Oil Sands Skills Courses

ESC Mobile Elevated Work Platform

This course provides basic operator training for working with Type 3, Group B Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) as outlined in CSA B354.7:17. Participants discuss the fundamentals of assessing the job scope and understanding workplace requirements and hazards. Participants also engage in hands-on training activities, including a field level hazard assessment, pre-use equipment inspection and basic operation of a MEWP. While this basic course can be used as part of a worker’s competency assessment, the employer must designate a worker as a “competent person” based on specific tasks assigned

ESC Fall Protection

This course provides basic fall protection training to work in areas with potential fall hazards. Participants will engage in hands-on training activities, including inspecting, fitting, adjusting and connecting fall protection systems and components. While this basic course can be used as part of a worker’s competency assessment, the employer must designate a worker as a “competent person” based on specific tasks assigned.

ESC Firewatch

This half-day classroom course covers the duties of the Fire Watch position. It focuses on the roles and responsibilities of a Fire Watch before, during, and after hot work, including reviewing permits, hazard identification, communication, and emergency response.

ESC Confined Space

Confined space work involves some of the most critical hazards in the oil and gas industry, so it is critical to understand and plan for them before starting work. This Confined Space Entry and Monitor course teaches participants to identify, understand and mitigate the potential hazards of working in restricted and confined spaces. Developed using the Canadian Standards Association’s Z1006-16 Management of Work in Confined Spaces and the Canadian Association of Oil and Gas Producers’ Code of Practice for Confined Space.

Common Safety Orientation

This course provides new workers with safety messaging that explains safe work practices and eliminates the need for redundant general orientation training. CSO is available online and is available for access on any computer that has a webcam