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.

FAQ

For Students

Click the Register button for the desired section and pay with credit card.

Or

Your company can be invoiced for course costs. Employers must complete the online Sponsorship form. The preferred course PIC and start date(s) for SFTY-1820 are required. Employers will then receive an email with further instructions. 

There may be a delay of up to three business days before participants receive access to the online course. 

This is what you can expect after registration:

  • Email #1 - you will immediately receive an email with a subject line:  Your Student Portal Account Details.  These account details are for registration only; it DOES NOT provide access to the course.
  • Email #2 - with subject line: Your Course Enrolment.  This is a confirmation of enrolment and the student should read this and the associated links within it.
  • Email #3 - with subject line: line: Myletters@Saskpolytech will follow within three business days. This email includes the username and password to mySaskpolytech to access the course. Please read the information carefully and follow instructions.
  • 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 a course recently, please check previous communications for these login credentials.
  • New Students (or after three to four business days): please contact Standardized Safety Training or CE Registration Department so that we can check your account.
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

  • The link to requested courses will only work until the registration deadline of that course.  Please take note of those dates when requesting courses be added to your catalog.  Anyone who tries to use the link after the registration deadline may receive an error message.
  • If additional classes need to be added to your catalogue, please submit another form.
  • If you need to increase the number of participants who can register using your link, please contact sponsorship@saskpolytech.ca.  The link is initially set to accommodate 50 employee registrations.
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic uses an academic year to process invoices etc., therefore you will need to submit a new form for each academic year with the upcoming offerings you want included. The academic year runs July 1 – June 30.

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)

 

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.

Or

  • 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 online.saskpolytech.ca
  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 mySaskPolytech.ca 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

306-652-4168

Hest Safety Consulting
heather@hestsafety.ca
306-641-4966

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 17 (IUPAT)
chrishooter@dc17.ca 

204-943-2497

Kelly Panteluk Construction Ltd.
barry.lischka@kpcl.ca
306-421-6679

Northern Strands 
training@northernstrands.com
306-242-7073

Prairie Arctic Trades Training Centre
pattc@myparc.ca
306-382-4355 

Proactive Consulting Services Limited
admin@proactiveconsulting.ca
306-543-6108

Victory Safety and Training
dledoux.vst@gmail.com
306-649-0030

For more information or questions that many not have been answered above, please contact:  standardizedsafetytraining@saskpolytech.ca 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.

Contact

STANDARDIZED SAFETY TRAINING

Email: standardizedsafetytraining@saskpolytech.ca 
Phone: 306-659-4796 

REGISTRATION SERVICES

Email: ceregistrationsaskatoon@saskpolytech.ca  

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

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