Standardized Safety Training

Standardized Safety Training

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Safety Training Starts Here

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is your source for provincial training standards. Our Standardized Contractor Safety Training courses are developed in partnership with the Saskatchewan Mining Association (SMA) and their member companies to provide common provincial training standards for contractors working at a number of SMA member sites.

For contractors, this means one set of training standards for a number of SMA member sites, reducing repetitive training, saving time and facilitating mobility.

For SMA member companies, it’s assurance that contractor employees have the knowledge and training necessary to keep work sites safe.

Access to training records is province-wide.

General Mine Safety Awareness Certification and Recertification

3rd Party Trainer

This type of training is delivered in person at the providers training location. The following companies are approved trainers that are available to provide the training.

Proactive 306-543-6108 in Regina

FAQ

For Students

Individual Registration - At the moment we are processing registrations by phone.  View registration information.

Company Sponsorship - View information on sponsoring an employee. The preferred course CRN and start date (term) for SFTY-1820 or SFTY – 1822 are required

You should receive the letter that contains your username and password within one business day after registration.  You should have access to take the 14 hour course within one business day after registration.  If you register on a Friday or a holiday weekend please note that there is no one in the office on the weekends or statutory holidays so this is going to delay processing for up to three business days before participants receive access to the online course.  If you have a unique urgent situation please reach out to standardizedsafetytraining@saskpolytech.ca

This is what you can expect after registration: 

  • Saskatchewan Polytech Account Information Email – This email will be sent to the student's personal email address. It contains your username and password information which will allow you to login to mysaskpolytech.ca. Once you have logged in you will be able to begin your course on Brightspace. 
  • Confirmation of Enrollment – Official confirmation of enrollment that will contain additional information about tax forms, troubleshoot links, etc. This information is available to you for viewing at mysaskpolytech.ca.
  • Monitor the email account that you registered with and also any junk or spam folders associated with that account. 
  • Previous Students: Your Sask Polytech username and password is only emailed out once every 365 days. If you have registered for any course recently, please check previous communications and use these login credentials. 
  • If you need assistance:
    • Contact helpdesk@saskpolytech.ca if you have your username and password, but find it is not working. You can also visit the Online Learning Support page for more information.
    • Contact registration if you do not receive a letter with your username and password.
      • Saskatoon – (306) 659-4800
      • Regina – (306) 775-7301
      • Moose Jaw – (306) 691-8383
      • Prince Albert – (306) 765-1600
      • Out-of-town callers – 1-866-467-4278
This option can be reviewed on a case by case basis and in some instances we may be able to assist. Please contact Standardized Safety Training as listed below. 

To learn about the online components of your course, view this link and bookmark this page for when you receive your mySaskPolytech account information.

Go to mysaskpolytech.ca and enter the username and password provided in the third email.

Click on myCourses.

myCourses

Click on the square symbol at the top and type in SFTY-1820 General Mine Safety Awareness into the search bar.

find our course

Your Course code will start with SFTY-1820 General Mine Safety Awareness and once you choose that you will be directed to IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ.  Please ensure you read all notices.

find your course

On the left had side of the page there is a link to How to Use Sask Polytech Online Courses and you will want to take note of Section 1 – Navigation to learn how to find your course content.

After successful completion of the final exam please click on the CONTENT tab in the online course and scroll to the bottom to see link to Wallet Card and Survey

wallet card

Click on that link and card will open to the side in same window – you will need to scroll up to see this:

wallet card survey

Please follow instructions and ensure you both save and/or print your wallet card. 

 

NOTE: no other wallet card will be sent to you.  Future access to the card will involve you logging back into mySaskPolytech to re-access your course.

This certification is valid for three years from the date of completion. Recertification will be available through registration in an online exam offered through General Mine Safety Awareness Recertification (SFTY-1822)

The Mining Safety Certification Tracker System has been created to allow members of the Saskatchewan Mining Association Safety Training Consortium (SMASTC) access to the safety certification information of any consenting mining contractor they are considering to hire or have already hired. As of April 2015, Standardized Safety Training for the Mining Sector within the province of Saskatchewan is overseen by Saskatchewan Polytechnic.

Students are asked to provide consent to be included in the tracker during their registration in a standardized safety training course. 

Note: If you do not affirm your consent, you will not be entered into the tracker.  In addition, you must successfully complete the course to be entered in the tracker.

For Employers

View information on sponsoring an employee. The preferred course CRN and start date (term) for SFTY-1820 or SFTY – 1822 are required

If you anticipate that you will want to discuss employees’ registrations with Saskatchewan Polytechnic staff and faculty, you will require your employees to sign a Consent to Release Information.  This form is available here and when required can be emailed to standardizedsafetytraining@saskpolytech.ca.

Consent to Release Information Form (pdf)

Additional Safety Courses Offered

This course provides an overview of safe work practices when handling compressed gas and cylinders. It examines compressed gas/cylinder identification, safety devices, ventilation, safe transportation, storage, safe use in confined spaces, and safe handling procedures.

Delivered both Online and In-Class
Length:  4 hours
Cost:  $110 plus GST
Registration coming soon!

This course provides an overview of confined spaces and the importance of planning an entry. Topics include legislative requirements, identifying hazards and controls, atmospheric testing, emergency response, signage and tagging, and filling out a confined space entry plan.

Delivered In-Class
Length:  8 hours
Cost: $210 plus GST
Registration coming soon!

Learn how to become a motivated and competent trainer to make your training programs effective. Examine learning theory to ensure that adult education principles are applied throughout. Learn how to develop learning outcomes and how to design a course and evaluate learners. Develop techniques for communicating with learners while keeping your audience engaged. Practice your skills in a training session that you will design and deliver for instructor feedback.

Delivered In-Class
Length:  30 hours

Costs:  $999 plus GST

This course is an eight-hour theory session followed by a minimum of 8 hours of lift truck operation. To receive certification, applicants are required to demonstrate knowledge of lift trucks for pre-operation and operation. Operating time and examination will be given on a lift truck. Certification required applicants to complete a written and driving examination.

Delivered In-Class
Length:  16 hours
Cost:  $680 plus GST

This course provides an overview of fall protection including legislative requirements, specific fall arrest terminology, types of fall protection equipment and use, determining when fall protection is required, hazards associated with working at heights, and how to complete a fall protection work-entry plan. Participants can expect to be briefly suspended in a harness.

Delivered In-Class
Length:  8 hours
Cost:  $210 plus GST
Registration coming soon!

This comprehensive course provides a thorough background in ground disturbance. It examines pre-job planning strategies, searching the disturbance area, notification requirements, locating and marking, hand and mechanical exposure guidelines, as builts, and post-inspection requirements.  

Delivered Online and In-Class
Length:  8 hours
Cost:  $210 plus GST
Registration coming soon!

This course provides an introduction on how to investigate incidents in order to prevent reoccurrence.  The basics of investigations are covered including outlining legislative requirements, interviewing witnesses, collecting and analyzing evidence, and writing reports.

Delivered Online and In-Class
Length:  8 hours
Cost:  $210 plus GST

This course provides an overview of respiratory protection and fit testing procedures. It specifically addresses legislation; inhalation hazards and how to select appropriate respiratory protection; different types of respirators; the use, care and maintenance of respirators; and general fit testing procedures.

Delivered In-Class
Length:  4 hours
Cost:  $110 plus GST
Registration coming soon!

Contact

STANDARDIZED SAFETY TRAINING

Email: standardizedsafetytraining@saskpolytech.ca 
Phone: 306-765-1775

Flexible Learning
Email: ConEd@saskpolytech.ca 
Phone: 306-659-4038

HELPDESK:
Email: helpdesk@saskpolytech.ca 
Phone: 1-888-733-5333

FINANCE (billing inquiries only):
Phone: 306-659-4143