Use of WorkSafe OHS Regulation;
  2. Define risk assessment and job hazard analysis;
  3. Developing safe work procedures;
  4. Hazard identification, hazard assessment and hazard controls using job hazard analysis worksheets;
  5. Incident investigation; and 
  6. Site inspection. 

FIRST AID PROGRAM

Occupational First Aid Level 1 

Instructional time: 7 hours
Certification lasts 2 years
Learning Outcomes

Participants will:
  • Perform the priority action approach and primary survey;
  • Perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 1 Rescuer on an Adult;
  • Treat minor injuries, major bleeds and medical emergencies.
  • Follow prescribed WCB documentation guidelines.
Topics
  • Legal Responsibilities, roles and duties of the Occupational First Aid Attendant;
  • Scene assessment and primary survey ;
  • C-Spine control;
  • Airway, breathing and circulatory emergencies for an adult;
  • Minor Injuries (skin, soft tissue and eye injuries, burn management, poisons); and
  • Medical emergencies.