Other Training Sessions You May Require

You may require other training sessions depending on your work environment, hazards or tasks. Review your work and conduct assessment(s) with your supervisor. Here are some course examples. This is not an exhaustive list.

  • Persons working in, or near, a laboratory or hazardous setting - Persons performing their regular work duties in workplaces such as laboratories, workshops, industrial areas or certain other locations may require additional training before performing their regular duties. Here is a non-exhaustive list of training that may be required. Speak with your supervisor to learn more about specific training requirements for your role.
  • Contractor Health and Safety Awareness (1 hour; online) - This short, general orientation to the University of Ottawa is intended for all contractors performing work at uOttawa sites and for and persons hiring contractors to conduct work for them. Participants will learn (in general terms) about potential hazards that may be encountered during the project as well as specific uOttawa policies, procedures and guides. This training is not intended to replace requirements set forth in legislation (either Federal, Provincial or Municipal), regulations, codes, standards, guidelines, directives, bid documents, contracts, or any other legal reference – it is solely intended to serve as a supplement to the aforementioned documents.
  • Standard First Aid and CPR (2 days; in-class) - This standard first-aid and CPR (Level A) course is designed for University of Ottawa designated first-aiders. Specific organizational practices as well as applicable legislation are covered, with time for practice. If requested, Level-C CPR training can also be arranged for an additional fee. If you’d like to learn more about the University's first aid program or want to volunteer as a designated first aider, please contact safety@uOttawa.ca.
  • CPR  Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (in-class) - If you’re working as an electrician, or conducting work involving electrical panels, then your CPR certification must be up-to-date.
  • Wilderness First Aid (3 days; in-class) - Intended for individuals conducting fieldwork in remote locations, the Wilderness First Aid course is intended to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to manage emergencies during field work, research and other activities. Because the course revolves around providing first aid in remote locations, it is recommended that all participants be certified first-aiders or have taken first-aid training in the recent past. The content is similar to a standard first-aid course, but with more details about specialized areas like hypothermia, med-evac and wildlife hazards.
  • Working at Heights Training (8 hours; in-class) - As of April 1, 2015, employers must ensure that certain workers complete a working at heights training program that has been approved by the Chief Prevention Officer and delivered by an approved training provider before they can work at heights.
  • Aerial Work Platform (4 hours; in-class) - This workshop is for workers operating aerial personnel-lifting devices, such as scissor lifts, Skyjacks, Zoom Booms, Genie Booms and elevating platforms (cherry pickers). It covers the hazards associated with their operation. You’ll become acquainted with applicable laws and regulations and actually practise what you’ve learned.
  • Forklift (8 hours; in-class) - This course in intended for operators of ride-on forklifts.  It covers the hazards associated with ride-on forklifts.
  • Industrial Low-Level Lift (4 hours; in-class) - This course is for operators of material-handling equipment such as industrial low-lift trucks; examples include powered lift trucks, dock stackers, etc. The session introduces the potential hazards, and demonstrates the correct procedures for loading, manoeuvring and setting loads, for parking and storage, and for pre-shift inspections.
  • Overhead Crane and Hoist (8 hours; in-class) - This course is for staff working with overhead cranes, hoists and chain blocks.  It covers the basic operating requirements for some of these devices. After attending both the theory and practical training modules, successful participants receive their crane operator card.
  • Asbestos Awareness (4 hours; in-class) - This training is for users (facility managers, CCS, TLSS-MDS, project managers, workers or supervisors in areas with asbestos, etc.) directing, scheduling, contracting, arranging or otherwise doing work related to a building. It provides participants with an introduction to what asbestos is, what the hazards are and what precautions that might be required during a project.
  • Confined Spaces (8 hours; in-class) - This training is for users (facility managers, CCS, TLSS-MDS, project managers, workers or supervisors in areas with confined spaces, etc.) directing, scheduling, contracting, arranging or otherwise doing work related to a building. It provides participants with an introduction to what confined spaces are, what hazards can exist in them and how to enter them. Training covers filling out the proper permits and paperwork in accordance with the University's confined-space program.
  • Boat Safety (2 hours; online) - If you will be operating a motor boat as part of your field work, you must provide proof of basic boating safety training.
  • Canadian Firearms Safety Training (in-class) - If you must acquire, possess, transport or use a firearm, you’re required under the Firearms Act to take the Canadian Firearms Safety Course (CFSC) and pass the tests, or challenge and pass the CFSC tests without taking the course.

You may require additional job-specific training. Speak with your supervisor to find out.

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