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Construction Safety Officer Training CNST 1100

Construction Course

Course details

This course helps prepare students for work as a safety officer on a construction, mine or oil and gas site. Students will learn how to clearly and effectively communicate with others on a work site, identify hazards, and apply the Workers Compensation Act and occupational health and safety regulations to their environment. Students will also receive training with hand-held fire extinguishers, and the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System. Upon successfully finishing this course, students will receive a Statement of Completion.

Prerequisite(s)

  • It is recommended that students have grade 11 English or equivalent comprehension, and one year of experience on a work site (construction, mining, or oil rig and gas) is beneficial.

Credits

6.0

Cost

$1,511.45 - $1,550.20 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below are three offerings of CNST 1100 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 76311

Duration

Mon Feb 06 - Fri Feb 17 (2 weeks)

  • 2 weeks
  • CRN 76311
  • $1511.45
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 06 - Feb 17 Mon - Fri 07:30 - 16:30 Online
Instructor

Joe Chamberland

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$1511.45

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. This is an online class. Students are required to have their own desktop or laptop computer, a microphone, a camera, and a stable broadband connection. A smart phone or tablet device will not be sufficient. Students are required to log in and attend the virtual class at 7:30 AM each day of class for lectures. Students will need to be available from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Students are required to purchase the four required textbooks from the BCIT Bookstore at www.bcitbookstore.ca/bcit/, and pre-read the A2, A3, A4, and B1 modules in the CNST 1100 Course Manual before the first class. Students are required to understand how to use their own computer prior to the beginning of the first class. This includes the use of an internet browser, your file management system (e.g., downloading, finding, opening and saving files), Adobe Acrobat Reader, Zoom and how to move between applications. Course navigation will be explained on the first day of class, but using your computer will not. Contact matt_magee@bcit.ca if you have questions.
Status

CRN 77463

Duration

Mon Feb 27 - Fri Mar 10 (2 weeks)

  • 2 weeks
  • CRN 77463
  • $1550.20
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 27 - Mar 10 Mon - Fri 07:30 - 16:30 Burnaby NE22 Rm. 105
Instructor

Joe Chamberland

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$1550.20

Important information
  1. All students will need to bring a laptop or tablet device to class to access online course material and complete the exam. The device needs to be capable of running the most recent version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, and Zoom. Students are also expected to understand the basic use of their device prior to the first day of class. There will be a tutorial on navigating the online course material, but there will be no tutorials on using your device. Students are required to have the Occupational Health & Safety Regulation (Reg 296/97) (7691000427) and Workers Compensation Act (Consolidated Ed) (7691001187) on the first day of class. These can be purchased from the Burnaby Campus BCIT Bookstore.
Status

CRN 83316

Duration

Mon Mar 20 - Fri Mar 31 (2 weeks)

  • 2 weeks
  • CRN 83316
  • $1511.45
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Mar 20 - Mar 31 Mon - Fri 07:30 - 16:30 Online
Instructor

Joe Chamberland

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$1511.45

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This is an online class. Students are required to have their own desktop or laptop computer, a microphone, a camera, and a stable broadband connection. A smart phone or tablet device will not be sufficient. Students are required to log in and attend the virtual class at 7:30 AM each day of class for lectures. Students will need to be available from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Students are required to purchase the four required textbooks from the BCIT Bookstore at www.bcitbookstore.ca/bcit/, and pre-read the A2, A3, A4, and B1 modules in the CNST 1100 Course Manual before the first class. Students are required to understand how to use their own computer prior to the beginning of the first class. This includes the use of an internet browser, your file management system (e.g., downloading, finding, opening and saving files), Adobe Acrobat Reader, Zoom and how to move between applications. Course navigation will be explained on the first day of class, but using your computer will not. Contact matt_magee@bcit.ca if you have questions.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Utilize OH&S Regulations and the Workers Compensation Act
  • Communicate to promote a safe work environment
  • Identify applicable authorities and regulations
  • Identify potential workplace hazards
  • Report on the conditions of workplace safety
  • Define hazardous materials and explain the WHMIS communication system
  • Define fire prevention codes and regulations
  • Describe safe rigging practice
  • Explain the safe use of fall protection equipment
  • Explain the identification and safe use of ladders
  • Identify TCP’s &Traffic Control
  • Identify Scaffolds, swing stages and elevating work platforms
  • Identify Cranes Safety & Certification
  • Identify Suspended slabs, fly tables, slab stripping and re-shoring & Form Work
  • Explain the regulations associated with Excavations and Shoring
  • Explain the regulations associated with Excavations and Shoring
  • Explain Electrical Safety within a work site & the Protection of Utilities
  • Define Safety Program Audit
  • Identify Guardrails, catch platforms, floor openings, crane platforms and nets
  • Explain Isolation & Lockout procedures
  • Develop Safe Work Practices
  • Identify Confined Space hazards
  • Identify Legal responsibilities related to site health and safety within the Act
  • Implement the Young and New Worker evaluation process
  • Explain Inspection Reports
  • Explain Accident Investigation
  • Complete Inspections, create reports and develop corrective actions

Effective as of Fall 2016

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