Regularly scheduled courses resume – next available course: June 29

As BC moves into Phase 2 of the Covid-19 situation more businesses are either open or planning to reopen. If you need training for your safety committee, we are here for you.  We have been revising our course safety systems and will resume open enrollment (ie: regularly scheduled) courses in our Richmond classroom with our Fundamentals for Joint Health and Safety Committees Course. We are taking extensive safety measures to protect our clients and staff. We are reducing the size of each course to allow for social distancing, doing extensive disinfecting in the training room, washrooms and other areas, have hand sanitizer, disposable gloves, and face masks available for all, utilizing lexan barriers (where appropriate), and more.

An excellent selection of safety training courses delivered  at our offices OR directly to your site! We know just how difficult it is to find good safety trainers at a reasonable price.

We specialize in providing highly experiences occupational safety experts with proven adult  training skills. Why? Too many safety trainers either lack the real-world education and experience needed or are weak, ineffective trainers.

OSH trainers booked through the Pacific Safety Center are:

  • Experts in their specialized areas with at least 15 years of OSH training experience.
  • Great presenters. All have years of training experience and have made successful and important presentations at regional and national safety conferences and special events.
  • Able to bring their expertise right to your door and relate what they are teaching to your work processes and challenges.

On-Site Safety Courses: Training That Comes To Your Workplace

  • Have a group of people who need training?
  • Want the trainer to bring their expertise right to your workplace where they can relate what they are teaching to your working environment?
  • Need a course date that fits your unique scheduling needs?
  • Still not sure if these courses are what your organization is looking for? Attend one of our Scheduled Courses and see for yourself!

Our “On-Site Courses” are for you. Our trainer brings our courses directly to you. No need to send your people off-site. Most economical training for groups of 8 or more, perfect for those requiring a more industry specific course. Thousands of BC workers have taken these courses.

Scheduled Courses At Our Richmond BC Offices

Have just a few people needing training? Or simply prefer to attend a regularly scheduled Fundamentals of Joint Health & Safety Committees course at our offices? Then our “Open Enrollment Courses” are perfect for you. Scroll down for more information on dates and costs.

 

Regularly scheduled courses to resume – next available course: June 29

As BC moves into Phase 2 of the Covid-19 situation more and more businesses are either open or planning to reopen. If you need training for your safety committee, we are here for you.  We have been revising our training course safety systems and will resume open enrollment (ie: regularly scheduled) courses in our Richmond classroom with our Fundamentals for Joint Health and Safety Committees Course. We will be taking extensive safety measures to protect our clients and staff. We are reducing the size of each course from 16 to 8 people to allow for social distancing. We are doing extensive disinfecting in the training room, washrooms and other areas, have hand sanitizer and face masks available for all, utilizing lexan barriers (where appropriate), and more.  Since there are only 8 seats per course we expect them to fill quickly! Want to register? Click here for a registration form and scan and e-mail it. Or just e-mail registration@pacificsafetycenter.com or call 604.233.1842

 Fundamentals for Joint Health and Safety Committees Course

Meets WorkSafeBC’s Mandatory Training Requirements
for New Safety Committee Members 

Ideal for new safety committee members or for existing members looking to refresh or upgrade their safety skills. Or, if your organization is establishing its first safety committee or is looking to make its existing committee more effective, then this one day course is just what you need. Includes such topics as: promoting workplace health & safety, applying the process of safety inspections and accident/incident investigations, participating in constructive committee meetings, helping your committee to work together, plus much more. Your course leader is an experienced safety professional with extensive safety committee expertise.

For: Safety Committees
Length: One Day  (available On-Site at your location or in an open enrollment scheduled basis)
On-Site Course Fee (GST Extra, see below for scheduled course fees): $1795.00 per course + tax, includes materials for up to 12 people. Each additional person costs $9.95 + tax, up to a maximum of 24 people.
Min/Max: 3-24 participants

Fee Per Person for Scheduled Courses Only  (GST Extra):
– Early Bird (14 or more days before course date) $195.00
– Regular (fewer than 14 days before course date) $235.00

Location: Pacific Safety Center, 2158 20800 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC
Length:
Course runs from 8:30 – 4:30
Scheduled Courses held at Pacific Safety Center’s Richmond offices unless otherwise noted
Course Schedule
(courses may be added to meet demand)

-May 27, 2020 Postponed
-June 16, 2020 sold out – call 604.233.1842 to be put on a waiting list
-June 24, 2020 sold out – call 604.233.1842 to be put on a waiting list
-June 29, 2020
-July 8, 2020
-August 12, 2020
-September 16, 2020
-October 14, 2020
-November 18, 2020
-December 16, 2020

Click here for a registration form. For more information, please call 604-233-1842 or click here.

 

NEW! Mental Health First Aid (2 days)

In today’s Covid-19 world, many of us are recognizing the tremendous cost in human and financial terms of mental health issues in and out of the workplace. Often we aren’t sure how to help co-workers who may be facing mental health challenges. This Mental Health First Aid Course addresses this by training a designated in-house staff in Mental Health First Aid to provide initial support to someone developing or experiencing a mental health issue. If a crisis does arise, a MHFA trained person can take appropriate steps that may help to reduce the harm that can result.  This course is developed and managed by Mental Health Commission of Canada and taught by a Canadian Mental Health Association certified MHFA trainer.

MHFA is intended for adults interacting with adults (18 years and older). It focuses on the four most common mental health disorders including substance related, mood related, anxiety and trauma related, and psychotic disorders. Participants who take this course are well prepared to interact confidently about mental health with their co-workers, family, friends, and others in their communities.

What this Course Does not do:

This course doesn’t instruct on how to provide therapy or be a therapist. Its intention is to teach participants how to recognize the signs of mental health problems, provide initial help and guide the person towards appropriate professional mental help and support.

Key outcomes

  • Increased awareness of signs and symptoms of the most common mental health problems
  • Decreased stigma related to mental health
  • Increased confidence interacting with individuals experiencing a mental health problem or crisis
  • Increased help actually provided to individuals in crisis or experiencing a mental health problem

Who Should Take This Course

Managers, Supervisors, First Aiders, First Aid Attendants, Safety Committee Members, Human Resources staff and anyone who has an interest in helping others facing mental health challenges.

Fee Per Person for Scheduled Courses Only (GST Extra):
– Early Bird (14 or more day before course date) $295
– Regular (fewer than 14 days before course date) $345

Location: Pacific Safety Center 2158 – 20800 Westminster Highway, Richmond BC
Length: 2 days 8:30 – 4:30pm
On-Site Course Fee: (call for information)

Course Dates: (2 day course)
July 9 & 10, 2020, Pacific Safety Center Offices, Richmond BC

Accident/Incident Investigation Course

The guiding principle of accident/incident investigation is to ensure the incident doesn’t happen again. This in-depth course is designed to guide you through one of the fundamental activities of supervisors and safety committees. A straight forward step by step guide for what to do at an accident scene and how to: a) record the accident site, b) interview c) problem solve d) develop good, effective recommendations e) gain commitment to your recommendations and f) properly follow-up and communicate the results.  Great session for safety committee members and for supervisors, the two groups who are deeply involved in resolving injuries and accidents in the workplace.

For: Safety Committees, Supervisors & Safety Coordinators
Length: One Day
Fee: $1795.00 per course + tax, includes materials for up to 12 people. Each additional person costs $9.95 + tax, up to a maximum of 24 people.
Min/Max: 3-24 participants

Interested in Attending A Scheduled Accident/Incident Investigations Course Rather Than Have it Come To Your Site?
We will be scheduling open enrollment courses by mid-summer. Watch this space for more details.. Cost is $295.00 ($345.00 if booked within 2 weeks of the course date) plus GST per person with a very limited number of seats available. If interested, please call us at 604 233-1842 to register

Supervisors Safety Training (SST)

When employees are promoted to Supervisor, safety training, safety responsibility and accountability are topics that are often overlooked in their initial training. These courses help provide the tools and confidence they need to carry out corrective action. The course covers the fundamental knowledge every supervisor needs to know in order to provide a safe working environment. Includes WorkSafeBC regulatory requirements for supervisors, due diligence, safety programs and accident investigations.

For: Supervisors
Length: 1 Day
Fee: $1795.00 per course + tax, includes materials for up to 12 people. Each additional person costs $9.95 + tax, up to a maximum of 16 people.
Min/Max: 4-16 participants

For more information click here.

Workplace Safety Inspection Course

Looking for tips on how to conduct your safety inspections? This course can help. An experienced safety professional will share his expertise on planning and conducting successful safety inspections,   rating safety hazards, obtaining commitment to your recommendations and developing effective follow-up systems. This course is a terrific starting point for new safety committee members and supervisors and safety coordinators.

For: Safety Committees, Supervisors & Safety Coordinators
Length: 3 hours
Fee: $945.00 per course + tax, includes materials for up to 12 people. Each additional person costs $9.95 + tax, up to a maximum of 24 people.
Min/Max: 3-24 participants

For more information, please call 604-233-1842 or click here.

Due Diligence

Not all supervisors or managers are aware of the profound legal issues that surround safety on the worksite. This course examines the reality of legal accountability and its impact on supervisors, managers even safety personnel and the management system they support. It presents considerations, strategies and recommendations to reduce personal liability and improve workplace safety. You will hear examples from the practical world of day to day worksite safety and due diligence. A real eye-opener of a course.

For: Supervisors
Length: 3 hours
Fee: $945.00 per course + tax, includes materials for up to 12 people. Each additional person costs $9.95 + tax, up to a maximum of 16 people.
Min/Max: 4-16 participants

For more information,  click here.

Cancelled or Postponed Courses or Events

Course Cancellation Policies Changed

Due to the dynamic Coronavirus situation our normal course cancellation policies have been temporarily suspended. If you are have enrolled in one of our scheduled courses, or have booked a course to come to your worksite and you wish to cancel or postpone your course seat or booking you may do so without charge.

In addition, if you are feeling at all unwell, or if you have recently returned from a coronavirus high risk area we ask that you postpone or cancel your course until you recover or 14 days have passed since your return.

Application for a course fee refund that is received at the Pacific Safety Center Ltd two (2) full weeks prior to the course start date will be granted in full (less a $50.00 + tax cancellation fee.) Refund requests received less than two (2) full weeks prior to the course will not be granted a refund. Substitutions will be gladly accepted. Non-attendance does not constitute notice of withdrawal.

Occasionally, courses or events are cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances such as weather conditions or situations affecting the instructor or attendance. Where possible, notification of any changes will be made via email or telephone at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled start of the course. When this occurs, Pacific Safety Center Ltd will ensure that you receive a prompt refund.

Pacific Safety Center Ltd assumes no liability for cancellation of courses or events for any reason. Any costs related to taking a course or event (including but not limited to: airfare, travel, hotel, per-diem, mileage, lost employee wages or salary) are the responsibility of the participant and/or the employer. If a course or event is cancelled, Pacific Safety Center Ltd’s liability is limited to the amount of the registration fee ONLY. It is suggested that, prior to making any travel reservations, you contact our offices at 604-233-1842 to confirm is a course or event is proceeding.

As we require a minimum number of people to run any course, it is strongly suggested that prior to making any travel reservations you contact our offices at 604 233-1842 to confirm if a course or event is proceeding.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What do you mean by “On-Site Training”?

Most safety training takes place in a classroom or hotel in a central location. But on-site training brings the training right to your door. Our trainer provides the course your want, when and where you want it.

What type of facilities do you need to put on a course at our site?

OSH courses need table(s) and chairs for everyone, a projection screen (or lightly coloured wall) and a flipchart or something similar. In most cases a normal meeting room will do fine. Please call us for more information on them.

Isn’t it more expensive to have your trainer come to us?

No. On-Site fees are are for each “course”, not per person. In most cases you can train 12-24 people in a course. Depending on the course, this can lower your cost to $45 per person or less!

How many people do I need to run a course?

Courses usually require a minimum of 4 and can handle up to 24 people.

How Good Are Your Trainers?

They are superb. Our work organizing occupational safety conferences over the past decade has exposed us to hundreds of occupational safety and corporate driving safety trainers, allowing us to pick up the best of the best. They have demonstrated to us their expertise AND their training ability, two areas in which safety trainers must excel and far too many others don’t.

Where Do You Offer These Courses?

On-Site courses are available throughout BC and Alberta. Travel within the greater Vancouver area is not charged. Travel outside the greater Vancouver area is not included in the course fee and is charged at cost. Our regularly scheduled courses are held at our offices located at 2158 – 20800 Westminster Highway Richmond BC.

How Do I Arrange For An On-Site Course?

Call us at 604-233-1842 or email us and we’ll take care of all the details. One call does it all!

I hear that safety committee members are entitled to 8 hours of leave to take safety training. Is that true?

Under Workers Compensation Act: Part 3, Division 4, Section 135 Joint Health & Safety Committee members are entitled to 8 hours of annual paid educational in order to allow them to improve their occupational safety and health expertise. This leave is to be provided by the employer. For more information click here and see that actual legislation click here.

Does the Fundamentals for Joint Health & Safety Committees Course Meet WorkSafeBC's Mandatory Training Requirement for New Safety Committee Members?

Yes our Fundamentals for Joint Health and Safety Committees course was specifically designed to meet WorkSafeBC’s comprehensive mandatory training requirements for new safety committee members.