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Education and Training2018-09-17T15:05:33+00:00

At Arcose Consulting Ltd., we offer specialized training for all workplaces.
Each of our training programs come complete with the following:

Courses We Offer

Health & Safety Training

Our consultants have a wealth of knowledge and experience providing professional training on many topics within various industries including but not limited to:

  • Asbestos Management and Awareness
  • Lead Management and Awareness
  • Confined Space
  • Safety Culture and Organizational Responsibilities
  • WHMIS 2015
  • Changes to Recent Regulations

All developed training can be customized and can be conducted at your workplace.

Courses vary in content and number of participants.

All training includes a check for comprehension with certificates awarded upon successful completion.

Safety Fundamentals

This course is designed to provide employers and leadership with information required to be a duly diligent organization. WorkSafeBC defines due diligence as taking all reasonable steps to protect workers from harm. “All reasonable steps” is based on the level of judgment and care that a person would reasonably be expected to take under the circumstances. Training topics for Due Diligence for employers and leadership include, but are not limited to:

  • Employer Roles & Responsibilities
  • Safety Culture
  • Legislation and Bill C-45
  • WorkSafeBC and Enforcement
  • Due Diligence & Record-keeping
  • Safety Management Systems

Our team of experienced and professional consultants is able to work with your organization to develop and customize training that is effective and meets the needs of your organization.

Effective supervisors improve productivity while reducing risk to the organization by promoting health & safety and preventing injuries and occupational illness.

WorkSafeBC defines a supervisor as a person who instructs, directs, and controls workers in the performance of their duties.

This course is designed to provide supervisors with the information and tools needed to prevent injuries and illness in the workplace and demonstrate due diligence.

Training topics for Safety Fundamentals for Supervisors include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervisor Roles & Responsibilities
  • Legislation and Bill C-45
  • Due Diligence & Record-keeping
  • Safety Management Systems
  • Safety Culture
  • Effective supervision
  • Effective communication
  • New and Young Workers

Our team of experienced and professional consultants is able to work with your organization to develop and customize training that is effective and meets the needs of your organization.

A Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee (JOHSC) is required when a workplace has 20 or more workers. It consists of employer and worker representatives who meet on a regular basis to deal with health and safety issues.

WorkSafeBC prescribes and mandates training for your JOHSC and worker representatives. Arcose will work with your organization to develop training that meets the requirements of WorkSafeBC. Training topics for your JOHSC and worker representatives include, but are not limited to:

  • The duties and functions of a joint committee
  • The rules of procedure of the joint committee
  • The requirements around conducting incident investigations
  • The requirements around conducting regular workplace inspections, and how to make regular inspections
  • The requirements around responding to a refusal of unsafe work
  • The requirements for annually evaluating the joint committee

Our team of experienced and professional consultants is able to work with your organization to develop and customize training that is effective and meets the needs of your organization.

WorkSafeBC identified an alarming trend that more than half of workplace accidents involving young (15-24 years) and new workers occur during their first six months on the job. It is important that new and young workers are given the tools and training to perform their job safely. Arcose can work with your organization to educate supervisors, as well as new and young workers, to ensure they are orientated effectively to the workplace and provided general health & safety information, as well as information specific to the workplace, such as: hazards, controls and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Our team of experienced and professional consultants is able to work with your organization to develop and customize training that is effective and meets the needs of your organization.

Program Specific Training

Health & Safety inspections are required by WorkSafeBC and are an effective tool in preventing injuries and occupational illness. When inspections are completed properly, they will reduce organizational risk and improve morale and communication within the organization. This course is designed to give participants the information and tools needed to perform an effective inspection. Training topics for inspection training include, but are not limited to:

  • Legislative Requirements
  • Inspection Life-Cycle
  • Guidelines and Checklists
  • Hazard Ratings
  • Documentation & Record-keeping
  • Follow-up and Corrective Action

Our team of experienced and professional consultants is able to work with your organization to develop and customize training that is effective and meets the needs of your organization.

Incident Investigations are prescribed by WorkSafeBC and must meet their minimum requirements to comply with regulation, demonstrate due diligence and to prevent similar incidents from occurring. Investigations of near-misses and incidents are required by WorkSafeBC and are an effective tool in preventing re-occurrence and serious injury. When investigations are completed properly, they will reduce organizational risk, and improve morale. This course is designed to give participants the information and tools needed to perform an effective incident investigation. Training topics for investigation training include, but are not limited to:

  • Legislative Requirements
  • Purpose of Investigations
  • “How-to” of Investigations
  • Guidelines and Investigation Templates
  • Documentation & Record-keeping
  • Interim and Full Corrective Action

Our team of experienced and professional consultants is able to work with your organization to develop and customize training that is effective and meets the needs of your organization.

Violence in the workplace is an issue affecting all  industries and can have devastating effects in your workplace. WorkSafeBC defines violence as the attempted or actual exercise by a person, other than a worker, of any physical force so as to cause injury to a worker, and includes any threatening statement or behavior which gives a worker reasonable cause to believe that he or she is at risk of injury. WorkSafeBC mandates that workers that may be exposed to a risk of violence be instructed on recognition, procedures, and response.

Training topics for Violence in the Workplace training include, but are not limited to:

  • Workplace violence, recognition of signs and behaviours
  • Responsibilities
  • Identifying and assessing risk factors
  • Violence prevention
  • Response and emergency procedures

Our team of experienced and professional consultants is able to work with your organization to develop and customize training that is effective and meets the needs of your organization.

WorkSafeBC defines a confined space as an enclosed or partially enclosed area that is big enough for a worker to enter. These spaces are not designed for someone to work in regularly, but they may be accessed from time to time for inspection, cleaning, maintenance, or repair.

Training topics for Confined Space training include, but are not limited to:

  • Inventory and Confined Spaces
  • Responsibilities
  • Identification, Assessment and Control of Hazards
  • Entry Procedures and Permits
  • Response and Emergency Procedures

Our team of experienced and professional consultants is able to work with your organization to develop and customize training that is effective and meets the needs of your organization.

Ergonomics Training

Ergonomics is the practice of fitting the workplace to the worker to increase safety and reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries (MSIs). Ergonomics applies to all workers, regardless of the job type or industry they are working in. WorkSafeBC lists MSIs as the most common work-related injury in British Columbia. MSIs affect the body’s soft-tissue and include injuries such as tendonitis and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Training topics for ergonomics include, but are not limited to:

  • What ergonomics is and its role in the workplace
  • How to identify risk factors for poor ergonomics
  • How to identify early signs and symptoms of MSIs
  • Health effects of MSIs
  • How to set up work stations to improve ergonomics
  • Engineering and administrative ergonomic control methods

Our team of experienced and professional consultants is able to work with your organization to develop and customize training that is effective and meets the needs of your organization.

Hazardous Materials Training

The presence of hazardous building materials affects how workers and the public use a space.  Failing to identify and manage these materials safely can be a significant health risk and negatively affect project schedules, budgets and regulatory compliance.  Understanding the hazards associated with these materials and how to handle them helps to minimize these risks.

Training topics for hazardous building materials include, but are not limited to:

  • Material types and locations
  • Health hazards
  • Risk factors and level of risk
  • Regulatory compliance requirements
  • Controls to minimize exposures
  • Work procedures
  • The use and limitations of PPE
  • Health monitoring
  • Exposure monitoring
  • Program development

Our team of experienced and professional consultants is able to work with your organization to develop and customize training that is effective and meets the needs of your organization.

Biological hazardous substances are identified by WorkSafeBC as biological substances which are classified by the Public Health Agency of Canada as Risk Group 2, 3 or 4.  This includes everything from Influenza viruses, to Bacillus Anthracis, to Hepatitis viruses, and Aspergillus species.  These substances are found in all types of work environments, including healthcare, schools, security, accommodations, construction and janitorial.  Knowing how to identify and manage the risk is a key step to keeping yourself and others safe.

Training topics for biological hazards include, but are not limited to:

  • Identification
  • Health hazards
  • Risk factors
  • Regulatory compliance requirements
  • Controls to minimize exposures
  • Work procedures
  • The use and limitations of PPE
  • Health monitoring
  • Program development

Our team of experienced and professional consultants is able to work with your organization to develop and customize training that is effective and meets the needs of your organization.

Fungal contamination can quickly develop if building materials are exposed to elevated moisture levels for prolonged periods of time.  Knowing how to minimize the risk of a developing fungal contamination problem and what to do if one does develop, can help to keep occupants safe and minimize costs and disruptions.

Training topics for fungal contamination include, but are not limited to:

  • Preventions
  • Identification
  • Health hazards
  • Risk factors
  • Regulatory compliance requirements
  • Controls to minimize exposures
  • Work procedures
  • The use and limitations of PPE
  • Prevention program development

Our team of experienced and professional consultants is able to work with your organization to develop and customize training that is effective and meets the needs of your organization.

Canada has aligned the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), calling it WHMIS 2015. WHMIS is designed to educate workers on hazard classes, labels, pictograms and Safety Data Sheets (SDS). All workers who use or may be exposed to hazardous products must be trained in WHMIS.

Training topics for WHMIS 2015 training include, but are not limited to:

  • WHMIS and Responsibilities
  • Labels (Supplier and Workplace)
  • Hazard Classes and Pictograms
  • Safety Data Sheets

Our team of experienced and professional consultants is able to work with your organization to develop and customize training that is effective and meets the needs of your organization.

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