Standardized Safety Training

Standardized Safety Training

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.

Information for Employers (new for 2019)

Two ways to register:

  • To register one or a few students in this course the quickest, easiest way to register is to have the student click the Register button for the desired section and pay with a chosen Visa or MC.


  • If your company needs to be invoiced for course costs, please click the Register by invoice button below, complete the information and submit the form one time. Your designated contact will receive an email with further instructions and the required link. The course(s) you will want to add to your 'catalogue' are your preferred section date(s) for SFTY-1820 and that information is available below.

Register by invoice

Our transfer, withdrawal and cancellation policies apply. Please review if you require changes to your registration.

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!

Online Course – Access

If you need assistance accessing your online course, please read the tabs below:

New Students: Please watch for an email which includes your Saskatchewan Polytechnic 9- digit student ID, your SaskPolytech username and your initial password for accessing your mySaskPolytech computer account. This email should arrive within the next few days.
Previous Students: Your Sask Polytech username and password is only emailed out once every 365 days. If you have registered for a course recently, please check previous communications for these login credentials.
  1. Go to
  2. Enter your mySaskpolytech username and password
  3. Select your course from the dropdown menu at the top left hand side of the webpage (note that your email is accessible from the envelope icon on the right)
  4. You now have access to course content, resources, grades, announcements, and anything your instructor may post
Though you will be able to access the course homepage, course content may not be available until the course start date. You will also be able to access your courses from your student account at by selecting the myCourses icon.

For assistance, call the HelpDesk at 1-888-733-5333. You will be required to provide your 9-digit student ID number. Let staff know if you are having difficulty accessing the student portal or your courses.

To access support and training tools for online courses, please visit the online learning support page.

Please visit the bookstore website to determine if there are any books or other materials you need to order. The bookstore can also be contacted toll free at 1-866-569-8398.

Online Course - Testing

Update as of May 3, 2019

After consultation with the Saskatchewan Mining Association Standardized Training Consortium (SMASTC), it has been decided that as of May 3, 2019 an invigilator/exam supervisor will not be required and no passcode will be needed for students to unlock the General Mine Safety Exam. The examinee will be able to access the exam immediately after completion of all modules.

  • To write the final exam, you will need access to a computer with Windows XP or newer or a Mac and internet access
  • This is an open book exam. You can access to your online course materials by logging onto your course in a second window of your browser.
  • You will have two (2) hours to complete the exam covering content from the 13 modules. The exam is true/false, and multiple choice type questions. A minimum grade of 80% is required to pass.
  • You will have a total of three (3) chances to pass the final exam. It is recommended that if you are not successful on the first attempt you review the course materials prior to a second and/or third attempt.

This course includes self-service generation of your wallet card denoting your three year expiration date. After successful completion of the final exam please print your wallet card or save to a device (instructions for print/save are included).  

Note: no other wallet card will be sent to you. 

On-Site Courses

If you want to contract an in-person course on-site, please contact one of Saskatchewan Polytechnic's certified training companies, listed below alphabetically:

HCC Mining & Demolition


Hest Safety Consulting

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 17 (IUPAT) 


Kelly Panteluk Construction Ltd.

Northern Strands

Pinehouse Business North

Prairie Arctic Trades Training Centre

Primex Training Centre

Proactive Consulting Services Limited

Victory Safety and Training

For more information or questions that many not have been answered above, please contact: or call Linda Mills at 306 659-4796.

With their consent, the records of your employees’ completion of GMSA will be maintained by Sask Polytech, so you can verify their certification for future projects.

Please advise your employees to watch for an automated email from Saskatchewan Polytechnic after their training is completed regarding consent to being listed in the Mining Safety Certification Tracking System.