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REL has developed new, customized training programs for our clients. These programs can vary in duration from one hour awareness sessions on a unique topic, to a three day competent training program.

REL Safety Training

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Course Duration: 1 Day

 

Who should attend?

This training program has been designed to address the safety concerns related to operating a self-propelled Lifting device. The purpose of this program is to make operators aware of their responsibilities and to provide instruction that will facilitate the safe operation of an Aerial Lift / Scissor Lift.

 

Curriculum Topics include:

  1. Legislative Requirements and Other Standards
  2. Self Propelled Aerial Lift / Scissor Lift
  3. Hazards Associated with the Aerial Lift / Scissor Lift
  4. Safety Precautions
  5. Inspection of Equipment
  6. Aerial Lift / Scissor Lift Operation and Safety Awareness
  7. Emergency Procedures
  8. General Safety
  9. Classroom theory and practical exercise using Aerial Lift / Scissor Lift. 

Note: Participants must bring personal protective equipment.

 

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Aerial Safety - REL

Course Duration: 1 Day

 

Who should attend?

This course is designed to provide a general knowledge of asbestos, the associated health effects, and the restrictions that apply to disturbing or removing asbestos-containing materials (ACM).

 

Curriculum Topics include:

  1. Sources of Asbestos
  2. Examples of Use 
  3. Health Effects 
  4. Applicable Regulations
  5. Properties of Asbestos
  6. Types of Asbestos
  7. Safe Work Practices
  8. Removal Requirements
  9. Respiratory Hazards and Protective Equipment
  10. Asbestos Abatement overview of Type I, II & II

 

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Asbestos Abatement Awareness - REL

Course Duration: 3 Day

 

Who should attend?

 

This training program has been designed to meet the requirements of the Provincial Asbestos Abatement Regulations. Supervisors and workers involved with asbestos abatement projects are required to complete asbestos abatement training. The training course is designed with classroom lecture/discussion and practical exercises to provide potential asbestos workers with the skills and information necessary to work safely and effectively while handling asbestos. 

 

Curriculum Topics include:

  1. Asbestos Personal Protection Equipment and Uses
  2. Friable and Non-Friable Products
  3. Friable Sprayed Products used in Buildings 
  4. Insulation used on Mechanical Systems
  5. Health Officials –Occupational and Non-Occupational Regulations
  6. Classifications of Asbestos Type I, II and III
  7. Respiratory Protection and Selection
  8. Respiratory Maintenance Program
  9. Respirator Fit Testing and Use
  10. Hands-on Training (glove-bag methods and small enclosure)

 

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Asbestos Abatement Techniques - REL

Course Duration: 1Day

 

Who should attend?

 

This training program is intended for chainsaw operators. The course consists of classroom discussion with group and individual assignments, review of relevant OH&S Regulations, and hands-on, practical exercises covering essential saw maintenance, correct chain filing procedures and safe cutting techniques.

 

Curriculum Topics include:

  1. Written Legislation Exercise
  2. Completion of a Hazard Assessment / Job Task Analysis
  3. Inspection and Maintenance of Equipment
    • Fuelling
    • Sharpening
    • Cleaning
    • Adjusting

        4. Safe Use and Handling

    • Pruning
    • Limbing
    • Felling Techniques

         5. Storage

         6. Required Personal Protective Equipment

 

Note: Participants must bring personal protective equipment

 

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Chainsaw Operation - REL

Course Duration: 1 Day

 

Who should attend?

 

This training program has been designed give participants an increased level of knowledge into inspection of fall protection equipment. According to the Canadian Standards Association, two separate inspections are required for your fall protection equipment: (1) a user inspection completed immediately prior to use, and (2) a qualified inspector inspection completed at least annually. This course was developed in accordance with CSA Standards and various manufacturers’ guidelines.

 

Curriculum Topics include:

  1. Legislative and CSA Requirements 
  2. Inspection Scheduling and Documentation
  3. Equipment Material Characteristics
  4. Equipment Characteristics
  5. Equipment Lifespan
  6. Material Deficiencies
  7. Equipment Deficiencies
  8. Cleaning and Storage

 

Note: Participants required to bring Personal Protective Equipment

 

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Fall Protection Inspector - REL

Course Duration: 1 Day

 

Who should attend?

This training program is intended for individuals who will not be entering a confined space but require knowledge to identify a confined space and have an understanding of the hazards of a confined space. 

 

Curriculum Topics include:

  1. Definitions of Confined Space (Federal/Provincial/C-NLOPB/CSA)
  2. Legislative requirements 
  3. Hazard Assessment / Job Task Analysis
  4. Chemical Hazards / Physical Hazards / Safety Hazards
  5. Engineering Controls 
  6. Energy Isolation
  7. Barriers
  8. Ventilation
  9. Administrative Controls
  10. CSE Permit
  11. Gas Testing
  12. Assignment of Roles (safety watch)
  13. CS Rescue Planning
  14. Personal Protective Equipment
  15. Fall Arrest Harness
  16. Respiratory Protection

 

Note: Participants must bring personal protective equipment

 

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CSE Awareness -REL

Course Duration: 2 Day

 

Who should attend?

This training program is intended for supervisors and employees who will be entering a confined space to complete work. Day 1 of the training includes all of the training material covered in the one-day Confined Space Awareness course, combined with Day 2 which involves hands-on practical exercises in the classroom and on our industrial Confined Space Simulator. 

REL ‘s training program and instructors are WorkplaceNLApproved and Certified.

 

Curriculum Topics include:

  1. Hazard Assessment / Job Task Analysis 
  2. Inspect and verify implementation of Energy Isolations
  3. Complete a CSE Permit to be used for entry into the CS Simulator
  4. Assignment of Roles (safety watch)
  5. Hands-on practical use of the Fall Arrest Harness 
  6. Setting up of the Tripod on the CS Simulator
  7. Hands-on use of the Gas Detector (bump test gas detector and gas testing of the CS Simulator)
  8. Hands-on use of SCBA (pre-use inspection / donning for entry into the CS Simulator)
  9. Hands-on use of the Emergency Response Equipment (Tripod)
  10. Completion of Practical CS Entry using Fall Arrest Harness and Tripod, SCBA, and Gas Detector.

 

Note: Participants must bring personal protective equipment.

 

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CSE LVL II - REL

Course Duration: 1 Day

 

Who should attend?

 

This training program has been designated to address protecting oneself while working on Construction Worksites. The purpose of this program is to inform the workers of the health and safety requirements while working on a Construction site and identify the hazards and responsibilities in order to complete the work safely.

 

Curriculum Topics include:

  1. Internal Responsibility System
  2. Legislative Requirements
  3. Hazard Assessment / Risk Assessment 
  4. Working at Heights / Building Safety (Ladders & Scaffolds)
  5. Dropped Objects
  6. Working around Confined Spaces
  7. Working around Mobile Heavy Equipment
  8. Working around Trenches / Excavations
  9. Environmental Issues
  10. WHMS 2015 Overview
  11. Personal Protective Equipment.

 

Note: Participants must bring Personal Protective Equipment.

 

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Construction Safety - REL

Course Duration: 1 Day

 

Who should attend?

 

This training program is designed for “Qualified” Electrical persons responsible for electrical systems and electrical safety programs, who have previously completed the 2-Day Arc Flash Safety Training. This training is required every 3 years to maintain a level of awareness in electrical safety work practices and requirements under CSA Z462 standard Workplace Electrical Safety.

 

Curriculum Topics include:

  1. Introduction to Arc Flash
  2. OH&S Regulations, Standards and Best Practices 
  3. Understanding Electricity in the Workplace 
  4. Electrical Hazards: Understanding the Danger 
  5. Electrical Hazard Analysis 
  6. Establishing an Electrical Safe Work Condition 
  7. Engineering and Administrative Controls 
  8. Electrical Specific Personal Protective Equipment
  9. Electrical Tools & Equipment
  10. Emergency Response, Incident Reporting and Program Maintenance

 

Note: Participants are required to show proof of current Electrical Arc Flash training certificate in order to register for this course

 

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Arc Flash Recertification

Course Duration: 1 Day

 

Who should attend?

This training program is designed to introduce “Non-Electrical” persons to general electrical / arc flash safety in the work place. CSA Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety standard defines these individuals as “Unqualified” persons who have not demonstrated skills and knowledge related to the construction and operation of electrical equipment and installations and require safety training to identify and avoid the hazards involved. 

 

Curriculum Topics include:

  1. Introduction to Arc Flash
  2. OH&S Regulations, Standards and Best Practices 
  3. Understanding Electricity in the Workplace 
  4. Electrical Hazards: Understanding the Danger 
  5. Electrical Hazard Analysis 
  6. Establishing an Electrical Safe Work Condition 
  7. Engineering and Administrative Controls 
  8. Electrical Specific Personal Protective Equipment
  9. Electrical Tools & Equipment
  10. Emergency Response, Incident Reporting and Program Maintenance

 

NOTE: This course is not intended for “Qualified” Electrical persons that work on electrical equipment and installations. “Qualified” Electrical persons must complete the Electrical Arc Flash Safety Training 2 Day course.

 

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Arc Flash Awareness - REL

Course Duration: 2 Days

Who should attend?

This training program has been designed to address the safety concerns associated with working from heights. All persons who work at heights above 3.0 metres(Provincial Regulations) and who are exposed to fall hazards should attend this training program. The purpose of this program is to ensure that students understand fall protection safety principles and how they apply to real work environments. Participants will receive theoretical and practical training with fall protection devices. Participants will practice donning a fall arrest harness and will practice suspension trauma relief techniques while suspended 6 inches off the floor from an engineered anchor point installed in our training facility. This course is WorkplaceNL approved and meets the requirements under CSA Z259 Fall Protection Standard.

REL ‘s training program and instructors are WorkplaceNLApproved and Certified.

Curriculum Topics include:

  1. Accident Statistics for Falls From Heights 
  2. Legislative Requirements 
  3. Hazards of Elevated Working 
  4. Fall Prevention Techniques
  5. Fall Arrest System Components 
  6. Fall Arrest Configurations 
  7. Proper Fitting of Fall Arrest Systems 
  8. Fall Arrest System Inspections (including anchor points)
  9. Calculation of Fall Distance 
  10. Suspension Trauma Relief Techniques

Note: Participants must bring Personal Protective Equipment.

 

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Fall Protection Certification

Course Duration: 1 Day

 

Who should attend?

 

This training program has been designed to address the safety concerns associated with working from heights. All persons who work at heights above 2.4 metres-Federal Regulations or 3.0 metresNL Provincial Regulations and exposed to fall hazards should attend this training program. The purpose of this program is to ensure that students understand fall protection safety principles and how they apply to real work environments. Participants will receive training with fall protection devices donning a fall arrest harness and practice suspension trauma relief techniques while suspended 6 inches off the floor from an engineered anchor point installed in our training facility. This course meets the requirements under CSA Z259 Fall Protection Standard.

REL ‘s training program and instructors are WorkplaceNLApproved and Certified.

 

Curriculum Topics include:

  1. Accident Statistics for Falls From Heights 
  2. Legislative Requirements 
  3. Hazards of Elevated Working 
  4. Fall Prevention Techniques
  5. Fall Arrest System Components 
  6. Fall Arrest Configurations 
  7. Proper Fitting of Fall Arrest Systems 
  8. Fall Arrest System Inspections (including anchor points)
  9. Calculation of Fall Distance 
  10. Suspension Trauma Relief Techniques

Note: Participants are required to show proof of current WorkplaceNL approved Fall Protection Training Certificate in order to register. Expired certificate will be required to take 2 Day course. 

All participants must bring Personal Protective Equipment.

 

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Fall Protection Recertification [WPNL Approved] - REL

Course Duration: 1 Day

 

Who should attend?

 

This training program has been designed to address the safety concerns related to operating a Counterbalance forklift, Class 1, 4 and 5. The purpose of this program is to make operators aware of their responsibilities and to provide instruction that will facilitate the safe operation of the forklift.

 

Curriculum Topics include:

  1. Legislative Requirements
  2. Types of Forklifts
  3. Class 1
  4. Class 4
  5. Class 5
  6. Major Components
  7. Stability Characteristics
  8. Inspections
  9. Safe Operating Procedures
  10. Fuelling and Charging
  11. Practical exercise using a propane powered forklift. 

 

Note: Participants must bring Personal Protective Equipment.

 

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Forklift Training - REL

Course Duration: 2 Day

 

Who should attend?

 

This training program is designed for “Qualified” Electrical persons responsible for electrical systems and electrical safety programs to review safe work practices and applicable changes in CSA Z462 Workplace Electrical Safety standard. The person shall be trained to identify and void electrical hazards that might be present when working with equipment or when following a specific work method.

 

Curriculum Topics include:

  1. Introduction to Arc Flash
  2. OH&S Regulations, Standards and Best Practices 
  3. Understanding Electricity in the Workplace 
  4. Electrical Hazards: Understanding the Danger 
  5. Electrical Hazard Analysis 
  6. Establishing an Electrical Safe Work Condition 
  7. Engineering and Administrative Controls 
  8. Electrical Specific Personal Protective Equipment
  9. Electrical Tools & Equipment
  10. Emergency Response, Incident Reporting and Program Maintenance

 

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Arc Flash Safety - REL

Course Duration: 1 Day

 

Who Should Attend?

 

This course is designed to reduce accidents and injuries from working with or in close proximity to hydrogen sulfide (H2S). This program is for personnel who work in or around oil and gas or production areas where H2S is present. The purpose of this program is to ensure students understand the risks associated with H2S so as to minimize potential workplace hazards. This course meets the requirements of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) guidelines for working in H2S environments in the oil and gas sector.

 

REL’s training program and instructors are Energy Safety Canada (formerly ENFORM) Approved and Certified.

 

Curriculum Topics Include:

  • H2S Properties, Health Hazards and Locations
  • Hazard Assessment and Control
  • Respiratory Protective Equipment (SCBA/SABA)
  • Detection of H2S
  • Initial Response Strategy

 

Note: Participants required to bring Personal Protective Equipment.

 

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H2S Alive - REL

Course Duration: 1 day

 

Who Should Attend? 

 

This training program has been designed to address the safety concerns associated with Rigging and Slinging.

 

Curriculum Topics Include:

  • Legislative and Other Requirements
  • Types of Industrial Cranes
  • Types of Slings, Hardware and Their Uses
  • Lift planning, Load Dynamics and Sling Configurations
  • Best Practices and Crane Safety
  • Inspect Work area, Crane, Load, Slings and Hardware
  • Industrial Crane Signals
  • Safety During Crane Operations
  • Lift a Symmetrical Load using an Overhead Crane

 

Note: Participants required to bring Personal Protective Equipment.

 

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Rigging & Slinging - REL

Course Duration: 1 day

 

Who Should Attend? 

 

This training program is designed for health care maintenance and acute care workers, contactors and any personnel such as Engineers, Architects working in areas under construction, renovation and maintenance in a Health Care facility. Participants will receive training in identifying harmful materials and preventative measures to reduce patient exposure. This course meets the requirements under CSA Z317.13 Infection Control during construction, renovation, and maintenance of health care facilities.

 

REL’s instructor for this training is Mr. B. Rogers a Certified Industrial Hygienist with over 20 years experience in Infection Control.

 

Curriculum Topics include:

  1. Information Resources / Infections in the Health Care Sector
  2. Background on CSA Standard CZ317.13
  3. Content of CSA Standard CZ317.13
  4. Comparison to CCDR Document
  5. Construction Techniques for Infection Control including Specific requirements, material selection, and remedial measures
  6. Effective implementation and practical applications of Infection Control
  7. “Lessons Learned” and summary of inspections issues identified while providing oversight on previous projects

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Infection Control - REL

Course Duration: 2 day

 

Who Should Attend? 

 

Participants should include individuals required to perform the duties of scaffold erectors, dismantlers or users. This course prepares participants to recognize the hazards associated with the type of scaffold being used and understand the procedures to control these hazards. Emphasis and practical exercises will focus on Frame Scaffolding. 

 

Curriculum Topics include:

  • Introduction to Ladders
  • Scaffolding Components and Requirements
  • Legislative Requirements
  • Hazard Identification, Recognition and Control
  • Procurement and Donning of PPE
  • Requirements for Design & Erection of Scaffolds: Qualified Erector / Training Requirements
  • Supports / Bracing Requirements
  • Pinning Requirements
  • Access Points / Ladders / Stairwells / Ramps
  • Platform Requirements / Planking
  • Guardrail Systems
  • Load Capacity
  • Falling Objects Protection

 

Note: Participants must be physically fit and have no medical condition that would prevent participation in strenuous, physical activity and/or work at heights. Participants must possess good hand-eye co-ordination, a good sense of balance and have good physical strength (medically fit) with the ability to handle weights of upwards of 22 kg. Participants must bring Personal Protective Equipment.

 

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Ladder & Scaffold Safety - REL

Course Duration: 3 day

 

Who Should Attend? 

 

This course is designed to provide the knowledge required to work safely with mold. Participants will develop an understanding of the potential health effects of mold along with the importance of legislation and industry standard compliance.

 

Curriculum Topics include:

  • Introduction to Mold
  • Communication strategies
  • Evaluation of Investigation Findings
  • Determination of Remediation Scope
  • Administrative Controls
  • Remediation Practical Considerations
  • Mold Abatement ProceduresClass A1 –Minor Mold Problems
  • Class A2 –Moderate Mold Problems
  • Class A3 –Major Mold Problems
  • Worker Protection
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Respiratory Program
  • Protective Clothing
  • Hands-on Training (Enclosure setup)

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Mold Abatement Techniques

Course Duration: 1 Day

 

Who Should Attend? 

 

This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to work safely with mold. Its purpose is also to develop an understanding of the importance of compliance and legislative guidelines, along with the potential health effects of mold exposure.

 

Curriculum Topics include:

  • Introduction to Mold
  • Communication strategies
  • Evaluation of Investigation Findings
  • Determination of Remediation Scope
  • Administrative Controls
  • Remediation Practical Considerations
  • Mold Abatement ProceduresClass A1 –Minor Mold Problems
  • Class A2 –Moderate Mold Problems
  • Class A3 –Major Mold Problems

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Mold Abatement Awareness - REL

Course Duration: 2 Day

 

Who should attend?

 

This course is designed to provide members of the Occupational Health and Safety Committees, Workers Health and Safety Representatives and Designates the knowledge required to fulfill the duties and responsibilities under the Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations. This program will provide the training required to implement and monitor an Occupational Health and Safety program and become health and safety ambassadors, role models and mentors in the workplace.

REL ‘s training program and instructors are WorkplaceNLApproved and Certified.

 

Curriculum Topics include:

  • Introduction to OH&S
  • OH&S Committee, Representative and Designate
  • OH&S Legislation and Regulations
  • OH&S Program and benefits
  • Internal Responsibility System (IRS)
  • Structure and Membership
  • Duties and Responsibilities of Committee Members
  • OH&S Meetings, Inspections, and Incident Investigations
  • Hazard Identification, Emergencies Preparedness, and Disability Management
  • Auditing

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OH&S Committee

Course Duration: ½ day

 

Who Should Attend? 

 

This training program has been designed to address the safety concerns associated with working near power lines by recognizing hazards and putting controls in place to prevent injury to people and property damage. This training program is a legal requirement for operators of boom trucks, mobile cranes, and other similar equipment and anyone working in close proximity to power lines.

REL ‘s training program and instructors are WorkplaceNLApproved and Certified.

 

Curriculum Topics include:

  • Employers’ and workers’ rights and responsibilities
  • Discuss need for training
  • Recognize power line structures
  • Distinguish between conductors and insulators
  • Identify the characteristics of electricity, how it travels and its effects
  • Know what to do in the case of contact
  • Apply relevant sections of legislation

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Power Line Hazards

Course Duration: 1 Day

 

Who should attend?

 

This program has been designed to address the safety concerns associated with Trenching, Excavation and Ground Disturbance. Participants will be able to recognize the hazards involved and control them to prevent accidents and injuries to workers.

 

Curriculum Topics include:

  • Trenching Safety Awareness
  • Trenching and Excavation Legislation
  • Trenching and Excavation Hazards
  • Hazard Controls
  • Inspection
  • Rescue and Emergency Procedure

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Trenching & Excavation - REL

 

Course Duration: 1/2 Day

 

Who should attend?

 

This training program has been designed to provide employees with knowledge and practice in traffic control on a worksite. Effective traffic control is critical for the safety of all persons entering your work zone. Both workers and the general public rely on traffic control persons to create a controlled, efficient zone for them to travel through or work in. All traffic control persons employed in Newfoundland and Labrador are required to complete this course approved by WorkplaceNL

REL ‘s training program and instructors are WorkplaceNLApproved and Certified.

 

Curriculum Topics include:

  • Legislation, Standards and Rules
  • Hazards, Risk Assessment and Controls
  • Traffic Control Equipment
  • Traffic Control Set-up and Removal
  • Emergency Planning and Response
  • Equipment Cleaning and Storage

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Traffic Control - REL

Course Duration: ½ Day

 

Who should attend?

 

This course is designed to reduce accidents and injuries from working with or in close proximity to hazardous chemicals (controlled products). It teaches participants how to recognize a hazardous material and identify the risks. It also prepares participants for the safe use, handling, storage and disposal of hazardous chemicals identified as controlled products under WHMIS 2015.

 

Curriculum Topics include:

  • Legislative Requirements
  • Chemical Hazards
  • Controlled Products
  • WHMIS 2015 Classifications / Symbols
  • Labels
  • Safety Data Sheet (SDS)
  • Workplace Responsibilities

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WHMIS 2015 - REL