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CNST 1100 - Construction Safety Officer Training

Construction Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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

$1,518.58

Fall 2021

Below are three offerings of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 34799

Mon Oct 18 - Fri Oct 29 2 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 18 - Oct 29 Mon - Fri 07:30 - 16:30 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$1,518.58

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This class has been moved online. 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 https://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.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 37961

Mon Nov 15 - Fri Nov 26 2 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 15 - Nov 26 Mon - Fri 07:30 - 16:30 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$1,518.58

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This class has been moved online. 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 https://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.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

CRN 32376

Mon Sep 13 - Fri Sep 24 2 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 13 - Sep 24 Mon - Fri 07:30 - 16:30 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$1,518.58

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. This class has been moved online. 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 https://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.
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

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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

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