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Health & Safety
and Continuing
Education Courses

Basic Occupational Health & Safety Awareness

This course meets the requirements of Ontario Regulation 297/13 made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act requiring any worker (new or existing) to have proof of completing a Basic Occupational Health and Safety Awareness course.  This 4 ...

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Basics of Supervising

This course will help prepare forepersons and supervisors to become "Competent Persons", as defined by the Occupational Health and Safety Act.  The objectives of this course are to increase supervisory skills and to make forepersons/supervisors ...

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Certificate of Qualification (C of Q) - General Carpenter Red Seal Exam Preparation

This course consists of a comprehensive review of all areas of General Carpentry in order to prepare students to challenge the Red Seal exam.  Students will also be coached in time management skills, developing effective study habits, and strategies ...

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Commercial Door and Hardware

This course is designed for members who have completed Advanced Carpentry, or for members/apprentices who are working in the door and hardware sector and who want to improve their skills. Course curriculum includes: interpreting door and hardware ...

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Commercial Trim (Millwork)

This course is available to members who have either completed Intermediate Carpentry or the Residential Trim Course, or who work in the Commercial Trim sector. Curriculum topics will include: interpreting prints and shop ...

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Concrete Formwork

Students will receive instruction on the layout, fabrication and setting of various types of concrete formwork.  In-class theory will include: carpentry math, basic geometric layout (3-4-5), and industry best practices.  In-shop practical projects ...

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Confined Spaces

An awareness course for recognizing and working in confined spaces.  This course reviews the legislative requirements when working in a confined space, hazard awareness, and the procedures for working in a confined space environment.  Emergency ...

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Construction ICRA: Best Practices in Healthcare

Secondary infections that are contracted during hospital stays result in many deaths per year.  A rising concern is the increase in infections due to cross contamination from hospital additions and renovations.  Removing ceilings, walls, flooring, ...

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Construction Math

This course is designed to increase the students' confidence in performing material and layout calculation on the job. Beginning with whole numbers, this course will review addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. This course will also ...

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First Aid & CPR

Students will learn to administer First Aid Level C, adult, child and infant CPR, and AEDs in accordance with St John's Ambulance requirements.  A record of training card will be issued upon successful completion of the course.   READ MORE

Forklift - All Terrain

This course focuses on the forklift operator's responsibilities as defined by the Occupational Health & Safety Act and on safe operating procedures for all-terrain forklifts.  The course includes information on forklift functions, proper ...

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Joint Health and Safety Committee Training - Part 1

At workplaces where a JHSC is required, at least one JHSC member representing the employer and one member representing workers must be certified by the Chief Prevention Officer. Certified members play an essential role in the Internal Responsibility ...

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Joint Health and Safety Committee Training - Part 2

Finalize your certification process by successfully completing NORCAT's CPO-Approved Joint Health and Safety Certification Training - Part Two. This 2-day course reviews Part 1 of the JHSC Certification Training and then applies your knowledge and ...

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Layout

Students are introduced to basic geometric layout and to the math that is required in layout. Students are then taught how to use a Builder's Level, a Digital Theodolite, and a Builder's Transit Level. This course and ...

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Mass Timber

This full-time, four-week (twenty days) Mass Timber course is an in-depth training program focusing on building with mass timber.  The course is comprised of several components.  There is an in-class component focusing on the characteristics of ...

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Powered Elevated Work Platforms (PEWPs)

*READ INDIVIDUAL COURSE DESCRPTIONS CAREFULLY*   This course focuses on the safe operation of both scissor and boom type elevating work platforms.  In class instruction reviews the operator's responsibilities under the ...

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Print Reading

This course covers the basics of blueprint reading. There will be a review of drawing techniques (e.g., isometric, orthographic drafting), the associated alphabet of lines and symbols, and scaling.  Different views associated with drawings (e.g., ...

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Residential Trim

This course is open to all members who want to improve their skills installing residential trim. The curriculum will include:  installing a pre-hung interior door, door casing, baseboard, chair rail and crown molding. Duration: 4 ...

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Rigging & Signaling

The objective of this course is to provide the student with the theory and hands-on practice to rig safely and productively. This course introduces the student to the history of rigging, wire rope, chain, slings, hardware, and knots. This is followed ...

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Scaffolding Health & Safety Training Program

This course focuses on safe procedures and erection methods for Systems and Tube and Clamp scaffolds in the Ontario Construction Industry.  Safe erection and dismantling of scaffolds will be the focus of the course which ...

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Scaffolding Pre-Apprenticeship Program

This 4-week, full time (Monday to Friday) course will focus on both System and Tube and Clamp scaffolding. The course is dedicated to training new apprentices who will be starting a career in carpentry and who will be working in the scaffolding ...

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Scaffolding Refresher

You must complete the full Scaffolding Health and Safety Training Program course before you can take this course. Courses that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements will be cancelled.   This course ...

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SketchUp Pro - Intro to BIM (Building Information Modeling)

This course is designed for journeymen and apprentice Carpenters who have an interest in the behind-the-scenes work in carpentry.  In this ...

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Solid Surface

This is a recognized Solid Surface Installer's course. Students will be instructed in installation and repair techniques associated with solid surface products. Students will be required to demonstrate these techniques through the fabrication and ...

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Suspended Access Equipment - Installer

This 2 day course instructs participants on how to recognize, select and install suspended access equipment; including support systems, and fall protection. This course and all associated written learning materials ...

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Suspended Access Equipment - User

This 2 day course instructs participants on how to use suspended scaffold equipment.  The focus is on safe use and fall protection. This course and all associated written learning materials and examinations are ...

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The Working Mind

The Working Mind (TWM) is part of the Opening Minds initiative, managed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC).  Launched by MHCC in 2013, TWM was developed by clinicians and peers and is based on scientific research and best ...

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Total Station

In this introductory course, students will learn the basic functions and construction applications associated with the Total Station and Data Collector instruments.  The course will cover: Northing and Easting coordinate geometry, entering points ...

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Welding CWB (Canadian Welding Bureau)

This course will begin with the introductory procedures and techniques required to safely cut and weld using gas and arc welding.  Students will then proceed to learn welding techniques as they relate to the four CWB positions: flat, horizontal, ...

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WHMIS/GHS

This course will review workers' rights regarding health and safety matters: the right to know, the right to participate, and the right to refuse. The history of WHMIS/GHS legislation, labels, Material Safety Data Sheets, routes of entry, hazard ...

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Working at Heights

This program addresses the legislative requirements relating to fall protection including; fall hazard awareness; safe use of ladders and scaffolds; Power Elevated Work Platforms; inspection of fall protection equipment; and the proper use of fall ...

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Working at Heights Refresher

This program reviews the legislative requirements relating to fall protection including; fall hazard awareness; safe use of ladders and scaffolds; Power Elevated Work Platforms; inspection of fall protection equipment; and the proper use of fall ...

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