Basic Certification

Basic Certification Part I

Duration 24hrs (4 days)

This program was developed to help workplaces meet their legal due diligence to provide basic training to health and safety representatives. It not only meets, but exceeds the minimum standards prescribed by the law for the first phase of Certification training. This program is applicable to all Ontario workplaces. Delivered over a four-day period, this program gives participants a full understanding of occupational health and safety legislation, including rights and responsibilities of workplace parties and certified representatives on joint health and safety committees in particular. This will include a full discussion about the Internal Responsibility System (IRS) and the purpose and requirements of workplace health and safety policies and programs. Equally important, participants learn how to identify, assess and control, or better yet eliminate, workplace hazards.

COURSE OUTLINE
1. Introduction
2. The Internal Responsibility System
3. Understanding the Law
4. Employer Responsibilities
5. Worker Participation
6. Enforcement
7. Joint Health and Safety Committees
8. The Certified Member
9. Human Health
10. H & S Policy and Program
11. Hazard Identification
12. Hazard Assessment
13. Hazard Control
14. Workplace Inspection
15. Workplace Investigation
16. Policy and Program Review

Basic Certification Part II – Construction

Duration 30 hrs (5 days)

Before joint health and safety committee (JHSC) members in Ontario-regulated workplaces can become fully certified, they are required to complete a second round of training commonly known as Certification Part II training. This training is designed to help certified representatives identify, assess and control, or better yet eliminate, hazards specific to their work site. This construction sector program meets the needs of work sites typical in this sector. This program allows work sites to get into compliance fast. Training secured in this manner is also portable between work sites in the sector.

 COURSE OUTLINE
1. Introduction
2. Worker Trades Committees
3. Hazards of Dusts and Fibres
4. Physical Hazards
5. Electrical Hazards
6. Lockout
7. Confined Space Entry Hazards
8. Manual Material Handling
9. Walking and Working Surfaces
10. Hazards of Cranes, Hoists and Rigging
11. Heavy Mobile Equipment Hazards and Traffic Control
12. Vehicle Emission Hazards
13. Welding Hazards
14. Hazards of Formwork
15. Trenching Hazards

FAQs

Who is required to complete Basic Certification training?

A joint health and safety committee (JHSC) requires that a member representing workers and management each be certified.

How long do I have to complete Part Two certification after completing Part One?

The Ministry of Labour stipulates that Part Two training must be completed within six months of completing Part One Training, subject to a one-time extension granted at the chief prevention officer’s discretion.

How long is the Basic Certification valid for?

In order to maintain your certification, you must take an approved Refresher Training program every three years. If you do not complete Refresher Training within three years, your certification may be revoked.

Does Basic Certification training include a test?

Yes, participants will be required to take a written test developed by the Ministry of Labour. You will receive an acknowledgement letter from the MOL when you successfully complete Basic Certification.

Does Basic Certification training include a test?

Yes, participants will be required to take a written test developed by the Ministry of Labour. You will receive an acknowledgement letter from the MOL when you successfully complete Basic Certification.

Will I receive a proof of certification?

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will issued a temporary card. The Ministry of Labour will also send you a certified member card along with a confirmation letter upon processing your paperwork.