Oil Sands Skills Courses

OSSA Elevated Work Platform

This training program is designed to meet the needs of Elevated Work Platform Operators, regardless of brand.

This course consists of the following:
Introducing the principles of safe operation of an Elevated Work Platform
Instructing the individual how to evaluate operating skills
Introducing the regulatory bodies governing operators
Explaining proper record keeping
Course Duration: Two days

ESC Fall Protection

The ESC Fall protection is a standardized course which is recognized by Suncor, Syncrude, Albian Sands and C.N.R.L. This course has been developed to train the end user and provide an awareness and introduction to Fall Protection and it’s legislation.

The Fall protection course trains in the following areas.
Legislation
Travel Restraint
Fall Arrest
Types of Harnesses
Control Zones
Free Fall Distance
Suspension Trauma
ESC Fall Protection Expires every 3 years

ESC Firewatch

The ESC Firewatch is a standardized course which is recognized by Suncor, Syncrude, Albian Sands and C.N.R.L. This course has been developed to train the end user and provide an awareness and introduction to Firewatch, fire extinguishers and legislation. The Firewatch course consists of the following topics.

Legislation
Firewatch planning
Fire extinguishers
Class of fires
Fire behaviors
Operation of fire extinguisher
Practical component                                                                                            ESC Firewatch does not expire

OSSA Confined Space

This Confined Space training standard has been established to provide training providers with direction as to the minimum training program content requirements to meet the needs of the Oil Sands companies. A training program meeting this standard would typically require 4 hours to complete, depending on class size, number of instructors and any class room props used for practical demonstration and testing.

It should be noted that the training required to meet this standard focuses on the minimum training requirement needs of the End-User. Successful completion of this Confined Space training certifies the End-User to act as a Confined Space Monitor for Confined Space Level 2 and Confined Space Level 3 entries and may certify the End-User to engage in Confined Space Level 1 Monitor.

The OSSA Confined Space course consists of the following topics:

Legislation
Employer’s responsibilities
Employee’s responsibilities
Types of confined spaces (levels of entry Level 1,2,3 )
Pre Planning
Hazard Identification
Methods of control
Rescue and escape
OSSA Confined Space  Expires every 3 years

Common Safety Orientation

In an effort to streamline the new worker orientation process and to further support the Oil Sands goal to standardize these types of activities within the region, we are pleased to announce the rollout of the Common Safety Orientation Program.

Upon completion of the Common Safety Orientation Program a worker will be able to present their credential to any of the Oil Sands Owner Member sites (Albian Sands Energy Inc., Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., Suncor Energy Inc., and Syncrude Canada Ltd.) as proof of completing the required site access orientation.

The Common Safety Orientation Program Includes studies in the following areas:

Security
Safety
Common Hazards
Risk Assessment
This course is approximately one hour in duration and does not expire

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