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Course Directory: In-Class & On-Site

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IRWIN'S Safety Courses

Below is a full list of individual courses we offer. They are organized into ENTRY LEVEL CORE & SKILLS courses, ROPE ACCESS, EMERGENCY RESPONSE and INSTRUCTOR TRAINING.

Many courses get grouped together into industry or activity specific collections. Click here to view our "Industry Ready" Course Packages.

If you don't see a course or collection of courses you are looking for, or would like to create Customized Courses & Programs, please contact us to discuss. 

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ASBESTOS AWARENESS

Asbestos Awareness teaches an overview of asbestos uses, hazards, and regulation. This course is designed for anyone who may encounter asbestos in the workplace or home and those who are health & safety professionals or administer Asbestos Management Programs.

 

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BASIC FOOD SAFETY

Basic Food Safety is an Entry-Level Core Training course. Trainees develop the skills and awareness to utilize safe food handling procedures and identify food safety hazards.

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BEAR AWARE

Bear Aware prepares you for working in an area with active bears 

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BEAR AWARENESS (VIRTUAL REALITY)

Bear Aware prepares you for working in an area with active bears. and uses Virtual Reality Technology to simulate situations.

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CHAINSAW AWARENESS FOR ADMINISTRATORS

Chainsaw Awareness is an Entry Level Core Training course required for administrators on sites that use chainsaws.

 

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CONFINED SPACE ENTRY MONITOR (CSEM)

Confined Space Entry and Monitor will prepare you for entering and monitoring the air in confined spaces.

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CSTS (ONLINE INCLUDES FACILITATION)

CSTS or Construction Safety Training System is a safety awareness program for workers in the construction industry.

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ESTS (ONLINE INCLUDES FACILITATION)

ESTS or Electrical Safety Training System is a safety awareness course covering electrical safety, arc flash & shock.  It is developed for workers who perform energized electrical work.

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FALL PROTECTION

Fall Protection prepares you to for working at heights using a fall arrest or fall protection equipment.

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FIRE & SPARK WATCH

Fire and Spark Watch is an Entry-Level Core Training course for anyone looking to work as a skilled safety watch and potential first responder.

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FIRE EXTINGUISHER AWARENESS

Fire extinguisher awareness provides you with the knowledge on how to fully extinguish fires and how to use fire extinguishers.

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WORKPLACE ADVANCED FIRST AID

Workplace Advanced First Aid is for anyone typically designated as the workplace's first aid responder.

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FIRST AID - EMERGENCY

Emergency First Aid is for anyone looking to meet required Occupational Health and safety standards regarding emergency First Aid procedures.

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OFA 1 OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID - OUT OF JURISDICTION

Out-of-jurisdiction OFA 1 First aid acts as an equivalency test for out of province certifications comparable to OFA 1.

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OFA 1 OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID

This course certifies trainees with a Level 1 Occupational First Aid Certificate permitting them to work as an OFA L1 First Aid Attendant on a worksite in BC. 

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FIRST AID - STANDARD LEVEL A

Standard first aid is for anyone looking to meet provincial standards for first aid.

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FIRST AID - STANDARD LEVEL C

Standard First Aid Level C includes all topics in standard first aid but includes CPR level C certification. 

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FIRST AID - WILDERNESS

Wilderness first aid is for anyone needing a higher level of first aid training to respond to emergencies in an isolated wilderness setting.

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GAS DETECTION

Gas Detection and Air Monitoring is a course required for anyone who uses gas detection and air monitoring equipment in the workplace.

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GROUND DISTURBANCE LEVEL II

The intended objective of this one day course is to educate participants on the regulatory requirements of when a ground disturbance takes place and what the preventative measures are to all buried facilities.

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H2S ALIVE

This course is intended for all workers in the petroleum industry employed in environments with the risk of potential H2S exposure.

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LOCK OUT / TAG OUT

Trainees learn lockout/tagout regulations, which types of machinery require lockout/tagout procedures and why, and how to follow lockout/tagout procedures.

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OILFIELD DRIVER AWARENESS

This course is designed to meet the Alberta Government requirements for equivalency for the Oilfield Driver Awareness (ODA) Course. The program is designed for drivers of both light duty and semi-trailer drivers.

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PCST PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION SAFETY TRAINING. (ONLINE INCLUDES FACILITATION)

Pipeline Construction Safety teaches the entire pipeline construction process from beginning to end and the various hazards which can present themselves during each construction phase.

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RED CROSS OXYGEN ADMINISTRATION

This course teaches how to operate various oxygen devices as well as to respond and treat respiratory emergencies.

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SCAFFOLD AWARENESS

Working on scaffolding can be one of the most dangerous jobs on a construction site. It doesn't need to be. When they are used and maintained correctly, scaffolds are safe. This awareness-level course provides employees with vital information to help them recognize unsafe practices and to work safely on and with scaffolds. Ideal learners are employees who perform work while on scaffolds.

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SiteReadyBC

SiteReadyBC is the first comprehensive construction site safety orientation program developed in British Columbia, providing workers with the core knowledge they need to understand the safety requirements of any construction site in the province and to work there with confidence.

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WILDERNESS SURVIVAL TRAINING

This course certifies trainees with a Basic Survival certificate that equips them for survival situations in the wilderness.

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TDG

The Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) training course is required for any worker who handles, offers for transport, or transports goods defined as dangerous by law.

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WHMIS 2015

The WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) course is required for anyone working in a sector that handles or works with hazardous materials.

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WILDLIFE AWARENESS (INCLUDES BEAR AWARENESS)

Wilderness Awareness, also known as Bear Awareness, is a course useful for anyone who may be working in a remote area with a high risk of encountering wildlife.

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ACCIDENT INVESTIGATON

This course is intended for those in a position to investigate incidents such as facility management or health and safety employees.

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ADVANCED FOOD SAFETY

Advanced Food Safety Certificate permits you to own, operate or supervise a food service establishment.

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AERIAL WORK PLATFORM (AWP)

Our aerial work platform course will instruct you to safely operate a zoomboom/telehandler.

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ARGO OPERATOR

Trainees develop the skills to safely operate an Argo vehicle on various types terrain as well as how to best maintain and accessorize an Argo.

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ASBESTOS REMEDIATION

Trainees learn about asbestos and it's properties, uses and health effects before learning how to safely and successfully perform Type 1, Type 2, and Type 3 asbestos removal and abatement operations.

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ATV OPERATOR

Our ATV course will instruct you to safely operate an All-Terrain Vehicle.

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BACKHOE

Our Backhoe course will prepare you to safely operate a backhoe on a worksite.

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BUCKET TRUCK

A 3-day Bucket Truck Training Course combines classroom experience with hands-on training. In-class, participants learn relevant provincial and federal bucket truck regulations, inspection techniques, safety tips, and when not to operate a bucket truck due to adverse conditions.

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COMPACTION EQUIPMENT (ROLLERS)

Our Compact roller training is for anyone working with a compact rollers, for example a construction site.

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DEFENSIVE DRIVING

Defensive Driving is an Entry-Level Core Course that teaches workers how to better avoid road hazards.

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DOZER

Dozer or Bulldozer Training is a course required for anyone who will be operating a dozer in a workplace environment, such as in large-scale construction or mining.

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FALLER CHALLENGE PREP COURSE

This course is designed for those who have completed basic chainsaw training and are working toward becoming a certified faller.

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FALLER EVALUATION

This evaluation is a 1 day course consisting of a written exam and practical, ten tree evaluation performed by a Qualified Supervisor Trainer (QST).

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FLAGGER

Flagger Training is a specialized course for trainees pursuing specific work as a Flag Person.

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FORKLIFT

Our forklift class will certify you to safely operate a forklift.

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GRADER

Our Grader course will certify you in the safe use of grading equipment on a worksite.

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JOINT HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE - INCIDENT INVESTIGATION

This course will provide students with the tools and knowledge to effectively investigate incidents and successfully perform corrective actions.

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JOINT HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE - OH&S PART 1

This course will introduce new members of Joint Health and Safety Committees to the fundamentals of occupational health and safety

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JOINT HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE - OH&S PART 2

This course is designed for current committee members, managers and workers and will expand upon their OH&S knowledge.

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JOINT HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE -PREVENTING WORKPLACE STRESS

The purpose of this course is to give students the tools to identify work-related sources of stress, produce reports regarding these stressors and implement effective corrective actions to mitigate them moving forward.

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JOINT HEALTH & SAFETY COMMITTEE TRAINING

These courses certify trainees with a Joint Health and Safety Certificate permitting them to work as a workplace health and safety representative or serve on a workplace joint health and safety committee.

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LEAD ABATEMENT

Lead Abatement teaches about lead and it's properties, uses and health effects.

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LOADER OPERATOR

This training program is designed to provide wheel loader operators with a solid foundation in health and safety standards, preventative maintenance and proper procedures for safe operation.

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MERCURY AWARENESS

Trainees learn the health effects of mercury, the environments in which it may be present, and associated safe work practices.

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OVERHEAD CRANE

Our overhead crane course will certify you in the safe use of overhead cranes at a worksite.

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PAL (Possession and Acquisition License)

A PAL is required for anyone in Canada who wants to own a non-restricted firearm. This training prepares a future gun owner to safely and responsibly own and operate a firearm following Canadian law and safety specifications/features.  

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POWER SAW OPERATOR

This course certifies trainees with a Power Saw Operator’s Certificate which permits them to operate a power saw in a workplace environment.

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POWER SAW OPERATOR RE-CERTIFICATION

Chainsaw re-certification is a refresher course to renew your chainsaw basic certification.

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PROPANE FILLING

Propane Filling is an Entry Level Skills Training course. Trainees learn the characteristics of propane, propane hazards, and how to safely handle propane in a filling capacity.

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RADIO COMMUNICATIONS AWARENESS

This course certifies trainees with a Radio Communications Awareness Certificate which equips them with the basic skills to operate two-way radios.

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RADIO OPERATIONS

Radio Operations is an Entry Level Skills Training course. Trainees learn correct radio terminology, the technical skills of radio operation, and emergency radio procedures.

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RIGGING FUNDAMENTALS

This course certifies trainees with a Rigging Fundamentals Certificate which permits them to perform hoisting and rigging via crane or other equipment on the worksite.

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RIGGER - LEVEL 2 ADVANCED

This course certifies trainees with a Level 2 Advanced Rigger Certificate which equips them to manage complex loads, cranes and alternative lifting devices.

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ROCK TRUCK

Our rock truck course will certify you to safely use a rock truck or articulated dump truck on a worksite.

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SANDING TRUCK

The Sanding Truck course will certify you in the safe operation of a sanding truck.

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SHOTGUN USE

Shotgun Training covers the fundamentals of shotgun shooting. This course includes live fire and instruction to train students to safely and responsibly use a shotgun in all basic range conditions. 

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SILICA AWARENESS

Trainees develop awareness about the hazards of silica dust exposure and learn some techniques to avoid and reduce exposure.

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SKID STEER

Certifies trainees with a Skid Steer Heavy Equipment Operator’s Certificate which permits them to operate a skid steer on a worksite.

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SNOWMOBILE OPERATOR

Snowmobile Training will develop skills to safely operate snowmobiles on various types of terrain and learn how to manage hazards such as thin ice, thick foliage and hills.

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SNOWPLOW TRUCK

Our Snow Plow truck course will certify you in safely using a snow plow mounted-truck

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SUPERVISOR SAFETY TRAINING

This course gives managers and supervisors the tools to recognize hazards and effectively mitigate them to prevent injuries and illness while growing a culture of safety at your workplace.

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STREET SWEEPER

Our Street Sweeper course will certify you in safely operating a street sweeper

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TRACK EXCAVATOR

The Track Excavator course will instruct you on how to safely use a track excavator on large-scale excavation projects

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TRAFFIC CONTROL TRAINING

Traffic Control Training is a specialized Entry-Level Skills Training course for trainees pursuing specific work as a Flag Person. There are no prerequisites besides some very basic familiarity with traffic laws. However, Wilderness Awareness may be a useful companion course. 

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TRAILER TOWING CLASS 5

This course is for valid class 4 or 5 driver's license holders wanting to tow heavy commercial trailers weighing more than 4600kgs fully-loaded. This course does not cover or certify students in the use of air brake systems on the trailer or truck.

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TRUCK AND TRAILER (LOAD SECUREMENT)

Truck and Trailer Training will instruct you on how to transport large, bulky items or unusual materials secured in place.

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TRENCHER & PLOW

Trencher and plow training will certify you on how to safely operate a trencher and plow.

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UTV OPERATOR

UTV Training is an Entry Level Skills Training course useful for anyone who may require the use of all-terrain vehicles on the job, or for pleasure. Trainees taking this course must provide their own vehicle. Companion courses depend on the field of work.

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WALK BEHIND TRENCHER

Walk Behind Trencher training combines classroom experience with hands-on training to certify you in the safe use of trencher equipment.

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WHEEL LOADER

Wheel loader training will prepare you to operate this type of tractor with a front-mounted square bucket that allows it to collect, transport and deposit material

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ZOOM BOOM

Zoom Boom Training is an Entry-Level Skills Training course that develops the skills to operate zoom booms, utilize safe operating procedures and identify hazards on the worksite.

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HIGH ANGLE ROPE RESCUE

The focus is on confined space and high angle rope rescue. The participants leaving this course will be professionally capable of protecting themselves in rescue situations, will be able to employ advanced safe and efficient rescue techniques, and can provide rescues in survival situations.

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IRATA LEVEL 1

This course is for students who are completely new to rope access. You'll be introduced to the IRATA certification process, learn how to operate rope access systems, and discover your role in a rescue team.

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IRATA LEVEL 2

A Level 2 IRATA certification further expands on the knowledge and practical application of advanced rigging techniques in more complex situations than IRATA Level 1. Rescues are also further explored with an emphasis on situations involving both one and two persons.

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ROPE RESCUE TRAINING LEVEL 1 (OPERATIONS)

Rope Rescue Operations training will provide you with technical knowledge and experience with high angle and confined space rescue techniques. The Level 1 Operations course provides individuals with a limited ability to identify hazards, use equipment, and perform technical rescue operations as per NFPA 1006 standards.

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ROPE RESCUE TRAINING LEVEL 2 (TECHNICIAN)

The Level 2 Rope Rescue Technician course provides individuals with an advanced ability to identify hazards, use equipment, and perform technical rescue operations as per NFPA 1006 standards.

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SPRAT

Level 1 is designed for those who have no previous Industrial Rope Access experience and will be working at heights using a rope access system. On completion and certification, you will be able to practice Rope Access tasks and basic rescues under the management of a supervisor.

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TOWER RESCUE AWARENESS

This course is designed for students working in industrial or commercial environments with towers, such as high-rise buildings, cell phone towers, or tower cranes. It offers students with a strong knowledge of rope equipment, climbing, and mechanical advantage systems new techniques for operations on towers less than 300 ft. high.

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TOWER RESCUE OPERATIONS

This course is designed for students working in industrial or commercial environments with towers such as high-rise buildings, cell phone towers, or tower cranes. It offers students with a strong knowledge of rope equipment, climbing, and mechanical advantage systems new techniques for operations on towers less than 300 ft. high.

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TOWER RESCUE TECHNICIAN

This course is for anyone looking to further their life skills in rescue operations. It teaches a high degree of technical knowledge and experience with high angle and confined space rescue techniques.

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AVALANCHE SAFETY TRAINING - AWARENESS

This course provides the knowledge and understanding students require to identify and avoid avalanche hazards. It also offers a practical training portion where these skills are applied in real-life scenarios.

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AVALANCHE SAFETY TRAINING - REFRESHER

This course will refresh your knowledge of avalanche hazards, hazard identification and how to avoid them. This course is 1 day and takes place in the field.

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CONFINED SPACE ENTRY W/ BASIC RESCUE (AWARENESS), WINCH & SELF-RESCUE

This course is designed for operators working at a facility with 1 confined space or a series of similar confined spaces with vertical access. This course is modified based on the confined space type in question, and is designed to be taught to a group of coworkers at the facility where the confined space exists.

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CONFINED SPACE - VESSEL EXTRACTION

This course certifies trainees in rescue operations for one specific low- to moderate-risk confined space, allowing employers to meet government regulations with regards to providing rescue operations for that space.

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EMR - EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER

EMR certifies trainees with an Emergency Medical Responder Certificate which permits them to act as a medical first responder to emergencies..

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HAZMAT AWARENESS

This course certifies trainees with a Hazmat Operations Certificate which permits them to respond to hazardous materials situations.

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HAZMAT INCIDENT COMMAND

This course certifies trainees with a Hazmat Incident Command certificate which permits them to take command of a response team in the event of a hazardous materials incident.

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HAZMAT OPERATIONS

This course certifies trainees with a Hazmat Operations Certificate permitting them to respond to hazardous materials situations.

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HAZMAT TECHNICIAN

This course certifies trainees with a Hazmat Technician Certificate permitting a graduate to respond to Hazmat or WMD situations.

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INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM (IN CLASS)

Incident Command System 100 is an Emergency Services Training course for any worker who may be called on to respond to a large-scale emergency.

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OFA 2 OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID

OFA 2 certifies trainees with a Level 2 Occupational First Aid Certificate. This permits them to work as a certified occupational first aid attendant on a worksite in BC.

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OFA 3 OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID

This course certifies trainees with a Level 3 Occupational First Aid Certificate. Upon completion, this permits graduates to work as a Level 3 certified Occupational First Aid attendant on a worksite in BC.

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OFA 3 OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID - OUT OF JURISDICTION

This is a certification program for out-of-jurisdiction first aiders who do not need to be retrained, but need to familiarize themselves with BC laws and regulations

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OFA 3 TO EMR BRIDGING COURSE

This bridging program provides the Occupational First Aid or First Responder extra skills and medications to become a licensed Emergency Medical Responder. People pursuing a career as a Level 1 Paramedic, oil rig medics, mining medics, firefighters and occupational first aiders will be interested in this course.

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RESCUE AWARENESS FOR SUPERVISORS

Rescue Awareness certifies managers/supervisors with a Rescue Awareness Certificate which prepares them for rescue incidents that might occur on a worksite.

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RESCUE EVALUATION

This course certifies Rescue Operators or Technicians with the appropriate NFPA Level 1 or 2 certificates.

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RESCUE OPERATIONS

Rescue Operations certifies trainees with a Rescue Operator’s Certificate (equivalent to NFPA 1006 Level 1) which permits them to perform basic confined space and/or rope rescues under supervision.

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RESCUE TECHNICIAN

Rescue Technician certifies trainees with a Rescue Technician Certificate (equivalent to NFPA Level 2) which permits them to perform complex rescue operations and supervise rescue operators.

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S-100 FIRE SUPPRESSION

S100 Fire Suppression is an Emergency Services Training course required for anyone who wants to work as a wildfire firefighter. BC

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S-100 RECERTIFICATION

Recertification in S100 Fire Suppression is required for anyone who wants to work as a wildfire firefighter with an expired ticket.

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S-185 FIRE ENTRAPMENT

S185 Fire Entrapment Avoidance is an advanced Emergency Services Training course required for wildfire firefighters under contract with the BC government and recommended for all other wildfire firefighters.

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S-212 COMMUNICATIONS

S212 Fire Communications is an Emergency Services Training course required for wildfire firefighters and dispatchers who communicate through Ministry of Forestry radio channels.

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S-232 PORTABLE PUMPS

This course certifies trainees with a Portable Pumps Certificate equipping them to set up and operate portable water delivery systems as necessary in firefighting operations.

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SWIFT WATER RESCUE – INTRO AND AWARENESS

This course certifies trainees with a Swiftwater Rescue Awareness Certificate which teaches the basics of swiftwater rescue and equips trainees to assist with shore-based, low-risk rescues.

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SWIFT WATER RESCUE OPERATIONS

This course certifies trainees with a Swift Water Rescue Operations Certificate. Students are taught the basics of swift water rescue and equips trainees to perform shore-based rescues.

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SWIFT WATER RESCUE TECHNICIAN

This course gives trainees a Swift Water Rescue Technician Certificate which permits them to perform water-based rescues.

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TRANSPORTATION
ENDORSEMENT

Transportation Endorsement is an advanced Specialized First Aid course that prepares First Aid workers to move patients.

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TRAIN THE TRAINER

Train-the-Trainer courses certify you as an IRWIN'S Safety instructor. They can be any of our in-house developed training courses and they will give your management the opportunity to offer up-to-date training courses developed by educational and industrial professionals.

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RESPIRATORY PROTECTION AND FIT TESTER

Our Respiratory Protection and Fit Tester course give you the skills to perform qualitative and quantitative fit tests. This course is designed to certify the student as a fit testing administrator.

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